Cardamom Pear Butter

Eat Well Edibles Grow Well Recipe

As is the case much of the time, the story of this recipe begins with a produce bargain (my shopping vice). Bags of perfectly “imperfect” late season Bartlett pears, their yellow-green skin blushing to red, with juicy-sweet flesh underneath.

I do this every year with both Bartletts and Boscs. And every year, after all possible ways of eating them fresh are exhausted, the final few get to hang out in the spa. Lucky them, luckier us.

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Citrus Medley Marmalade

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

The entrance to 2015 brought the first doses of winter to our stretch of coastline in North Carolina. A shock after the near-80-degree highs on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

With mornings now breaking cold and windy comes a desire to linger over steaming mugs of milky coffee and crumpets we baked over the weekend. Just right to spread on top — a tangy, tart trio of pink grapefruit, orange and lemon.

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Handmade Holiday Gifting, Part 2: Quick-Pickled Jalapeño Slices

Eat Well Edibles Grow Well Recipe

Hello! I’m back with Part 2 of my Handmade Holiday Gifting series.

You may recall that our garden produced a hot pepper windfall. A particular banner year for jalapeños. We both love spicy foods and I regularly cook with all sorts of hot chillies, so we were, and continue to be, delighted.

Personally I would’ve been more delighted had the banana and purple bell pepper plants done equally as well (or better) than the jalapeños. My husband on the other hand is most pleased the bounty skewed in their favor. So this got me to thinking about ways to use them up before rotting set in, and how to do go about it in a way both he and I would enjoy…

Quick-Pickled Jalapeño Slices.

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