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Pascale’s Kitchen

Pascale Beale is a remarkable person & if you don’t know about her YOU SHOULD!
She is a 9X cookbook author, food photographer & stylist.
Born in England, spent her summers in France. Great cook, baker & friend-
Her books are full of great recipes & photos & make a perfect gift-
I bought them ALL!
Pascale sells Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam in her gift sets & singles online!

Check out her online shop HERE
Her fabulous cookbooks are HERE

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Field + Fort

2580 Lillie Avenue Summerland, CA. (805) 770-7897                                          Great restaurant & shop!
“To-Go” orders & safe pick up during Covid.
You’ll find Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam on the menu, as well as for sale in the shop!      photo credit: Field + Fort













Ojai Jalapeno Jelly, Apricot Habanero Jam, and Habanero Jelly stacked on a table outdoors

photo credit: Amber Dolyak (805) 245-1274


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Date with a Pig

Date with a Pig
No photo yet, I apologize. They’re eaten that fast—

Apple-smoked Bacon– 1 package
Medjool dates– about 30
Savory Sauce

What to do
Cut dates in 1/2, discard seeds.
Cut bacon in thirds, so you have about 3″ strips to work with.
Wrap bacon around date halves.
Secure with metal or bamboo pick.

In a convection oven;
Bake at 340* for about 10 minutes a side.
Regular oven; bake at 350* for about 12 minutes a side.
Drain off bacon grease & save 1 T. for “Savory Sauce”.

Habanero Balsamic Sauce-
In a saucepan;
4 parts Ojai Habanero Jelly
1 part Balsamic Vinegar
Reduce for about 45 minutes over low heat.

Easily alter Habanero Balsamic Sauce to this
Savory Sauce

In a saucepan over low heat;
Warm 1 1/2 cups Habanero Balsamic Sauce
with 5-ounces Chévre
Add 1 T. bacon grease + any date bits left over.
Heat through. Stir & serve.
bet you can’t eat just one

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Let’s talk Venison

Deer Season

I’m not wild about venison myself, but I’m surrounded by people that LOVE it.

These sauce recipes would make bootstraps tasty…
If you have a tough piece of buck you’re trying to make a meal of this sauce will work its magic!

I tend to make a lot at a time but it’s easy to cut this recipe down to 1/4

Habanero Balsamic Sauce
→Heat level 4
4 jars Ojai Habanero Jelly
1 c Balsamic Vinegar

Place ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat.
Bring mixture to a simmer & reduce heat. Keep at a low simmer & stir occasionally.
Cook for 45-60 minutes.
Let cool on counter top, Cover & refrigerate. Keeps well for up to 2 weeks.

Mixture will thicken as it cools. Enjoy on venison, bbq’d chicken, vegetables +++

Habanero Marinate
can also be used as a glaze or sauce
→Heat level 3
4 jars Ojai Habanero Jelly
1 can of Coca Cola (not diet)
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
1 fresh bay leaf

Place ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat.
Bring mixture to a simmer & reduce heat. Keep at a low simmer & stir occasionally.
Cook for 45-60 minutes.
Let cool on counter top. Cover & refrigerate. Keeps well for up to 2 weeks.
If you want to get rid of the gamey flavor, use as a marinate.

Need a recipe? Send me a note at
& let me see what I can come up with!


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Crab Cake Dipping Sauce

Ojai Jelly
Crab Cake Sauce

3/4 c. safflower mayonnaise (or your favorite)

1/4 c. buttermilk (or plain yogurt)

3 T. Ojai Habanero Jelly (room temperature)

3 T. fresh dill leaves- chopped fine

1 T. fresh parsley leaves- chopped

2 T. lemon zest

1/2 lemon- juiced

1 garlic clove- minced

Combine all ingredients in a bowl & stir well.
Keep refrigerated until just before serving.
Sauce will thicken as it chills-




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Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam

Sweet yet Savory


Ripe California Apricots Blended with Habanero Peppers

Decadent on cheesecake or over ice cream-
Remarkable on bagels or waffles-
Jam-Packed with flavor-Big cheese pleaser!

Transformative on chicken-

A perfect addition to nearly everything…

Heal Level 2


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Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam

Ojai Habanero Apricot Jam will be on shelves later this month!


Delicious on Cheesecake!













→Great on toast, bagels, waffles

→Tasty in your PB&J

→Serve as a “SATAY” dipping sauce on chicken;
Mix 1/2 peanut butter & 1/2 Jam

→Perk up your cheese plate!

I’ll post suggestions, recipes & where to purchase-
It’s always available online, but lets get it in your area!



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Zaca Mesa 2012 Viognier


Zaca Mesa Winery
2012 Viognier
Serve cool 40• – 45• F

Zaca Mesa Winery is one of my all time favorite wineries-
I didn’t like white wines until I discovered their lovely Viognier.

Pairs well with;

♦Thai chicken
♦Raw oysters
♦Grilled Ahi
♦ Chicken Satay

BBQ chicken skewers
Make a dipping sauce of
Ojai Jalapeño Jelly (heat level 3)
Ojai Habanero Jelly (heat level 4)
Mix equal parts of Ojai Pepper Jelly
with Fresh Ground Peanut Butter
Makes a quick & easy “satay” to dip chicken
skewers in-


♦ Grilled Ahi

Dip one flat-side of a 1“ thick fresh Ahi steak in
a mixture of horseradish aioli & sour cream,
then dredge the same side in Mediterranean
“Dukkah” or black sesame seeds.
Fry hot & fast for 2-minutes a-side.
Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge & parsley.
Always have a squirt-bottle of
Ojai Pepper Jelly
ready to decorate your plate with a
half-moon shape around edge to compliment
your meal-


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Move Over Mint Jelly!

Meyer Lemon

Meat ♥’r I’m not, but my dear, sweet friend Virginia keeps saying, “move over mint jelly” when she thinks of serving her favorite Jelly with Lamb- Ojai Jalapeño Jelly that is!

Make lamb the way you ♥ it & try this recipe for your eyebrow-raising sauce!

It’s sure to stir conversation-

Move Over Mint Jelly Sauce

One 11-ounce jar of Ojai Jalapeño Jelly
15-20 fresh mint leaves
1 lemon- zested
about 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice

Whisk all ingredients in Cuisinart or blender. Scrape down sides, then pulse a few times.

Pour mixture into individual ramekins. Serve at room temperature.

Garnish each dinner plate with a sprig of rosemary & mint leaf.

If you have any left over, refrigerate. It will last about 3 days.
This sauce is quite tasty on Indian food too- Fresh & delicious!

Excellent served with Zaca Mesa Winery 2011 Chapel G Syrah