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Polenta Stuffed Peppers

These make a great side dish and are very simple to put together. Any color pepper will work but an assortment is just more fun for everyone. Polenta Stuffed Peppers 4 large bell peppers 1/2 batch of polenta Olive oil … Continue reading

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Corn Muffins with Cheddar and Sweet Pepper Jam

We normally don’t sweeten our cornbread too much. But these were the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Plus, they used up a jar of red pepper jam that was just languishing in the fridge waiting for someone to put … Continue reading

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First Tomatoes

Here is the first tomato, jalapeno, and cayenne pepper harvest. Not that I’m bragging or anything. Maybe I am a little. Guess what I made with them all.

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The Planting Continues

This last weekend I decided to go ahead and plant all of my tomatoes and peppers. This meant the carrots had to come out a little early. I did this because the temperature has been way too high all through … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers with Ricotta and Italian Sausage

Here is a great way to use up some leftover ricotta for a quick weekday meal. Remember to pick peppers that have flat bottoms so they do not tip over while baking. Sausage and Ricotta Stuffed Peppers 3-4 large red … Continue reading

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Peppercorn Martini

By Katherine I made this as an alternative to Greg’s standard dirty martini. Flavored vodkas can be pricey. Making a simple syrup is a cheaper alternative. Peppercorn Martini 3 ounces vodka 1 ounce dry vermouth 1 tsp sherry 1/2 ounce … Continue reading

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Beef and Bell Pepper Stew

This is an excellent hearty stew and the different peppers add color and a nice sweetness to the flavor. Serve over rice or by itself with a good Chianti. Beef and Bell Pepper Stew 1 lb beef cut into 1″ … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers #2

Depending on which way the wind blows I either like rice mixed into stuffed peppers or I don’t. On the days the wind blows north-northwest, I make this version. When it blows southerly then this one. When making these either … Continue reading

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Starting the Peppers and Tomatoes

The first thing I had to do before planting was turn the soil. What that means is basically taking a pitchfork and working the bottom soil up to the top. This helps blend in the compost I covered the garden … Continue reading

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