Banana Peppers 2 – I Still Have Too Many


Previously, we talked about being overrun with peppers and what you can do with them.  In the current summer of Covid, you can’t just simply dump them on your co-workers like you did every other…

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Banana Peppers – What Can You Do With Them?


The pepper patch is in full swing.  I have gotten to the point of picking a half bushel of each type every few days, then I am under the gun to figure out what to…

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Hot Pepper Relish


As you already know, I like to pickle peppers.  I’ve been doing it for years now, and devote a large chunk of my pepper patch to jalapeno and serrano peppers just to keep my public…

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Hot Pickled Cauliflower


Hot Pickled Cauliflower – A Delicacy from my Youth Hot pickled cauliflower was my initiation into the wonderful world of spicy foods.  As a kid, my mom always had a jar of Bell-View Hot Pickled…

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Zucchini Avalanche


Some vegetables are dangerous.  Zucchini falls into this category. First, you have to dedicate a lot of space to grow it.  Two of my six raised beds are dedicated to squash.  Second, they come at…

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The Street Hockey Goalie


Growing up, we lived in the city of Monongahela, across the street from Williams Elementary School.  It was built in the 1890s and was a yellow brick fortress about half-way up the hill that was…

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The Case for a Queen


In the US we have no royalty.  Kardashians not withstanding.  In fact, we went to great lengths to get rid of the last king we had way back in 1776.  But I’m sitting here enduring…

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Driving Through Ireland – The mountains, the sea, and Guinness


Ireland by car is a great way to go.  Once you get by the whole “driving on the wrong side of the road” thing.  In 2009, near the end of our 13 month stint in…

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London on a Two-Day Pass – Day 2


Day Number 2+ So our trip to London could not be done in a day.  The first day saw us utilizing our London Pass to great effect.  However, we were somewhat limited by the included…

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London on a Two-Day London Pass – Day 1


London is a great place.  History, style and elegance, great food, and they speak some semblance of English there.  They even got a queen. About 10 years ago, we were lucky enough to live in…

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