Dec 01 2012

Weather Report: December 1, 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like… spring?

Sunny skies and highs right around 70 degrees will abound on Edisto Island this Saturday. Some rain might creep in on Sunday, but with a high of 70 degrees that’s an alright deal for locals and visitors who are far away from the cold and snow much of the country is facing.

The high of 70 will continue Monday and Tuesday along with partly cloudy skies. There’s a 10-20 percent chance of rain both days.

The temperatures will drop to the low 60s the rest of the week. There will also be a 20 percent chance of rain.

Even though the mild weather doesn’t necessarily make people think of cozy comfort food like colder temperatures do, it’s still the right time of year to make some of the best recipes.

Currently, collard greens are in season all throughout South Carolina. They can be purchased in local grocery stores and markets all over, including the Piggly Wiggly on the beach.

Some people shy away from the dark green leafy vegetable thinking it can’t possibly be good – but those are just the people who have never tried some true southern collard greens.

One of the best things about making a great batch of greens is that it’s really easy. Here’s what you’ll need for some collard greens.

One batch of greens, rinsed, trimmed and chopped

Two smoked ham hocks

Two cans of condensed chicken broth

20 oz of water

1 TBSP of distilled white vinegar

Salt/pepper to taste

Place the greens and ham in a large soup pot. Mix the broth, water and vinegar along with the salt and pepper and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for one hour. You might also add a tablespoon of honey to cut some of the bitterness of the greens, but it is a matter of taste.

 

Bob Hart Author

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