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Do Hairless Peaches Make Great Jam? You Betcha…

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

I’ve made peach pepper jelly in the past, and that was a very good batch. Didn’t last long! I’ve made jelly using plums too, and that was a bit more of a chore, as the stones don’t separate easily from the flesh. Still, it wasn’t […]

Whogoosed the Moose Falls Off Wagon, but Not Out of Tree

If you made this stuff up, nobody would believe you…

Seems the squirrels in Sweden have some hefty competition this time of year. Not GOOD competition, mind you. At least not good at climbing trees. However, the squirrels have little to worry about, as moose (what’s the plural? Meese?) don’t seem to be able to […]

Hunting the Wild Prickly Pear in South Texas

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

It’s August, and that’s open season on wild prickly pear. The jelly I made recently for daughterperson came out so great we’re going down South for the weekend, long tongs in hand, searching for the best in red fruit. We know it’ll be hot, […]

Jammin’ With Apricots

One great summer fruit is the apricot. They’re not often eaten fresh, though; not sure why, as they’re certainly tasty that way. Dried apricots are used in lots of fruit snacks, and that’s a great way to preserve them for the winter months. If you have an abundance of the fresh fruit and access […]

Fish 4 Friday: Grilled Salmon With Pineapple Salsa

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

There are a number of very appetizing beers made in Mexico. Most folks know about Corona, a drinkable lager and the best-selling non-domestic beer in the States. Other recognizable labels include Pacifico, Negra Modelo, Dos XX, Tecate and Bohemia. I’m partial to the darker beers, […]

Pear Clafouti, the Tasty Dessert With the Funny Name

This entry is part of a series, RdJ Marathon»

In my mind, pears are an overlooked fruit option for many dishes. Pears aren’t available lots of places or a lot of the year, like apples and other hand fruit are these days. They are usually more expensive than other options, although the price per-item […]

Blueberry Update: Two Cups a Week Reduces Parkinson's Risk for Men (Sorry, Ladies)

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

A post that went mostly unnoticed on Valentine’s Day didn’t escape the eagle eyes of the Underground’s newsies. First, the (now) unsurprising part, at least for all you folks following the Brain Food series: Fruits that are high in antioxidants, especially flavonoids, are good for […]

Almost Thanksgiving: Get the Desserts Ready!

If you’ve been following along at home, you know by now that the recipes I’m sharing aren’t for a traditional Thanksgiving. There’s maybe 47 bajillion sites that have those ideas; even Google throws a hissie fit when you search for that.

Staying “in character,” then, here are a couple concepts for dessert:

Zesty Peach Purses
Chipotle […]