Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cantaloupe Jam

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Talk about a jam that practically no one has ever tasted before. I don’t understand why this isn’t on the grocery store shelf since it is a common fruit. Cantaloupe has a distinctive flavor and that flavor carries over well … Continue reading

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Peach Jam

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Ripe, wet, sweet, and delicious. I am definitely speaking about Prunus persica, the peach. What a beautiful small tree in flower and in fruit. With the varieties of peaches out there you likely have quite a long season to pick … Continue reading

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Fig Jam and Fig Leather

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Even though we are in the middle of a drought, this is a busy time for jam and jelly making. The figs are starting to ripen. It should not be hard to find enough figs on a tree to make … Continue reading

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Mustang Grape Jelly and Jam

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Mustang Grape Jelly is definitely a Texas Jelly. While there are a total of 14 wild types of grape in Texas, the jelly I have made is from Mustang Grapes, which is the most common grape in the eastern half … Continue reading

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Mesquite Bean Jelly

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Mesquite trees are found nearly everywhere in Texas. Prior to the settlers there were not nearly as many Mesquite trees as there are today. They are a tough tree that survives the droughts. The Native Americans used the pods to … Continue reading

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