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May 2010

Smoky Salsa – First Attempt

I’m drowning in tomatoes over here. The spring garden has been bountiful this year, yielding piles and piles of tomatoes. Some years, I make a big pot of marinara sauce, and this year I decided to try my hand at salsa. It turned out OK, but this recipe definitely needs improvement. First, I’ll share what […]

Fresh Dill Pickles Redux

I made another batch of fresh dill pickles from my garden cucumbers last night.  It’s getting hot and the cucumbers start getting yellowish orange on the vine from the heat, but they still taste great. The recipe is in this blog here. Here’s a picture before adding the liquid. I dropped in a couple of […]

Stuffed Green Peppers

This year, in addition to my regular mix of jalapenos and serranos, I planted some “chocolate peppers.” I had never heard of those. They turned out to be larger in size – about the size of a poblano but the bright green color of bell peppers. Maybe had i let them age on the vine, […]