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How to Freeze Peppers – Anaheim, Jalapenos, or Sweet

Freezing Hot and Sweet Peppers -

…ppers: Wash the peppers well. Stem, core, and chop them up (don’t forget the gloves when working with hot peppers!). Spread them out on a cookie sheet in an even layer. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and freeze. When the peppers are frozen, use a spoon or spatula to break them up and place the them in freezer containers or baggies (use the straw method to remove as much air as possible from baggies). Label with the contents and the…

Canned Roasted Red Peppers In Wine

canned roasted peppers in wine

A few years ago I started looking for a recipe to safely can roasted sweet peppers that would allow me to preserve my homegrown peppers. I mostly can with a water-bath canner and the recipes that are safe to can this way are pickled, which I usually found a bit strong, vinegar-wise. I eventually found this recipe, which is wonderful because the use of wine offsets the flavor of the vinegar that’s needed for safety (the…

Vegetable Garden Series Part 3: Caring For Seedlings Week 1

Caring for Seedlings at One Week - An Oregon Cottage

…8211; go figure). Most of the tomatoes have come up (they’re pretty easy) which is in stark contrast to my peppers, which you’ll see in a bit. In my experience peppers take much longer – about 1-2 weeks longer – to come up than tomatoes, and I used to try and start them a couple weeks earlier than my main seedlings (admittedly, this didn’t happen very often!). But since I wait longer to plant peppers (I wait until Ju…

Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions

Roasted peppers-sausages-onions

…g and screaming into fall, but this dish helps to ease the transition. It sure looks like fall with all the ripe peppers from the garden, and it fills the house with a glorious scent. That it takes only a few minutes to put together and only 30 minutes to cook are just lovely extras. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and then cut some peppers and onions in chunks, making them approximately the same size for even cooking. This is one of those loose…

Tuesday Garden Party- Some Peppers

…as I’m having at our weekly party. I confessed yesterday that I was checking daily for ripe, colored sweet peppers. What I didn’t confess is that I discovered last Saturday I wasn’t very thorough. When I got down on my knees and really looked in the middle of the plants I found all these: Small golden bells and multicolored baby sweet peppers. I grow these every year along with some regular sized bells because these smaller one…

Creamy Pesto Tortellini with Red Peppers

Creamy Pesto Tortellini and Red Peppers - An Oregon Cottage

…! It’s pretty easy to add holiday color to your main dishes with savory items like red peppers, parsley, and parmesan cheese. The bonus is that they add incredible flavors, too – I love cooking with these ingredients. Holiday Creamy Pesto Tortellini with Red Peppers is a perfect go-to dish for this busy season – easy and quick to put together, yet colorful and tasty enough to serve to gues…

My Favorite Salsa For Canning-Tutorial

favorite canned salsa

…I like the way the processor chops them mostly fine, but also leaves a few larger pieces, that way we get some peppers on every chip we dip. Put the peppers in the stockpot. Then seed and chop 8 jalapeno peppers, adding them to the stockpot. This is the part of the recipe I wish were different- 8 peppers? Some years my jalapenos are huge and sometimes not. There’s a big difference in size, which hardly makes this exact. I wish it were a c…

Tuesday Garden Party- Really Ripe Peppers!

It worked! You might remember the picture of the little hoop house I decided to grow my peppers under this year. That, combined with red plastic mulch, starting them from seed early, and using a heat mat (plus keeping them on the heat mat until it was time to plant) produced this after a two weeks of below normal temperatures and a full week of rain: Yes! Beautiful, ripe colored sweet peppers. Ahhh… Even the big North Star bells ripened….

Tuesday Garden Party- Ripe Peppers

…Oh, the excitement. You probably can’t even handle it. But here it is anyway: My first little ripe sweet peppers. It’s a good thing I grow some of these little peppers- they usually ripen weeks before the big ones so we can get our pepper fix earlier. See those sweet “cherry peppers?” I have one plant that probably has about 50 green peppers on it. I really didn’t think they would produce that many. And I have two…

Lemon-Garlic Roasted Vegetables {for Roasted Vegetable Bisque}


…use are pretty flexible, depending on what’s available from the garden, but I always use chopped zucchini, peppers (ripe ones only – bitter green peppers will make the soup bitter), carrots, and onions – and never tomatoes, because that would turn it into a tomato bisque. I don’t have anything against tomato bisque, it’s just not what we’re going for here. Chop whatever herbs you’ve go…

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