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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Bounty

I finally got a chance to make some pepper jelly with part of the slew of jalapenos  coming in from our garden.  My daughter and I put up 32 
jars of it today.  This is our first canning experience together, and it was a lot of fun.  I still have at the very least twice the amount of peppers that I used today already harvested, and still more coming in every day.  I am looking for new recipes to use some of the remaining peppers in so if you know of any by all means leave a comment. 

A few years back a friend sent us a gift basket from Texas with various goodies from the state.
One of my favorites from the basket was jalapeno peanut brittle, so I think I'll see if I can find a recipe for that.

Today was rainy off and on here so the kids had to play indoors.  They spent some of their time pretending to be a baby rabbit in a box.  A few weeks ago they had a little rescued orphan bunny that they tried to raise.  It only made it for a few days, but they really enjoyed it and were all heartbroken when it died.  Doesn't Scooter make a cute little rabbit all cuddled up.

Here are a few pictures taken earlier this week.  We had some very mild weather, and everyone enjoyed a break from the intense heat and humidity.  


  1. I love the look of your little jars on the windowsill. I have a whole lot of jalapeno peppers coming in and I have always wanted to make jelly from them but I have no idea what it tastes like!

  2. It's sweet with a bite! I love it after I finally got the nerve to try it. My grandmother made it for years when she was alive, but it sounded yucky to me then. I know she would get a kick out of knowing I am making it now!