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Happy Juneteenth 2024

Updated: 5 days ago

A Celebration for All Americans...


Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, holds significant cultural and historical importance beyond its origins in African American history. At Good Thyme Gal, we believe it’s crucial to recognize why Juneteenth matters not only to African Americans but to all Americans who value freedom, equality, and the ongoing pursuit of justice.

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of slavery—two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had officially freed enslaved people in Confederate states. This momentous occasion symbolizes the triumph of freedom over oppression and marks the beginning of a long journey toward equality for African Americans.

For all Americans, Juneteenth serves as a reminder of our shared history and the ongoing struggle for civil rights and social justice.-GTG

It encourages us to reflect on the progress made since emancipation and the work still needed to achieve true equality and inclusivity in our society.

Celebrating Juneteenth is an opportunity to educate ourselves about the challenges faced by African Americans throughout history and the contributions they have made to our nation’s cultural tapestry. It’s a time to honor resilience, acknowledge past injustices, and commit to building a more equitable future for all.

At Good Thyme Gal, we embrace diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of life, including our celebrations and commemorations. We encourage our readers to learn about Juneteenth, engage in meaningful conversations, and participate in events that promote unity and understanding among all Americans.

Join us at Good Thyme Gal in recognizing Juneteenth as a day that holds significance not just for African Americans but for all Americans who believe in the principles of freedom, justice, and equality. Let’s celebrate together and continue striving toward a brighter, more inclusive future for everyone.

How will you be honoring Juneteenth this year? Share your thoughts and plans in the comments below. Together, let’s feast, celebrate, and commemorate this important day with respect, empathy, and a commitment to progress.

These Dishes are a great way to do it. Catfish with Summer Succotash and pickled green beans. Let us know in the comments how you celebrated!

Happy Juneteenth 2024.

Juneteenth-Catfish with Summer Succotash Recipe

catfish with summer succotash


Cooking Directions

  1. Cook beans according to package. Drain in colander; rinse under cold water to cool.

  2. Meanwhile, rinse fish, pat dry with paper towel, brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt, onion powder, and pepper.

  3. Place in well-greased grill basket. *For charcoal grill, place basket on rack directly over medium coals.

  4. Grill 6-9 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning basket halfway through grilling.

  5. Place fish on plates.

  6. In a large bowl toss together cooked beans, corn relish and spinach.

  7. Serve.

Pickled Green Beans Recipe

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  • 3 Lbs. Green beans or yellow wax beans

  • 3 Cups water

  • 3 Cups Cider vinegar

  • 1 Tablespoon salt

  • 3 Tablespoon snipped, fresh dill

  • 6 Garlic cloves, sliced

Cooking Directions

  1. Wash beans; drain. Trim ends.

  2. Place beans in 8-qt Dutch oven.

  3. Add boiling water to cover. Return to boiling.

  4. Cook, uncovered, 3 minutes;drain. Place beans in a large bowl.

  5. In a large saucepan combine 3 Cups water, vinegar, pickling salt, dill, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Bring to boiling. Pour over beans in a bowl. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to a glass container.

  6. Cover; chill at least 4 hours before serving.

  7. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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