Showing posts from August, 2016

Fresh Peach Chutney

Peaches, figs, and soon, early apples. Late summer/ early fall in the Garden State!  This is an easy condiment made on the stove top.  This condiment is NOT processed. It will keep in your fridge for a week to 10 days.  Use the heaviest bottom covered saucepan you have to avoid burning on the bottom.  Equipment:  Heavy bottom 2 quart saucepan  Measuring cups, mixing spoons, mixing bowl  Sharp paring knife, cutting board  Storage jars  Ingredients :  The ingredients are more a guide than a hard and fast recipe, feel free to improvise, the results will surely be delicious.  4-5 large, slightly under-ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, diced 1" piece ginger, peeled and sliced into 2 or 3 pieces  2 - slices red onion (about 1/2 inch slices), chopped  1/2 small shallot, diced finely 1/2 sweet pepper diced (it's pretty to use a mix of green and red) 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/3 cup sugar (you may want a bit more, correct after the mixture is cooked

Blackberry Ice Cream

Blackberry Ice Cream  New Jersey is known for summertime blueberries, peaches and tomatoes. Who knew that blackberries are also grown all over the state!  This past week we've gone blackberry picking twice, so we've had delicious blackberries out of hand, blackberry yogurt, a blackberry cobbler and here, you have a photo of very delicious - and easy to make- blackberry ice cream. The only trick is that you'll need an ice cream maker.  #jerseyfreshlove  !!!! Equipment: Measuring cups and spoons Ice cream maker Cute ice cream dishes (optional) Ingredients: 4 cups half and half OR 2 cups heavy cream and 2 cups half and half . Try to find cream that is NOT ultra pasteurized- I use Whole Foods house brand 3/4- 1 c granulated sugar  2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp raspberry or pomegranate fountain flavor - this is stocked at  LorAnn Oils   1-2 tsp vodka (optional)   1 1/2 c lightly crushed fresh blackberries  Procedure: Combine very cold cream and sugar until th