So it’s that time of year when you have to pick stuff because of the frost. As some of you know, our green thumb friend, Mary S, was so generous and cool as to grow peppers in her garden for me (Denise) last year and this year. This year, Mary agreed to grow me some really crazy stuff, including the two hottest peppers in the world, the Carolina Reaper and the Moruga Trinidad Scorpion, besides some Habaneros, Hot Paper Lantern habaneros, Red Rockets, Bangkok Thai, Sante Fe, and Prik Chi Faa peppers. The final harvest weighed 11.56 pounds, and the slide show of pictures above show the harvest and what I did with it. I’m swimming in corn safe fiery condiments, woo hoo!! I did want to make this habanero candy, but I ran out of steam.
Also since it’s fall, it’s apple picking time. If you’re not sure how to use your apples, check out this chart for what varieties are good for keeping, cooking (pie or sauce), desserts or cider.
Another thing to love about fall? SOUP WEATHER. Butternut squash ginger soup sounds really good, but I’m also guessing that I could sub in one of the weird squashes I’ve eyed warily at the farm stands. Squash is weird and wonderful. I’m also loving the idea of pumpkin chili.
Next Friday we will be running a contest for free tickets to the GFAF Expo, don’t forget to visit us on October 3, 2014!