Pepper Jellies are becoming all the rage. As the DIY generation starts to really dig their feet into canning, along with pickling, savory jams are reigning supreme. This particular recipe comes at a perfect time. January, filled with the settling in of winter and settling in with all of the coughs and colds left over from Holiday traveling.
The power of Capsacin ~ the essence of spice. This hot stuff finds it’s home in the fleshy pith, where it then marinates the seeds turning them into little spice bombs. For this recipe we are using already pretty hot totties so feel free to toss the seeds and pith. Now Capsacin, it heats your blood up in a flash then actually cools your overall body temperature. Hence it’s no surprise that in tropical regions hot pepper spice is a cornerstone. The blood flow in all your membranes then starts to flow, liquifying hardened mucus, stimulating digestion, and kicking fat burn into high gear. All that goopy glob stuck in the crooks around your body starts to get movin’. If your having trouble getting over a pesky cold cold this is part of your miracle healing kit.
The power of Fresh Ginger ~ The wingman in this recipe is Ginger. We were finding plain old pepper jellies all over the place, but wanted to add a little something else to round the flavors out. We then came across this little number further boosting the digestive bonus. While capsacin cools, ginger heats the blood up. Perfect to help you keep warm from the inside out. Fresh ginger in particular is a mega antioxidant with huge anti-inflammatory capabilities. If you enjoy the flavor, add some to your favorite black tea, chopped up in an infuser, with a heap of honey. A cup of this works to kick the average headaches butt.
So now that we have your blood flowing and your digestion moving, dig out your food processor, and some mason jars. We have found that this Habanero Ginger Jelly is best on a plain cracker on top of Bacon Jam, which we made at the same time and gave away as gifts together for Christmas. That recipe will follow in a later post. Now that I have recovered from my sinus cold I like it with a little cream cheese.
The Recipie ~ Curtesy of Simply So Good. Read the Original HERE!