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Ghost Peppers: 12-13-12

Because of our recent, very low temperatures here in north Texas, i’ve had too pull all the peppers from my plants or they get mushy and gross.  My poor cold peppers…  Sob!  They look so sad.  So i’m making more … Continue reading

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Apple Jam: 10-22-12

Besides canning Candied Peppers and Bread & Butter Pickles, i’m attempting Honey Apple Cranberry Jam today.  There’s 20 cups of diced and peeled red and green apples simmering in lemon juice until they break down.  Then i’ll add the honey … Continue reading

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Honeydew Peach Jam?: 9-26-12

We’ll see how it turns out.  i still have a ripe honeydew melon taunting me on my counter.  i haven’t done anything with it because i didn’t want to make just another basic melon jam.  i’m still stocked up on … Continue reading

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Oryx Jerky: 9-20-12

We’ve all heard of beef jerky, turkey jerky, and even Buffalo jerky.  i’m making Oryx jerky.  The oryx, a large antelope with long, spear-like horns, is a true desert animal that lives in Africa.  A friend of mine from the farmer’s market gave … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jam! 9-19-12

This is the last batch of watermelon jam until next summer when i have a new crop.  it’s more of a pain to make than other jams because not only do all the seeds need to be removed, but it’s … Continue reading

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Candied Peppers: 9-17-12

Today i’m making candied peppers, courtesy of my friends Jon and Vanessa.  After having a great meal (that Jon prepared) with them on Saturday, they gave me a gallon bag of banana peppers.  Some of them i grilled last night, … Continue reading

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Heat! 9-4-12

This heat makes my garden look wilty and sick by midday.  Luckily, most of the stuff growing now is more resistant to the heat.  But even these peppers look sad in the afternoon.  As long as they’re well mulched though, … Continue reading

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Using Garden Surplus: 8-23-12

I didn’t feel tool good when i woke up this morning, and thought a veggie stew would help.  So now there’s a stew in the crockpot with veggies from the garden and some that i actually had to buy.  My … Continue reading

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In an Okra Bed: 8-22-12

It’s been so nice out today (so far) that i’ve spent most of the morning in the garden.  i’ve planted an awesome heirloom variety of beets, and black valentine beans (which actually grow green, the seeds are just black).  And … Continue reading

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Put it up! 8-16-12

Today i’m canning.  i just got a few bags of white cukes out of the garden, which will soon be cinnamon pickles.  The first step to an awesome crunchy cinnamon pickle is to let the sliced cukes sit in a … Continue reading

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