Aug 17, 2017
Her name was Elizabeth VanKoughnett and she was born in the late 1800. A Grandmother to 6 Grandsons and one Granddaughter she was affectionately called Granny Van.
She would send all of her lucky children 2 quarts of sweet relish every Christmas along with a three tier fruit cake, which her one daughter would hide from her children until Christmas with great anticipation.
Christmas dinner was not the same without Granny's Relish, when she passed-on her daughter took to making the relish, & every Christmas would then give her 6 sons and daughter some to cherish. It eventually fell to Granny Van's Granddaughter Jan & husband Barney to take-up the tradition of preparing the inherited recipe- and they've been sending it to her 6 brothers every Christmas since.
Jan has already begun sharing the recipes with her daughters so it will continue-on being a family tradition for years to come.
Granny Van's relish is good with everything from turkey to ham, eggs, tuna salad, hamburgers & of course hot dogs.
You can't help but enjoy this long time loved recipe made from locally sourced ingredients.
Not only do they have relish but also hot crab apple jelly, crab apple jelly, Choke cherry jelly, sweet beets, bread & butter pickles, garlic dill pickles, & much more depending on the season. She also bakes some addictive cookies and cinnamon buns.
So if you didn't have a spectacular Granny with epic recipes handed down to you, don't despair, you have your chance locally here in Golden at the Farmers' market every Wednesday from 12-5pm down at the South side of the market.
You can order and purchase directly from Granny Van's Granddaughter Jan & husband Barney and of course their adorable mini mascot Oliver.