Gratefully Green : Recipes from Roy Ranch

25 Aug

Both of these recipes come to us courtesy of Kristen Roy at Roy Ranch in Fallon, Nevada. Read about how to package them in our post on hostess gifts. Thanks for sharing them, K!

Mint Jelly : Perfect as an appetizer with cream cheese and crackers

  • 1 1/2 c. packed fresh mint leaves and stems
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 c. boiling water
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 3 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 6 fluid ounces liquid pectin

Rinse off the mint leaves, and place them into a large saucepan. Crush with a potato masher or the bottom of a jar or glass. Add water, and bring the mint to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain, and measure out 1 cup + 2/3 cup boiling water.

Place 1 2/3 cups of the water in a saucepan. Stir in the lemon juice and food coloring. Mix in the sugar, and place the pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is boiling, stir in the pectin. Boil the mixture for a full minute while stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim foam off the top using a large metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to hot sterile jars, and seal. Process any unsealed jars in a water bath.

Salsa de la Bahia : A delicious accompaniment to tortilla chips or as a starter for guacamole. Just add to avocados and mix!

  • 1 28 oz. can peeled, diced tomatoes
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 to 2 jalapenos, seeded with membranes removed
  • 3 T. cilantro
  • 1 T. salt
  • 1 T. pepper

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until desired consistency is reached {Kristen likes hers a little chunky}. The jalapeno seeds and membranes contain all of the pepper’s heat. If you want a hotter salsa, keep the seeds and/or membranes.


One Response to “Gratefully Green : Recipes from Roy Ranch”

  1. Molly August 29, 2009 at 3:53 am #

    I am thinking Roy Ranch needs to start a food blog…what do you think? I am kinda craving the mint jelly recipe right now, but who couldn’t eat cream cheese at every meal?

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