* Ooops! I forgot the title ’til I saw that “untitled post” had been favorited. Fixed
I have many more habanero peppers than I will ever use. I hate to waste such pretty things so I went Google diving, looking for a recipe I found last year and used. I’m not sure if I posted anything about it. I did a post that included a sauce recipe using habs but this one is a little different:
Habanero Hot Sauce
About 12-15 (give or take…) Habanero peppers. Remove the seeds.
1 can sliced peaches in either heavy or light syrup.
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup yellow mustard
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon allspice
The original recipe called for 1/2 cup mustard but it seemed like too much so I halved it. Blend it all on high until liquified. Refrigerate overnight or use right away. You can also freeze or can jars of it. It’s also supposed to keep for a long time in the refrigerator. I canned the extra out of the first batch but I’m going through it so fast, after filling my old tabasco bottle with it I just freeze the rest until ready to use.
I’m not a huge fan of molasses so I used only a little, and subbed some of my whole grain mustard for the yellow. After it all was processed in my machine it seemed a bit thick so I added some seasoned rice vinegar. I have a pint of the finished sauce in the fridge, and 5 half pint jars full that I processed in a boiling water bath. I guess how big the can of peaches is will make some difference – I used some re-hydrated peaches that we bought dried. They were just too chewy to eat as is but when soaked in water for a day or two in the fridge they were pretty good. Not like fresh or canned by any means. The water they soaked in turned into a liquid nearly the same as syrup from canned, sweet even without any added sugar.
I always send folks to this page when they ask for a gumbo recipe. It’s for a chicken and sausage gumbo but easily adapts to whatever meat you have on hand. The pictured gumbo has the chicken and sausage, plus precooked shrimp and crawfish tails that were added just at the end to warm through.
This is still sitting on the windowsill, cooling. I bet it will be good. We saw a picture of a raspberry pie some fellow on another blog posted in comments that looked great. No idea what recipe he used but this one appears to be similar.
Have loved this song forever. Now Adele is covering it. Found out something I NEVER knew. Bob Dylan wrote it.
8.20 Fell out of bed last night (I fall out probably once a night), but no one noticed, so I went exploring and found a great treat. (TaMara’s note: Shelby, Einstein, Duncan, Coty and Sadie are going to come back and haunt me because they were NEVER allowed on the bed or other furniture).
8.21 Today I learned about timeouts. While biting a litter mate is expected, biting one’s person is frowned upon. (TaMara’s note: the timeout was more for me than him. Really took me by surprise nipping at my face)
8.22 My person cleans out the kitty potty spots every morning. This morning I decided to help her by carrying the plastic bag. I was rewarded for my good deed with a fun game of chase. Also worked really hard to climb onto the couch for naptime. (TaMara’s note: Sigh, let the haunting begin, because I let him sleep there).
8.23 Went for a walk in a new place today. Lots of water, flowers, weeds and great smells. My person calls it the Ponds. I’m still unsure about getting too far from the house or car, I’m not all that impressed by my person’s ability to smell her way back. I don’t think her eyes are all that good, either. So far my vigilance has kept us from losing our way.
8.24 Woke up this morning and found out I could now easily reach the counters by standing on my back legs. How awesome is that! I must have grown a whole inch last night. So much to see up there. (TaMara’s note: No, no, not awesome)
8.25 Spent a lot of time in the car today, I usually like my crate, but today I thought it would be fun to howl and bark. When we got home, I got another timeout, this time for chasing the cats. Is it my fault they run away all the time? (TaMara’s note: Again, timeout more for the cats and my sanity)
8.26 My person works too much, so I decided to take over her desk. She’ll have to find something else to do.
8.27 Spent the day at the office again. Boooring. Came home and power napped. I feel a growth spurt coming on.
8.28 Big day. Learned sit and come – because steak, baby! I do anything for bits of steak. Also went to the vet for my weekly weigh in – and got to meet my vet. Got a shot and didn’t even feel it. I’m a big boy! 27.6 lbs and 17 inches at my shoulders. I’ll be 10 weeks old on Saturday.