Fun with Peppers – The Last Pick


Into the life of every pepper patch comes The Big Freeze.  Sometimes it’s early, like a cruel early October frost.  Sometimes it’s later.  Sometimes you can forestall the inevitable by covering the plants.  But it’s…

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In the Kitchen – Pickled Peppers Stuffed with Sauerkraut or Channeling Aunt Marge


Every big Italian family has an Aunt Marge, the matriarch who holds everything together.  My mom is the ninth of ten kids.  Aunt Marge was up around number 2 or 3.  She was always old…

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Fun with Peppers – Stuffed Banana Peppers


One of the more common peppers to be found in western Pennsylvania gardens is the the Hungarian wax, or what we call banana peppers.  This is because they are long, yellow, and typically curved a…

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Fun with Peppers – Cayennes


The most overlooked part of my pepper patch is the four cayenne plants on the end.  They are scrawny compared to the rest of them, but they are in many ways the most powerful.  No…

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Fun with Peppers – Rick’s Pepper Patch


If Sheldon Cooper can do “Fun with Flags”, I can do “Fun with Peppers”. I am an avid vegetable gardener.  I won’t grow anything I can’t eat, though.  By far my favorite thing to grow…

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Fun with Peppers – Shishitos


Part of my on-going series of what to do with the peppers in your pepper patch.  Today we look at a great appetizer that is as easy to make as turning on the burner on…

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Fun with Peppers – Chili Rellenoes


This post will help you turn your Anaheim and poblano peppers into tasty chili rellenos.  Just like you get at the great Mexican place downtown! Anaheim – A Great Chili Relleno! Anaheims are a relatively…

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