Lots of beautiful tomatoes and peppers from the garden...
we've had a pesto making night using up all the garden basil and now we're cooking up a huge batch of Tomato jam...I'd never had this before and the house smells wonderfully rich and exotic.
Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, perfect blend of hot and sweet. This jelly does not take much time at all to make, we made a small batch while the tomatoes were cooking.
5 lbs tomatoes, finely chopped
3 1/2 cups sugar
8 T lime juice
2 t freshly grated ginger
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ground cloves
1 T salt
1 T red chili flakes
Combine all ingredients in a large, non-reactive pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce temp to a simmer. Stirring regularly, simmer the jam until it reduces to a sitcky jammy mess. This will take between 1 and 1 1/2 hours (we're making a triple batch and it's looking like 4 or 5 hours) depending on how high you keep your heat.
When the jam has cooked down sufficiently, remove from heat and fill jars, leaving 1/4" of head space. Wipe rims, apply lids and twist on rings. Process in a boiling water canner for 20 minutes.
Rebecca is in San Miguel so I'm not sure she'll be posting...but if she does, here I am...with some savory Postcards from my Paradise.
this is the 3rd year that I have had work at the Museum, my altar to 'Our Mother Goddesses' representing my 2 grandmothers and my dear mother-in-law looking over all of our family members that have passed.
one detail from the altar, there was a huge crowd so I just shot a couple of very quick photos...will share more next week.
The altars go from the beautifully elaborate...
to the simply stunning
This year the Musuem asked tattoo artists from a local tattoo parlor to create paintings for the Portal Gallery, a wonderful addition.
and in the main gallery this year a reproduction of a traditional Mexican cemetary decorated for Day of the Dead...Catherine, Jared and crew did a marvelous job of creating faux marble, weathered wood, cracking tile grave sites...each representing an important Mexican historical figure.
Laurie Zuckerman created an intricate mausoleum dedicated to her family...this exhibit runs through Nov 2nd, I wouldn't miss it.
2016 is a potent year for me...sweet '16, it is my 60th year and since I made the decision to keep this blog going for at least another year I am going to use this as a daily gratitude practice. If you choose to visit and perhaps leave a comment I am grateful for that too.