Category Archives: Serrano Peppers

Autumn Recess

Autumn has arrived in North Carolina, bringing with it the final harvest of bell peppers, roma tomatoes and serrano peppers. The herb garden has brushed off the first few light freezes and stands ready to make meals fragrant and savory … Continue reading

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Fired Up For Summer

I know it’s a bit early to be thinking about summer and fresh from the garden salsa, but the recipe below for Fire-Roasted (Cherry) Tomato Salsa from the very entertaining Chef John Mitzewich (Food Wishes) sent me back to my … Continue reading

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Starting My Garden Early

While Punxsutawney Phil and the meteorologists work out their differing predictions for the end of winter, growers are already hard at work preparing for spring, summer and fall. January plant starts included cabbage, chili peppers, bell peppers and rosemary. Now … Continue reading

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The Expat Starter Garden

A dear friend is moving south of the border to live on the shores of Lake Chapala, said to have the second best climate on earth, behind only Atenas, Costa Rica.  She wants to start a small garden there and … Continue reading

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Quest For Fire

My tomatoes were troopers this year holding onto green romas, blue beauties and red delicious globes into early November, but I gave up and pulled the remainders two weeks ago just so I could begin cleaning the beds and preparing … Continue reading

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Variations On A Theme – Potato Leek Soup

My favorite recipes are the ones that resemble a good canvas – a delicious backdrop that can be accentuated and modified by what is in season and/or on hand.  Having just finished a post about an overabundance of serrano peppers, … Continue reading

Posted in Backyard Gardening, Chiles, Chili Peppers, Food Preparation, Herbs, Leek, Potato, Potato Leek Soup, Raised Bed Gardening, Recipe, Red Peppers, Serrano Peppers, Soups, Spice, Square Foot Gardening, Thrift, Urban Farming | 1 Comment

Cooking with Wilbur Scoville

My 3 serrano plants have produced so abundantly this year that even after freezing enough raw and roasted peppers to last until next year’s harvest, giving away dozens more to friends and co-workers and drying many more to save seed, … Continue reading

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Fall Garden 2015

As I plan and finish planting my fall garden this weekend I have to give a shout out to the tomatoes, red bell peppers and serrano peppers that don’t seem to care that it is the middle of September and … Continue reading

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Seeding the Future

One of my goals for my 2015 garden is to save more seed.  Previously I had saved only cilantro/coriander and some flower seeds, but I am turning a corner in 2015 and saving as many seeds from the varieties I … Continue reading

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Making Hay While The Sun Shines – Part 2

Even before the surprise bounty of figs arrived on my doorstep Saturday morning, I had a hefty agenda for my first full weekend back home in my garden in 3 weeks. Serranos – picking them at both the green and … Continue reading

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