July 19, 2010
VEGGIE OF THE WEEK:
Sweet Green/Red Varieties: Carmen, Round of Hungary, Jupiter, Peacework
Hot Varieties: Jalepeno
"The misleading name pepper was given by Christopher Columbus upon bringing the plant back to Europe. At that time peppercorns, the fruit of Piper nigrum, an unrelated plant originating from India, were a highly prized condiment; the name pepper was at that time applied in Europe to all known spices with a hot and pungent taste and so naturally extended to the newly discovered Capsicum family." ***wikipedia.org
WHAT'S IN YOUR BOX?
Sweet Potato Greens
Multi-Colored Pole Beans
Parsley and Mint
Marinated Roasted Peppers
Farmer John's Cookbook is chalked full of delightful recipies and information about tasty tasty vegetables. Below is one such example. He recommends putting these on sandwiches, pizzas, pasta dishes, hummus or omelette dishes and I completely agree.
6 bell peppers
1/3 cup olive oil
1 TB sherry or red wine vinegar
2 tsp scallions or onions
2 tsp minced fresh parsley
2 tsp minced fresh oregano or marjoram
2 tsp honey (optional)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
Roast peppers and let cool. Peel and seed peppers. Cut them into thin strips and place them in a bowl.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large jar, cover with a lid and shake shake shake.
Pour marinade over the peppers and let sit for at least 2 hours.
These will store in the fridge for about a week.