Posted in cooking, tagged jelly on 21 July 2010 |
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I picked up a mix of hot peppers from the farmers’ market last week, mostly cayenne, but some hot bananas and jalapeno’s as well. I finally got around to making hot pepper jelly yesterday. I modified this recipe from Allrecipes.com. I’m letting it set on the counter top right now, but all signs point to successfully made preserves (not really jelly, since I left the bits and seeds floating about – yum!).
It’s really hot to be making jams and jellies now, so the experience was a bit more demanding than is ideal, but there’s something fun about ‘roughing it’ on occasion.
I’m looking forward to the cream cheese and crackers suggestion from Allrecipies, but it’s also really awesome as part of a glaze for roasts or chicken.
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Here’s part of what I was thinking of when I mentioned taking better pictures. This doesn’t really capture the way the apple jelly caught the sunlight. Something to work on , then. In the meantime, pictures are up of the KnitNotWar 1,0o0 project. Very worth enjoying!
These preserves, apple and strawberry, come to you via the farmers’ market. The same market has got me thinking of various food security and ethics issues, but I’m afraid that if I start going off in that direction I might scare off the few readers this blog has… It’s the sort of thing which might do better in my old blog, Penumbral Lore, which I’ve neglected for even longer than this one. Maybe I’ll combine the two (and use categories for easy avoidance…). That blog is themed about the intersection of science and !science. This one is themed about beauty. Not the easiest merge, but with a sufficiently broad definition of beauty it might work.
Since the blog hop hasn’t worked so well, I’m going to add a blogroll of people who show a tendency of commenting on this blog (starting now), starting with Thea, whose idea the hop was in the first place. Also, her blog is really fun. (I found a link to a free soap giveaway, which I entered, and a bunch of other giveaways, which I didn’t). She also updates more often than I do… :=/
I got my partner for the $10 yarn swap, but she doesn’t have a blog I can link to (or stalk…). She’s very nice, but allergic to cats, which means that I’ll have to be very very careful about storing fur attracting swap swag (maybe the trunk of the car will work). Ah, well, got to love a challenge.
I took more WIP photos, trying to really capture Haruni’s developing pattern, but now I can’t find my camera. Obviously it’s hiding from the trip down 95 I’ve got planned for today…
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