Friday, September 3, 2010

What Should I Do With My Beautiful Spicy Peppers???

We got another great CSA box today. Here is what we got and what I’m planning to do with it all:
  • Lettuce – dinner tonight
  • Broccoli – I think we’ll eat it raw, part tonight and the rest over the weekend
  • Onion – I will probably use it in a stir fry
  • Tomatoes – I could eat them all right now all by myself… However, I won’t. We’ll eat some of them with mozzarella and basil. The others I will use to make a cucumber/tomato/feta salad.
  • Apples, Plums, & Pears– We’ll eat them over the next few days as a snack.
  • Cucumbers – I’ll slice part of one up to add to my water pitcher with some lemon slices to make cucumber/lemon water. The rest I’ll use in a cucumber/tomato/feta salad.
  • Sweet peppers – I’ll probably use them in a stir fry with onions and mushrooms.
  • Spicy peppers – Not sure what to do with them. Do you have any suggestions???
  • Figs – they were really, really ripe, and we ate them as soon as we opened the box. They were delicious but certainly had to be eaten right away. Not that I’m complaining or anything… :-)
Okay, so do you have any suggestions what I should do with these beautiful, spicy peppers?

Questions: Do you have any “spicy pepper suggestions” for me? What are your weekend plans? What will you be eating and drinking?
Be well,


  1. I love beautiful produce!

    Maybe you could blanche the spicy peppers for a minute, seed them and fill them with hummus!

  2. Anonymous9/03/2010

    Great CSA basket! I would make corn muffins with the spicy peppers :)

  3. my mom just made a delicious stir fry today with her spicy peppers. no recipe on the blog yet, but you can look for inspiration :)

  4. Other than to say they are beautiful, I can't help much with the peppers. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

  5. what a great CSA delivery - maybe add them to a homemade salsa?

  6. Anonymous9/04/2010

    I've made a baked chile rellenos that turned out really good!

    And this weekend I am making hot pepper jelly - I'll let you know how that one turns out!

    Today was a cleaning day for 1/2 the day, then tomorrow my daughter and I are going to a food fest with my Mom.

    Monday is wide open - probably spent somehow in the kitchen!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Your ideas for the veggies and fruit sound wonderful. I can see you making a creamy spicy pepper sauce to go over some meat or fish. Another thing would be a salsa, or even roasted and stuffed!

    I can't wait to see what you end up doing.

    I love figs. They have FODMAPs (so they cause me pain when I eat them), but sometimes I still sneak a few bites, because they're worth it :)

  8. We had a bull fight on our street last night. Lots of excitement.

    I think you should use those peppers for a salsa, maybe as a topping on burgers, or in a bruschetta type of dish. Maybe even in a sauce for pasta or chicken. Enjoy!

  9. I got some semi-spicy peppers, too, recently. I've been using them in omelets or in cooked veggie dishes with some feta over the top. Eggs and cheese temper the heat a bit, as does removing the seeds.

  10. Hmm ... hot peppers would be great in salsa, or chopped up in a stir-fry. In cooler weather, they would be great in some kind of chili! If you keep them in the fridge, they'll last a really long time.

    Have a great Labor Day!

  11. Everything looks so delicious. I don't use a lot of hot peppers except in Salsa. Sorry I am not more help than that!