Tuesday, August 30, 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 and cooled)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground tumeric
2 cinnamon sticks

Procedure:
  • Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl
  • Pour into the saucepan and bring to a simmer
  • Cover and simmer for approximately 15 minutes, onion pieces will soften, the peach pieces will be soft, but intact
  • Cool and pour into clean jars , cover and keep in the refrigerator
  • The chutney will stay for 7- 10 days 
  • Other additions/flavorings you may consider: a small hot pepper, 1-2 cloves of garlic, diced celery pieces, slivered almonds. Use your imagination and share the ideas on this post! 


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Monday, August 1, 2016

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:
  1. Combine very cold cream and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the flavors and mix well. 
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process as per the machine's instructions.
  3. Mix the vodka into the fruit. A few minutes prior to the mixture being finished add the fruit to the soft ice cream and mix for several minutes more. 
  4. Pour into a container, cover and freeze until very firm. 
  5. Enjoy this very special summer treat! 


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