Providence Corner Blog
The Leaning Tower of Peaches on Providence Rd
These pickles are the notorious Aunt Elsie Pickles. They were made and named in her honor. She was one of my mothers' six sisters and the "spiciest" of all of them. Aunt Elsie was also among the first persons I saw canning. Our family loved her sweet & spicy pickles. She never shared her recipe, but after several trials, I think I just about nailed it! These crunchy pickles are only made for and given to family around Christmas. A card/warning always accompany the pickles reminding the cousins the pickles are very hot & spicy just like our auntie.
We're almost at the end of the first week of a brand-new year (2023). Providence Preserves will not be making any New Years' Resolutions. But there are some principals we will try to continue to honor and live by this year. Let's help each other remember:
1. To know the difference between working hard for something we don't care about that leads to stress versus working hard for something we love that shows passion.
2. To know that speaking is like using toothpaste. You can squirt the words out, but, you cannot put them back in once they're said.
3. Know that God has plans, purposes and promises for you & me. We shouldn't measure His unlimited power by our limited expectations.
Providence Preserves would like to thank everyone who purchased our products, gave us an encouraging word or referred us to new customers and new venues in 2022. We are hopeful that all of you will be abundantly blessed in the new year.
Our half pint Jams & Chutney will be on a Flash Sale Saturday Dec 17th from 9am until 3pm for $6 each.
Strawberry Jam $6
Peach Jam $6
Peach Habanero Jam $6
Berry-Peachy Jam $6
Jalapeno Mint Jelly $6
Tomato Pear Chutney $6
Email us at: email@example.com
Include: your name, jar order & best contact information
+$4.25 shipping/handling per jar outside DFW
Delivery/pickup options available for DFW customers
We look forward to hearing from you!
We've had 1 event to cancel this month due to bad weather and I'm not too sure about one of the 2 events scheduled for this week. This Thurs, 12/15, we, along with 10 other SENIOR vendors, will be at the Senior Craft Market at the DeSoto Senior Center, (inside event) YEEAAHH!!!, from 10 til 2. Duncan Switch is scheduled for this Saturday. Hmmmm, we'll have to wait and see. The weather is pretty chilly right now and Saturday ain't looking much better. The Duncanville Chamber of Commerce will have the final decision on that one... In the mean time, we will prep as if everything is a go!
We will have gift boxes and individual jar sales. Looking forward to meeting new people and saying hello to returning customers.
Providence Preserves is at it again AND 30+ other vendors!
This Friday we will be at Methodist Charlton Hospital Medical Center. for their annual auxiliary fundraising event.
What: "A Charlton Christmas" Vendor Fair.
When: 8am until 4pm
Where: Main lobby
Come and shop for family, friends and co-workers.
It sure has been a minute since we blogged on the website!
Our apologies...we do have a good excuse; two actually. Between making products and doing shows, we've had little time to get to the computer and post on the blog. Since our last post, we have been in the commercial kitchen making late season preserves, participating in several markets, food shows, tastings and webinars galore! We are thankful for all the opportunities as exhausting as some of them have been. Well, the holiday season is almost upon us and Providence Preserves is cranking it up again!
In cooperation with a few other Black, female-owned food businesses, we will be offering corporate level gifting this season. Stay tuned!!!
So we've been in the commercial kitchen making Peach Jam, Berry-Peachy Jam, Peach Habanero Jam and Sugar-Free Peach Jam. But this isn't just the season for peaches; we've been making pickled items too: Pickled Okra, Dilly Beans, Squash Pickles and Bread & Butter Pickles. We're getting our veggies from Aisle 5ive this season since We Over Me Farm only has cukes growing right now.
So, what do you do when you got lots of peaches and lots of ginger? Do you create a new jam? Peachy Ginger? Or, do you make what has been tried and true like Peach Jam, Berry-Peachy Jam and Peach Habanero Jam?
I believe there is something very special about making