Sunday, September 20, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

The joys of saving seeds!

Ah, part of the fun in saving seeds is that you never really know what you're gonna get.  
I'm having a not-so-hot year for peppers.  They have been very slow in producing.  So today I finally picked a green bell pepper to use for dinner.  I wanted something to add more pepper but balance out the heat of the jalapeƱo I was using.  I dice up half and toss it into my recipe and pop a strip from the other half into my mouth.  
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this pepper had some HEAT!  Still sweet like a bell but with a lovely slow burn.  I'm guessing that it crossed with one of the many, many hot peppers we grow every year.
I think our enchiladas will be a little more spicy than intended.