September 13, 2014

hatch green chile jelly vs. plum jam

2014.09_jam jelly contest
Wheat Ridge, the lovely town we call home, is hosting a festival today call Ridgefest that involves food trucks, craft brews, local artisans, a homebrew contest, a cottage foods contest, and much more.  Similar to the scope of foods allowed by the Colorado Cottage Foods Act, this contest will feature breads, pickles, and jams/jellies.  It is a fun way to let people know that the Colorado Cottage Foods Act was passed 2012 and that they are now legally able to sell certain homemade foods from their home kitchen rather than a commercial kitchen. 

Eric and I will be competing against each other!  I made a hatch green chile jelly and he made a tart plum jam.  We shall see what happens!

1 comment:

  1. Well neither of us won the jam/jelly contest, but I am happy to report that hatch green chile jelly beat plum jam this time around. Here's the hatch green chile jelly recipe for one pint:

    6 oz. hot hatch green chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded
    1 1/2 c. sugar
    3/4 c. apple cider vinegar
    1/2 c. apple juice
    pinch of salt
    1 1/2 T. low sugar pectin