Cold, Sweet & Hot — Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramelized Pears & Chili Glazed Pecans

To make room for recently purchased chili peppers I used the older ones to make a sweet/hot syrup. I have done this before using Turbinado sugar. This time I used Panela, an unrefined cane sugar which is essentially the same as jaggery of Southern Asia.     The types of chilis used were green and … More Cold, Sweet & Hot — Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramelized Pears & Chili Glazed Pecans

Fruitless Fruitcake

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Peach & Mango Cobbler

It is peach season, and our favorite place to buy peaches is McLeod Farms near McBee, South Carolina. They grow 22 varieties of peaches, so their peach season lasts for over 3 months. Sometimes our excursions happen to pass by there, and sometimes we take a drive specifically to go to McLeod Farms. Last weekend … More Peach & Mango Cobbler

Guava Tart

Yesterday I posted about some guavas I cooked down into a thick pasty sauce. Today I made a tart using some of the guava paste. I used pizza dough and stuffed cheddar cheese in the edge of the crust. Pictures tell the story:  

Black Walnut Vegan (for no particular reason) Ice Cream

After having mentioned wild hickory nuts it got me thinking about the black walnuts which have been doing time in the freezer for several years and seldom used. In anticipation of accumulating enough hickory nuts to use in a recipe, I explored the possibilities by using black walnuts in an ice cream. Black walnuts have … More Black Walnut Vegan (for no particular reason) Ice Cream

Fig Thingies

This is not the sort of thing I usually make. Every once in awhile I get a wild notion to attempt something in an area I have no business delving into. I generally leave the dessert making to Faye. Unlike me, she has the patience to actually follow a recipe and produce delectable treats. I … More Fig Thingies

Mango Crumble

The mangos we bought at 10 for a dollar are ripening quickly, so today I made a mango crumble. I deseeded a dried New Mexico chili and put it in a heated skillet with a little virgin coconut oil. Then I added mangos, a couple pinches of powdered cardamom and a slurry of tapioca starch … More Mango Crumble