Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lots of Peppers



On Sunday Rob and I picked a whole bunch of peppers to cook up for lunch--Yellow Bells, Holy Moles, Long Slim cayennes, and Clowns. We were so excited by the bounty. We were weighing them and polishing them and taking pictures of them and generally rejoicing in their beauty.

"They're so shiny and colorful," I was saying. "Don't they look like toys or maybe Christmas decorations? They're prettier than a whole box of glittery ornaments."

Rob nodded. He put some peppers in a colander and held them under the faucet. "You should take some more pictures now that I've rinsed them," he suggested.

"Oh, yeah," I said. "I should. They look extra gorgeous spangled with water droplets." I ran and got my camera . . . and a step stool so I could get a better angle.

Cooking takes a little extra time when you're in awe of your produce. We spent at least half an hour celebrating our peppers before we finally cut them up and put them in a sweet potato chili. But I guess that's one of the pretty cool "side effects" of vegetable gardening: You stop taking your food for granted and really start to appreciate it.





9 comments:

  1. They are beautiful! Not only are they so picturesque, they taste better too. Double bonus! :) Now, are you thinking of oodles of recipes that need peppers or are you throwing in the towel, like me, and just freezing?

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  2. They are gorgeous! And what a lovely way to savor every gift of nature shared with you and your hubby. Enjoy!

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  3. Those are wonderful and your post delightful as you and your dear husband enjoy harvesting, cleaning and photographing together.

    FlowerLady

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  4. Love peppers and for some reason this year, although ours started late we've received a plethora of every type. So funny that "cooking takes extra time when you're admiring your produce" - made me chuckle {so true!!}.

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  5. Om my! They really are beautiful!! I especially like your long slim cayenne peppers. So nice you got a great harvest of peppers!

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  6. They are a sight to behold. So much beauty and deliciousness all in one package. I'm glad you told us what you made with them because I was curious to know. Sweet potato chili sounds delicious. Please share your recipe with us. Growing ones own vegetables is very rewarding.

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  7. Such pretty shots! They really show off the colors and beauty of the peppers. I'm like you - I have to stand in awe of my home grown veggies before cooking them. And I often snap several photos in the process as well :) Dinner does take a while around here haha.

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  8. Lovely shots and I know what you mean...I was so excited when the first tomato was ripe I took pictures of it too! :) Actually I took lots of tomato pics over the summer, lol! :)

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  9. Your peppers are absolutely gorgeous. My one pepper plant didn't make it this year, and I've missed peppers. It also meant none for the freezer for Friday night pizza!

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