What a Wall of Protection!

Be aware!!!

Rebekah Beene

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Last Friday I received the most unusual telephone call of my career. As I answered the phone the man on the other end of the line said, “This is US Customs and Border Protection. We have a man here who says he is attending your national meeting…” He gave me the man’s name and after investigating it with the national committee chairs in my state we were all amazed that the detained man was lying. He was attempting to get into the United States illegally and was using this national meeting held in our state to get through. Fearful thought that an enemy is reading anything on the internet to find a way to lie their way to gain entrance.

Oh beloved, God speaks truth this morning. The enemy will try any means whatsoever to get through to your heart and mind. But I AM that I AM has…

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Some Like it Hot: Jalapeno Wine

this has to be a winter brew 🙂

Urban Overalls

I love southwestern cuisine.  The complex flavors.  The spiciness.  The heat.   One such item that has those characteristics is the humble jalapeno.  Sure… we love it diced into salsas.  Roasted with a cream cheese filling.  And of course… it is a must in some of the green chilis that we create.  Heck… even pickled, it shines.  But with a bumper crop, we decided to think outside of the box and try something brand new for us.  Jalapeno wine!

Now some of you may be thinking, “Ewww… that would be gross”.  Or, “It would be way too hot to drink”.  But trust me… sometimes the unexpected  can surprise you with a sublime flavor.

The recipe to follow has been adapted from the Jalapeno Wine recipe from Jack Keller at http://winemaking.jackkeller.net.

Jalapeno Wine

  • 48, blemish-free jalapenos
  • 3 boxes (15 oz. each) golden raisins, chopped
  • 6 lbs. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. acid blend

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