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Pepper Jelly Makes a Great Christmas Present

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

Pineapple during the Holidays? It’s not just for ham anymore!

I’ve been making all sorts of pepper jellies in the run-up to Christmas. Late-year fruit usually are the firmer ones: Pears, apples, quince and the like. I’ve used some red pears in a pear-prickly pear-red chiles […]

White Flesh Peach Zingjam, a Refreshing Topping

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

Some of the fruit available this summer is the best looking and tasting I’ve seen in a while. Large, juicy apricots with a rose and coral blushes on them. Sweet cherries that are blemish-free and ready to make an explosion of flavor in your mouth. […]

Pepper Jelly Update: Anybody Got a Gas Mask I Can Borrow?

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

We recently reported on the Underground’s latest exploits in kitchen coliseum, wherein we basically reinvented the staid and hackneyed red pepper jelly. As promised, we made other colors of pepper jelly than red this time…

For the orange pepper jelly, I had two orange bell […]

Cool Down the Italian Way: Grilled Peaches and Red Wine Granita

Davy Crockett once said, “You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas.” Trust me, it’s hotter here. We’ve been scorched in Texas for months now. We were 5° F above average for June, after a hot May. The above-average temperatures have continued, and so has the drought. (Rain in isolated […]

Happy Father’s Day, Undergrounders…

Nothing much going on here except the heat; 105° F today in the backyard. The weatherman’s teasing us with rain chances mid-week, which I’m sure they’ll pull away at the last minute, like Lucy taking away the football before Charlie can launch the game-winning field goal through the uprights. Oh well; maybe they figure […]

Virtual Reality Gives “Cookie Monster” a Whole New Meaning

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

This fellow isn’t trying a new method of traveling incognito. Nor is he a space alien. (At least not according to the Men in Black.) Instead, this is Professor Takuji Naumi, making a point. Using his new invention, the Meta Cookie.

What’s his point? Well, first […]

Today is Also National Pi Day

Just a quick postscript to our earlier note concerning extreme napping (with extreme snacking on the side). Today, March 14th, is National Pi Day. No, not the food; the mathematical value for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

Why is today that day? Because today can be labeled 3.14, which is pi […]

Dinner Party Crepes, Brazilian Style (With Extras)

Some weeks ago we received a kind invitation from one of PJ’s coworkers, to dine in their home. Sadly, before we could get there I came down with the ‘flu and we had to beg off. I’m sure the thought of missing out on fine Brazilian cuisine prepared by a native slowed my recovery […]