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    Final Harvest 2011

    We had our first freeze this past week.  I went out to the garden to see what was left to pick.  There were jalepenos, bell peppers, and some green tomatoes.



    A lot of the peppers are small, so I will dice them up and put in freezer bags for this winter.  Then I can get them out as needed for omelettes, soups, and stews.  I am going to try and ripen some of the tomatoes and the rest will be turned into fried green tomatoes.

    To ripen the tomatoes, I will wrap each one in newspaper and put in a box in the closet.  I have had mediocre success with doing this.  Some years it works and some years it doesn't.  Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    If you are going to chop a lot of jalepenos, I'd suggest wearing some disposable gloves.  The oils of the jalepenos can soak into your fingers and will stay with you even after washing your hands several times.  Don't rub your eyes!

    I have a mini Cuisinart that I never use.  Well, I remember using it once, years ago.  It was a gift.  It just sits around collecting dust.  For the most part, I don't use a lot of kitchen gadgets.  I may try processing the peppers with it and see what I end up with.  I'm sure it would be faster, but will it be as good as hand diced?  We'll see.


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    Nice haul!

    October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGYSC

    thanks dude!

    October 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSovBo

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