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Singapore Sling Pepper Jelly! Now You Can Drink Your Toast…

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

I was running out of ideas for jellies. Yep, I was shocked too! I mean, there’s only so many batches of cherry habanero jelly you can put up in a season.

I decided my blood alcohol could use a boost. To kick off the positive thinking, […]

Pickled Cherries and Pork Fajitas

Nigel Slater recently posted an interesting recipe in the Guardian’s food & drink section. The interesting ingredient is quick-pickled cherries. Not pickles like you might think; this stuff is divine! With cherry season in full swing, it’s time you gave them a try.

I chose to do something a bit different. (I know, you can’t hardly […]

Pepper Jellies and the Manzano Chile

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

The great summer of tasty fruit continues, and I’m in the kitchen nearly every day making jellies. There’s a shortage of fresh habaneros hereabouts, though, which is unexpected and a bit worrying. I went to the neighborhood Latin foods outlet, and even they only had […]

Cherry Season is Here, and Cherry Pepper Jellies are Great

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

If you love cherries, now is your time of the year. Ripe, sweet, juicy. Plenty of them, even here in Texas, and at great prices.

I couldn’t resist. I had to get about a ton several bags and make pepper jelly with them. With pineapple or […]

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 […]

More Summertime Fruit Pepper Jellies

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

You can get almost any fruit you want, whenever you want it, thanks to our grocery industry. But don’t they taste best when they’re in season? That’s why I make so much pepper jelly this time of year…

Dark sweet cherries have been available in our […]

An Exciting Week: A Holiday for Presidents, National Chili Day and More

You’ll have to go far to find a month with more food fun packed into it than February has to offer! And this week is the pinnacle of all that merriment. Besides celebrating President’s Day (today, in fact), which should bring a major spike in cherry prices nationally, Thursday is National Chili Day. I […]

Tis the Season: Almost Here! Time to Make Desserts

You don’t want to be spending all your time fixing stuff on Christmas Eve, or worse yet, Christmas Day. So make these two tasty desserts well in advance:

Frog Eye Salad
Cherry Dessert Salad

Frog Eye Salad is the tasty dessert with the funny name. Kids go crazy for this stuff! Almost as much as adults do. This […]