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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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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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Zucchini Jam

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Zucchini  squash is a vegetable that  often produces quite a crop of ripe squash. As I was picking off the squash from a plant someone teased me if I was going to make it into jelly or jam, knowing that … Continue reading

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Basil Jelly

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Basil Jelly? When I told people that I had made Basil Jelly I took everyone for surprise. I was challenged to make this jelly when I was at my community garden while picking basil for pesto. The other gardeners wanted … Continue reading

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Elderberry Jelly

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Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis, American Elder) makes a beautiful dark purple jelly. The plant is a tall shrub (up to 20 feet tall) that can be found in much of the eastern half of Texas. It grows along permanent rivers and … Continue reading

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What-a-Plum Jelly and Jam (Mexican Plum)

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Many people ask me where in the world do I find the fruit for making jelly. Finding these plums is a good example of how I find fruit. Today I was sitting at my local gourmet restaurant , Whataburger, when … Continue reading

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Texas Persimmon

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Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana, Mexican Persimmon, Chapote ) is a very common shrub or tree here in Central, West, and South Texas. It can be found growing in thickets or mixed in with other trees in woodlands. It is very … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Jelly

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Pomegranates (granadas) in Texas can be traced to the early Spanish Missions. They do well in our hot dry climate and tolerate the alkaline soil.  I find that my pomegranate bushes do well without much additional water, even in a … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jelly and Jam

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Does eating a watermelon bring back memories of hot summers to mind? I remember sticky hands, and watermelon juice all down my white t-shirt while eating this delicious fruit in my backyard. We ate the watermelon with our fingers while … Continue reading

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