Monthly Archives: May 2011

Anacua Jelly

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Anacua, sand paper tree,  is a medium sized tree that has white flowers in the spring followed by yellow-orange  fruit in May. This tree grows from Mexico to Austin. It is found growing in much of the downtown area of … Continue reading

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Tomato Jelly

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Tomato Jelly did not sound to me as if it would be a big hit at my house but I decided to give it a try, none-the-less. I gathered up a bunch of tomatoes from my garden, quartered them (8 … Continue reading

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Groundcherry Jam and Tomatillo Jam

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Groundcherries, husk tomato, tomate de cascara, Physalis pruinosa, and poha are names for my favorite little fruit. There are over 35 species of physalis and most are edible. They are called groundcherries because the fruit fall to the ground as … Continue reading

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Papaya Jam

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Temperatures in the 90’s got me thinking about making Papaya Jam. Papayas love the heat. So I  decided to start making papaya jam. First some background information. Papaya plants are  tropical so we have take precautions with the plant in … Continue reading

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Serrano Jelly or Some like it HOT! jelly

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Hot and sweet. Sweet and Hot. Picoso y dulce.  However you say it it is spicy hot and sweet. It is a very interesting combination. I truly was not prepared to like this jelly but it now goes to the … Continue reading

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Grapes and Cactus fruit

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Today was a nice cool day for a drive in the country so I pointed the car towards the south of town. Everywhere I looked were grapevines on fences, alongside roads, growing up trees, and bushes. I got out and … Continue reading

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