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2013-05-10 01:10:16 AM

Aarontology: Step 1: Acquire apple
Step 2: Eat apple

Why mess with perfection?


Indeed. While there are some great recipes including fruit, it's also great to appreciate the flavor of high quality fruit on its own.

Here are a couple of beautifully simple recipes that I picked up on the internet:
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2013-05-10 01:49:01 AM
My favorite fruit recipe is Prickly Pear Jelly, just a simple, basic, in any old cookbook recipe. Nothing exotic added, just the fruit juice, sugar and pectin. I discovered the first time I made it that if it jelled I had Prickly Pear Jelly, but if it failed to jell I had Prickly Pear Syrup! So, a big Win-Win either way.

I actually kind of try to make it fail, because the Prickly Pear Syrup tastes utterly, mind-blowingly awesome!

ProTip: Use long BB Que tongs to pick the fruits and the BB Que fork to skewer the fruit to hold over a burner and burn off ALL the spines.
 
2013-05-10 01:57:01 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: The only herbs that seem to like it in my garden are sage, mint and lavender. Any recipe suggestions would be most welcome.


Um, just in case you are not aware, Mint is almost a weed, in the way it spreads. It's almost an invasive as Vinca (Periwinkle)
 
2013-05-10 02:01:36 AM

OK So Amuse Me: My favorite fruit recipe is Prickly Pear Jelly, just a simple, basic, in any old cookbook recipe. Nothing exotic added, just the fruit juice, sugar and pectin. I discovered the first time I made it that if it jelled I had Prickly Pear Jelly, but if it failed to jell I had Prickly Pear Syrup! So, a big Win-Win either way.

I actually kind of try to make it fail, because the Prickly Pear Syrup tastes utterly, mind-blowingly awesome!

ProTip: Use long BB Que tongs to pick the fruits and the BB Que fork to skewer the fruit to hold over a burner and burn off ALL the spines.


I do a Prickly Pear jam with hot peppers that is a lot of fun. Spicy and sweet, it's a great accompaniment to chicken or quail. The girl critter made me teach her Dad to make it, for when I wasn't around, so that she could get it year round. Mind you, in Arizona and New Mexico, getting a decent Prickly Pear jam isn't that hard, so peppering one up is easy to do at home.
 
2013-05-10 02:26:00 AM
Simple recipe for cantaloupe:

Cut a cantaloupe in small chunks or slices.
Wrap in prosciutto.
Eat.

Whenever I have lots of citrus (especially since my neighbor has orange and grapefruit trees, and they give us some of the excess bounty), I stick most of them in the juicer and use the peels to make candied citrus peels. (I also freeze some of the juice into ice cubes and store them in the freezer with some uncandied peels so I can use them for recipes later on).

Any leftover thyme I have ends up in delicious Lemon-Thyme Cookies. It's been a while since I made them, but I think the recipe is still up on Martha Stewart's website or easily found via Google.
 
2013-05-10 02:34:59 AM
 
2013-05-10 03:30:03 AM
Green tomato pie
 
2013-05-10 04:07:11 AM
I'll tell you what not to do with it.  Don't make one of those fruit salads where you dump a 1/2 packet of vanilla instant pudding on your mix of diced fruit and then stir it around.  I made it one evening for a picnic the following day after reading all kinds of rave reviews about it.  Most gawd awful fruit salad I've ever tasted.  Fortunately by the next morning the fruit juices had washed most of the gunk to the bottom of the bowl and I was able to it was spoon out the fruit leaving the worst of it behind.  Made it palatable anyway.  I really have to question what kind of food the people who thought this was a good idea eat on a regular basis.
 
2013-05-10 04:15:45 AM
I live in Toronto. Nothing seasonal yet, though we just had a hot week and should have fiddleheads, wild leeks, and asparagus this as early as this weekend. I usually make a seasonal kind of gravlax when the leaks come out using Arctic char instead of salmon, wild leak, thyme, and garlic scapes instead of dill, maple sugar for the sugar component of the dry brine, and a bit of chicoutai (Québec cloudberry liqueur) as a substitute for the traditional gin. Serve with latkes, fiddleheads, and homemade crème fraîche.

At the way simpler end of the scale, when the first local strawberries come out I buy a quart and inhale them before I even make it home
from the market. And
then I swallow a bunch of Benadryl and get a rash because
I'm mildly allergic to strawberries, but I don't care.
 
2013-05-10 04:25:04 AM
I live in Florida.

Mango Peach Salad

Cut up equal parts Mango and Peach.

Put into Bowl. Mix.

/Sliced Banana optional.
 
2013-05-10 07:12:30 AM
Glad there is so much love for rhubarb on here. I got 4lbs from my dad's garden at the weekend. rhubarb and custard cake and rhubarb crumble was made :)

I'm getting a piece of his plant in the autumn (November is splitting time for rhubarb) so I'll have my own next year.
 
2013-05-10 07:45:34 AM

Aarontology: Step 1: Acquire appledurian
Step 2: Eat appledurian

 
2013-05-10 08:59:52 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: God Is My Co-Pirate:

Tried rosemary, oregano and basil.  I have the world's blackest thumbs.  Maybe it's worth another try.  I do love pesto.

Can't get rosemary to grow? I can't get rid of my rosemary plant.  I've DUG. IT. UP. three times, and it's three feet high by the end of the year.  Frickin weed.


It is too cold in other parts of the US- rosemary doesn't make it through the winter here so the weed aspect isn't a problem.
 
2013-05-10 09:26:17 AM
Mash fruit.  Add water and yeast.  Wait 1-2 months.  Enjoy.
 
2013-05-10 10:29:41 AM

hillbillypharmacist: The banks of the Arkansas river are covered with blackberry brambles.  So usually we go down there with some buckets and eat blackberries until crippling diarrhea prevents us from picking more.


Can you suggest a place on the river you go to pick these blackberries? I'm in the LR area and my wife would love a stroll on the river picking berries.

//Of course, only if it isn't some "secret".
 
2013-05-10 11:59:27 AM

spidermilk: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: God Is My Co-Pirate:

Tried rosemary, oregano and basil.  I have the world's blackest thumbs.  Maybe it's worth another try.  I do love pesto.

Can't get rosemary to grow? I can't get rid of my rosemary plant.  I've DUG. IT. UP. three times, and it's three feet high by the end of the year.  Frickin weed.

It is too cold in other parts of the US- rosemary doesn't make it through the winter here so the weed aspect isn't a problem.


I live in the Pacific Northwest.  My rosemary has survived seven years now and is a nice evergreen tree on the corner of my patio.
 
2013-05-10 01:14:19 PM
Rhubarb sour cream pie!

(Will post recipe, if anyone is interested.)
 
2013-05-10 01:36:00 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: The only herbs that seem to like it in my garden are sage, mint and lavender. Any recipe suggestions would be most welcome.


I found a recipe for a cilantro/mint melon salad that was pretty good. I used a combination of cantaloupe, honeydew, and papaya, with a bunch of fresh mint and cilantro, and a little lime juice. The cilantro/mint combination is a little strange at first, but it grew on me. I took it to a BBQ and got lots of compliments.
 
2013-05-10 02:39:10 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Tried rosemary, oregano and basil. I have the world's blackest thumbs. Maybe it's worth another try. I do love pesto.


You're far enough north that you may have to treat basil as an annual and replant each season.  Put it in a dark unglazed clay pot in full sun, water every 3-4 days until temps get above 30°C and then water every 2-3 days.  If the leaves start to turn yellow, add an extra day between watering.  Don't over fertilize and look for slow release formulas.

Keep in mind that you'll need a lot of basil to make pesto.  Maybe five or six mature basil plants.  I have three in my pot that I use for spaghetti sauce and omelets.
 
2013-05-10 04:27:50 PM
Every Summer I contact the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, TX and have them ship out four half gallons of Peaches and Homemade Vanilla. (it's the minimum order)
 
2013-05-10 05:06:56 PM
Made Dandelion Jelly 2 days ago (not bad at all - hate dandelions a little less now).  In a month we'll be overcome with black raspberries (2-6qts/day) followed closely by blueberries (just as bad).  I'm putting in a strawberry garden this year, too, because I'm a fruit masochist!
 
2013-05-10 06:24:37 PM

Flerble: Rhubarb sour cream pie!

(Will post recipe, if anyone is interested.)


Yes, please!
 
2013-05-10 10:22:26 PM

Cruiser: Made Dandelion Jelly 2 days ago


Please, do tell.
 
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