Habanero Pepper Barbeque Sauce


I’m a pepper nut.  But I’m not too nuts. I plant things that are useful.  My current pepper patch has about 50 plants, and the current line up is as follows: Jalapeno – A workhorse…

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Easy Jalapeno Poppers


The Jalapeno Deluge I typically plant about 10 jalapeno pepper plants.  Half are “regular” and half are “giant”.  I start getting them by the boatload in early August, and usually slice and pickle them.  But…

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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 Recipe


This hot pickled cauliflower recipe is just like Bell-View hot pickled cauliflower you can buy in the store. It’s easy to make and great with hot peppers from your garden.  You might also like this…

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In the Kitchen – The Anaheim vs. Hatch Stuffed Pepper Challenge


Stuffed Peppers – A History One of the best things about peppers is that they are inherently hollow, and just begging to be stuffed with stuff.  Growing up with an Italian mom, we had stuffed…

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In the Kitchen – Okra, Cherry Tomatoes and Chilies for a Quick Snack


Well the garden has about six more weeks before the frost comes, so now are the golden days.  Beautiful vine ripe tomatoes that you can pick, cut thick slices for salami-tomato sandwiches, and throw the…

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Tomato Raisins – Even Your Grandkids Will Eat Them


As you know, I’m an avid vegetable gardener.  I grow what I like, and anything my wife, the lovely Denise, tells me to.  One of the things we argue about every year is tiny tomatoes. …

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In the Kitchen – Man’s Chili


Somebody told me once that making good chili really separates the men from the boys.  And that any chili worth its salt uses ancho chili powder. This year, I grew enough peppers to dry and…

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