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Heatless hot peppers

I’ve been using this current cold snap to get my seed orders together, and one thing I am planning to grow this season is a few not-so-hot peppers. Not in the “yuck, far from delicious” sense, but in the “surprisingly…

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Summer vegetable review 2017

We’re having a remarkably warm October here in Maryland, and some of the summer crops are still producing, but really, the season is over and it’s just a matter of time before it all goes in the compost heap. This…

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Pineapple Salsa with Fish Peppers

Last year’s pickled fish peppers Fish peppers, reputed to be the favorite of Thomas Jefferson, one of our Founding Gardeners, are just about the right amount of hot for our tastes.  I pickle them in cider vinegar and whenever I want…

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Making Lemon Pepper Relish

Lemon Peppers ripening on a potted plant   I grow lemon peppers – aji limon – by the cartload (kinda) because 1) I depend on them for bean soup (preserved in sherry – add 2 peppers per 3-quart pot of soup)…

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