I love jalapeno jelly dripping over soft cheese, the whole mess spread on a cracker, sweet and spicy and smooth. My jalapeno bush is loaded so a couple weeks ago I tried to make Jalapeno jelly.
I used too much pectin. I made a big green rubber ball. It was an epic failure. I was disappointed and discouraged.
Saturday, the strawberry guy from Watsonville was at the Farmers Market so I bought a pint. They were a bit over ripe for eating but perfect for jam. Hmm, I thought. Hmmm.
I cut up the strawberries, chopped up some jalapenos, added lemon juice, sugar and pectin -- and voila! amazing jam. I got the pectin amount right this time. Phew.
The chickens enjoyed the strawberry trimmings.
These Polish chickens crack me up.