How sweet it is!

green pepper harvest

Sweet bell peppers, to be exact.  After a few days of rain my green peppers have burgeoned!  They’re so big, they actually look like I purchased them from the supermarket.  Well, the organic section, anyway.  Nice, firm, medium sized.  They definitely haven’t been pumped with any growth boosters, or super duper color enhancers (if such a thing exists) which makes this bounty all the more exciting.  Because they are huge, relatively speaking.

Huge and homegrown!  Now, the question, what do I do with them?  I’ve already given a couple away to family, but I still have a bowl full.  And while I love a good salad, green peppers are not one of my favorite ingredients.  I prefer them cooked, in black bean soup, maybe a little paella…even meatloaf!  But once I get through these dishes – three nights, four bell peppers, five more back in the garden about to pop – seems to me I better get cooking, as in, trying to figure out some new and exciting ways to serve these babies up!

It’s a good thing I staggered my garden, otherwise I’d be talking fourteen instead four.  Green peppers will keep in the fridge for up to a week, but after that, they make better compost.  Any suggestions?  I’m all ears.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Sewell
    Oct 31, 2009 @ 15:06:33

    Love this gardening site with your fun remarks! Chop those extra green peppers, place in zip lock bag and freeze for quick future use. For super crop, maybe our food bank could distribute to needy folks.

    Keep up your good work, and happy gardening!
    Love, Jane

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  2. gardenfrisk
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 09:54:32

    Thanks for the tip! A simple answer for a simple problem, yet the solution apparently whipped past MY brain with lightning speed!

    Probably because it’s jammed pack with “to do” lists, sick kids, birthday parties, locating where I placed my “to do” list…

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