Category Archives: Recipes

Strawberry Guava Jam

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Strawberry Guava (Psidium cattleianum) or in Spanish arazá Strawberry Guava is a small red fruit resembling tiny pomegranates that grows on a small tree (up to 25 feet tall but usually much smaller). There is also a yellow variety called Lemon … Continue reading

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Roselle Jelly

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Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa, flor de Jamaica,  rosella, Chaye-Torosh in Iran,  karkade  in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan,  Florida cranberry, Jamaica sorrel and chin baung in Burma. I had not planned on making jelly this week. I had spent time at … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

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Barbados Cherry Jelly

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Barbados Cherry (Malpighia Punicifolia L. ,acerola, West Indian cherry, cereza colorado, and wild crepe myrtle) Barbados Cherry is wonderful shrub commonly 6 feet tall in Texas, and growing into a small tree in other places in Florida, the West Indies, … Continue reading

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Turk’s Cap Jelly

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Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var.drummondii,  Drummond Wax-Mallow, Texas Mallow, Mexican Apple, Red Mallow, Wild Turk’s Cap, Bleeding Heart, Malva de Cera) Turk’s Cap Jelly is definitely a jelly that few people have heard of, let alone eaten. I only found … Continue reading

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Firey Red Hot Chile Pequin Jelly (With Pyracantha and Loquat)

Chile Pequin Jelly from chile pequins ( Capsicum annuum glabrisculum , bird peppers, turkey pepper, or chile de monte. In Texas if you want a genuine hot sauce or pico de gallo you definitely are wanting to use chile pequin … Continue reading

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Loquat Jelly, Loquat Sauce, and Loquat Empanadas

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Loquats are called Chinese plums, Japanese plums, Nisperos, and Misperos. Appropriately enough Chinese plums are from China but  naturalized in Japan over 1,000 years ago. Loquats are in India, Hawaii, Pakistan, the Mediterranean area, and many other places. The trees … Continue reading

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Poteet Strawberry Jam

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I can remember fondly  the first time I rolled down a country lane on my bicycle and discovered the sweetest, tastiest, and largest wild strawberries of my life. I made strawberry jam from that patch for years. I have never … Continue reading

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Texas Pyracantha Jelly

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Pyracantha Jelly from Pyracantha coccinea (firethorn, scarlet firethorn Rosaceae -rose Family-) Once you have seen a pyracantha bush you will not mistake it for anything else. The colorful orange-red berries stab at the sky and leave you breathless. They advertise … Continue reading

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Satsuma Orange Jelly

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Satsuma Orange Jelly- I absolutely love oranges. They rank right up there with strawberries. However, when you talk jellies you don’t hear about orange jelly, rather you must eat orange marmalade. I am not a fan of marmalade so I … Continue reading

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