Thursday, July 29, 2010

One Big Habanero

Here is what happens when it rains a lot in Texas in June - giant habanero.

I noticed that Jenn was looking for a garlic tea recipe to repel mosquitoes. Simply put a whole garlic clove in a food processor or blender with some water and chop it up. Let it sit for a while, strain off the garlic bits, dilute with more water and apply to the mosquito infested area. I put it in a watering can and spin around like a crazy woman splashing it all over the place. This gives the neighbors something to talk about.

Linda wanted the pickled peach recipe. I didn't really follow a recipe, but here is how I threw them together. The brine is 2 parts white vinegar to one part water with enough sugar to make it slightly sweet (to taste) . Peel the peaches and cut into quarters. Add two cloves and one cinnamon stick to each jar and pack in the peaches. I packed the peaches gently because I didn't want them all mushy. Boil the brine and pour over the prepared peaches. Secure the lids on the jars and process in a boiling water bath for seven minutes. Make sure the lids pop down, if not refrigerate and eat sooner rather than later.

For safety's sake, please read some home canning instructions. I wouldn't want to accidentally poison anyone.
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  1. That is one big habanero. We're growing those too, but ours is not as big as that one.

  2. Thanks Debbi! I am printing this and plan on trying it! (I'll be careful!--thanks for the reminder!)

  3. My peppers are naff this year. I think the flowers weren't pollinated. :!

  4. Oh, you're wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!

    Thanks so much Debbi, will be sharing the recipe with all my friends here.
    In Alberta we've had nothing but rain & sunshine all summer and are going mad with the advent of the skeetors!!!



  5. Debbie girl I have never heard of pickled peaches before !!
    Wow !!! .. I think I have a craving for something I don't even know what it tastes like ? LOL
    Looks YUMMY !!

  6. Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.comSeptember 3, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    I wish you lived next door and I could come over and watch you can. I haven't done it in years and I'm fearful I will do it wrong and get sick. :( It's hard to find women who still know how to can, sadly. And try to find one of those big pans where you can stack bottles for boiling. Ha! Obsolete!