Archive for the ‘Peppers’ Category

Tater Time

I’ve been good. I’ve been waiting. I have exercised an extreme amount of self-control. But this week I could no longer help myself and I picked an entire bush worth of potatoes. I pulled the whole thing up. As of today, I had more control over myself and started “grabbing” potatoes, which is the practice of reaching through the soft dirt and feeling around for a potato or two and plucking them from the plant. I grabbed a  couple for my sister-in-law, who ate them for dinner tonight and described them as, “GOOOOOD.”

Yesterday’s haul in its entirety:

Right now, at this very moment, I’m waiting for water to boil so I can par cook some ‘taters. Then hubby is going to grill those ‘taters with olive oil, herbs (probably sage), salt and pepper. We’re frying up the Padron Peppers in the cast iron skillet then adding some sea salt. For desert, we’re having caprese salad, which we have had almost every Sunday night since the basil started growing and we are nowhere near tired of it. We’re to the point where we buy mozzarella from Costco. Maybe I should start thinking about making my own mozzarella. I’ve heard it’s not hard….

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It’s Hot. Damn Hot.

To quote Good Morning Vietnam: “It’s hot. Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking.” Well, can you tell me what it feels like? “Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! I saw… It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It’s that hot! Do you know what I’m talking about?”

It’s nice if you’re growing tomatoes but bad if you’re working in the yard. We sweltered all weekend but I have to say, keeping up with all the wilting (mine and the plants) was worth it. The peppers are loving the heat. We may get some peppers, after all. Of course, since there are no labels, it’s hard to say what we may be getting. Anyone care to weigh in? We can play name that pepper…

I think these are Anchos:

There are most likely Cayenne:

I’m really not sure what these are but they are interesting. They’re 5-6 inches long. I feel like they may turn red but I may be wrong:

This is a Chinese Giant bell pepper:

I’m pretty sure this is a Poblano:

And this…Who knows. Could be anything:

If you’re still reading, I would like to give the photo credits to Moo, my 11-year-old step-daughter. Moo by the way, is not her real name, it’s her Nom De Blog, because children should not use their real names in blogs.