Tag Archives: peppers

A Hot Pepper for Cool Climes

When my faithful correspondent Sheila offered to send me seeds of a pepper variety called hinkelhatz, I didn’t bother to ask what a hinkelhatz pepper was. Every pepper variety, I figure, is worth trying at least once. As I laid … Continue reading

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Surprisingly Delicious: Fermented Tomato Salsa

Following my post on thick salsa made from baked sliced tomatoes, a reader asked about making fermented salsa. I grimaced as I considered how easily tomatoes rot. Cutting them up and leaving them to ferment would be asking for trouble, … Continue reading

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Pickled Peppers, by the Pint or by the Peck

For a primer on both pickling with vinegar and water-bath canning, see my recent post at the website Eating Rules.

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Return of the Rains

  This is a post from five days ago that somehow ended up in my drafts folder. Today there’s not a cloud in the sky, though leaves are flying past my office window. I’ve had to don fingerless woolen gloves … Continue reading

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