Daily Archives: September 4, 2017


From scratch — a pineapple pie, and a chess pie. (With all-butter pie crusts that are sinfully delicious. And enough butter in the pies to keep a heart doctor happy for a few weeks.)

Yet to come — cold potato salad (vegan), green salad (vegan), burgers and hot dogs (not vegan).

My students will be well fed this evening.

Habanero pepper jelly

Whilst stocking up Friday at Rogers Produce, I saw a quart basket of habanero peppers.

And I bought them.

And then I had to determine what to do with them.

Why not Habanero Pepper Jelly?

And thus it was that I spent an hour Sunday evening making jelly.  We shall sample tonight as I have nearly a dozen Webster University students here for a Labor Day barbecue.  The appetizer: red pepper jelly and cream cheese on wheat crackers.

As I write this on Sunday evening, I’m hearing the lids ping to let me know they are sealed.  That’s music to a canning-chef’s ears!

The recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/170998/habanero-pepper-jelly/ 

Oh . . . and a reminder: even if you are wearing latex gloves whilst seeding the habaneros, you should still wash your hands and scrub in soapy water before you touch your nose.  Lesson learned.