Jalapeno Bacon Jam

7 slices of bacon (about 1/2 pound) 1 or 2 or 3 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed* 1/2 onion 1/2 green bell pepper 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp. salt 2/3 cup strong coffee (brewed, not grounds) Heat cast-iron skillet on medium […]

Ginger Syrup! Ginger Candy!

Syrup: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar ½ cup peeled and sliced raw ginger Bring water and sugar to a boil. Add ginger and continue to simmer until liquid is, well, syrupy (liquid reduced by half or liquid holds a line on a plate). This takes about 20 minutes or more. Do NOT cover the […]