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He's gone on a sleepover, he forgot to write a post, and I forgot to get photos when I dropped him off.
So all I've got for you is a photo of the summer's bounty that I picked yesterday.
What in the hot hell am I going to do with all those flaming-hot peppers?! I'm sure I'll figure out something....
Posted by Norma on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12:09 AM in Gardening/Weather, Mr. Jefferies | Permalink
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You might want to try this for the abundance of hot peppers: pop them into a bottle of dry sherry and let them sit for a few months. Then use the sherry to sparkle up winter soups and stews, a couple of tablespoons at a time. The longer the peppers macerate the hotter the results.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 07:11 AM
I'll go with scotch bonnet tequila!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 07:18 AM
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 08:07 AM
We have an overabundance of the hot variety this year, too. Friends tell me to pickle them (refrigerator). If it's easy, I'll do it.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 08:38 AM
Looks like a big basket of salsa to me...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 08:39 AM
I pickled a bunch this year.
Wanda in AR |
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 08:41 AM
I dry and then grind mine up for hot pepper flakes. Then I send a bunch off to my aunt who loves to set her mouth on fire, apparently.
(formerly) no-blog-rachel |
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 08:48 AM
A sleepover? ummmm... well, that sounds about right, he is a teenager now,eh?
That's some gorgeous bounty!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 09:17 AM
You could dry the smaller ones, and freeze the larger ones to use this winter. We still use my bumper crop from a few years ago for stir fries, salsa and pizza.
Rhonda from Baddeck |
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 09:22 AM
Make sriracha: https://www.shesimmers.com/2010/03/homemade-sriracha-how-to-make-authentic.html -it's good on everything.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 09:25 AM
I vote for drying them or doing the sherry thing. Or add to vinegar.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 09:28 AM
Okay, I feel bad complaining but this is getting to be a habit with Mr. J.! I say no more rubber chicken!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 09:40 AM
Throw a party!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 11:14 AM
I would make an infused oil or vinegar with at least some of the hot peppers, so you can spread out the love far into the winter months.
A little spicy oil makes for an excellent stir fry.
Seanna Lea |
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 11:17 AM
If you do nothing more than look at them, you're still lucky to have them. They are GORGEOUS!!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM
I agree with the fresh salsa comment. The peppers will be great in that.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM
As for the peppers. . . I string 'em up and hang them in the kitchen to dry (and they look cool); then I crush them and use them in place of pepper flakes or chili powder when I cook. I pickle the jalapenos (with carrot slices for added yum-ness). I love a little zing in my food!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12:46 PM
I vote for the sherry and the oil..... or, you could make hot pepper jelly to dollop on a Triscuit that has been spread with a bit of cream cheese.....
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM
You're kidding, right? You showed us pictures of garlic not too long ago, that, dry-roasting some of the contents of your basket, and some salt, toss into a blender, and you have authentic Mexican hot sauce.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 01:01 PM
so that's what tomatoes look like when they go red.... don't ask...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 01:28 PM
Oooh and the chili peppers... when a friend gave me a pile of those, I dropped them into a freezer bag and froze them. I just pull one out when I need it and snip it up with scissors.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 01:29 PM
Well, if he's taking a day off then so am I. Nice peppers !
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 02:43 PM
Not that I mind, but Oreo is getting very suspicious that Mr. Jeffries is being censored. He thinks maybe the Establishment is muzzling him. (I can't break him of his bad pun habit.)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 05:31 PM
Someone I know tried canning them in small amounts for like casseroles and such. I have also put them in with pickles and pickled garlic (cause that's the best part of making pickes).
My chihuahua misses the update on the terrier.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 05:36 PM
we all can use a sleep over jeffries
is a big boy now -alpha can a day off
hot soup and hot peppers
elizabeth a airhart |
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 06:22 PM
pulverize them and spray them on all the bunny poop in your yard.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 07:24 PM
Chilli jam !
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 07:34 PM
Gorgeous! We pop them in a bag in the freezer, then just snip off what we need, and keep the rest frozen.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 09:34 PM
Hot-pepper chocolate sauce?
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 03:33 PM
elizabeth a airhart |
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 08:35 PM
No hot pepper recipes here, just missing my daily dose of Norma. :)
Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 06:43 AM
How about some arribata sauce. Hope you are well. Missing you.
Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 07:26 AM
I love Shakshuka - eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce. I got the recipe off Smitten Kitchen.
Jill B |
Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 02:07 PM
Norma?? Hello?? Did you go on the sleepover with Mr. J? I hope you're just away due to huge celebrations over the election results.
Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 03:04 PM
elizabeth a airhart |
Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 04:08 PM
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