Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mmm, more cheesy goodness

Lazy woman's stuffed peppers.
We had our first official stuffed chilis tonight. I take the lazy way out. I split, seed and remove the membrane from my hot peppers - tonight, jalapeno and hot wax. Then I fill them with a mix of cream cheese and shredded sharp cheddar. Then it's into the oven at 425 until hot, bubbly and just barely browned. Then serve and YUM!!
Still no tomatoes! I did notice this evening that I've got one that has the faintest pink blush to it so soon.... I can't wait. It's late July and no tomatoes!!!??? My tomatillos look great but all I've found is empty husks. We had some more broccoli tonight- I mean, really, who harvests broccoli in July?! And we're still getting loads of chard. I did notice that I have at least one eggplant that is about ready and I've got loads of hot peppers (but no bells yet?) What a weird garden year.


  1. I was really confused to get kale and swiss chard in the CSA and farmers' market last week. Very strange in July, indeed. My bell peppers are tiny, but there are a lot of those tiny ones poking out from the blossoms. Maybe they will all explode at once?
    Your stuffed chilis, I bet my dad would love those. I'll share the recipe with him.

  2. We have a few peppers on the plants, but they're pretty small. There's one hot pepper plant that has a fair number of fruits, but I had been waiting to let some turn red...that should take forever.

    Oodles of tomatoes - all green, though - and a few cucumbers. It seems for all of those crops, though it's like they're stalled. I have been very pleased that our kale is still going strong (especially since I didn't get around to starting seeds for a fall crop).

  3. Hi Judy,

    We stuff our hot peppers with cheese curds (you know, since we're in Wisconsin and all). They work great - they melt but don't ooze out all over the place.

    You guys are making great progress!

  4. I too had loads of tomatillo flowers but no actual fruit, and no peppers of course.

  5. WOW, those peppers look good!

    You commented about the pretty maroon flowers I found... no, I don't know what they are. I'll have to bust out the wildflower guide. Unfortunately, I'm in the city now, so I can't check out the structure of the bush... hopefully I'll remember well enough to identify it!

  6. I'm just starting to get broccoli in......I think everyone is behind this year. I imagine a ripe tomato will be worth a kings' ransom up here....


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