Fall came back to Minnesota. Not 80 degrees today, it is sweater weather. I received another bounty of garden produce from a coworkers brother who is a tenant farmer in the rural Twin Cities area, growing for selling at farmers market. With the end of the season approaching, apparently he has more than he thinks will sell, and happy to share his surplus. It won't be hard to get our 5 a day in this week. I'm so pleased, but does anyone know what sort of pepper this is, and importantly, how hot is it? Once I know that, I am in need of ideas of what to do with them. Do they fry up and mellow in flavor like bell peppers? Do they freeze well? Should I stuff them with cheese like jalapeno poppers or Chille Relleno?
They are absolutely stunning in color, but I have a fear that steam will be coming out my families ears if I don't prepare them well. In my care package was also some more tomatoes, onions, and a bulb of garlic. I could see pico de gallo in my future. Underneath the skinny peppers are a slew of red and green bell peppers as well. Regardless of what I end up doing, I better set some time aside this coming weekend for baking. Now that it is cooler, I can give a thank you to my generous "gifters" with some fresh baked pumpkin bread.