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Last of the season

A red sweet pepper. There may be more green ones to come, but this is bound to be the last to ripen this season.

How he does it at all is a mystery to me. I am informed that sweet peppers aren’t viable this far north.

Far north, you say? If you look at a world map, the South of England aligns with Hudson’s Freaking Bay.

Anyway, he manages to coax out a few peppers for me every year in his greenhouse. This variety is an F1 hybrid called Gogorez. It’s a squat pepper with a thick flesh, which makes it perfect for stuffing.

Stuffing as in stuffed peppers, not as in turkey-and-stuffing, I mean.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 23, 2021, 9:17 pm

Stuffed with?

Meat and rice and tomato sauces and such?

Or something even more yummy?

Comment from The Neon Madman
Time: November 23, 2021, 11:08 pm

Mme. Weasel:

Thought of you when I saw this. Gave me a good laugh when I needed it, and it even includes a banjo.


Comment from p2
Time: November 23, 2021, 11:37 pm

Gotta love those warm Gulf Stream waters….

Comment from Armybrat
Time: November 24, 2021, 12:32 am

I’m living farther south than I ever have in my life. 365 growing season. I’ve been able to grow pineapples without a problem….not kidding, I stick the top in the ground and it grows. My tomato plants grow fat and healthy, put out so many blooms the plants droop under their weight and I get one effing small tomato. I have planted marigolds and several pollinator attractors. I have bought composted manure to dig into the sand. Everything grows and blooms but no tomatoes. I admire Uncle B’s skill because I clearly don’t have it in a far more hospitable growing environment!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 24, 2021, 1:38 pm

Stoaty that’s a bee-you-tiful pepper. I wish I could see it in color. Our pepper crop was sorry this summer. We didn’t water enough. We moved our tomatoes into the greenhouse and and now they love us.

To The Neon Madman: I’ll see your standing bass, and raise you a horizontal cello. The Dead South – You Are My Sunshine The most melancholy version you ever heard.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 24, 2021, 5:03 pm

Is there anything more yummy than meat, Durned? *squints*

Ghost Chickens! That’s a very creditable bit of freestyle banjoing. “You Are My Sunshine” is actually a really depressing song, we just usually don’t sing past the chorus.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 24, 2021, 5:39 pm

My bad. I sent the wrong video. This is one with the cellist playing the cello like a guitar.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 24, 2021, 7:21 pm

Uh…real cream puffs or eclairs?

But you can’t grill those, or smoke them.

Comment from LesterIII
Time: November 24, 2021, 9:57 pm

The intersection of Durned’s suggestion of ‘more yummy’ with Stoaty’s (and mine) choice of ‘most yummy’ is something I haven’t made in a looooong time:

Stuffing a puff-pastry with grilled leg of lamb, with a mushroom/rosemary/garlic sauce made with the drippings.

Lamb is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE amongst seared animal flesh. I grill lamb any chance I can, and particularly on holidays. Turkey is overrated. I shall be grilling a 5lb butterflied Lo’L Thursday, but currently have no way to prepare homemade puff pastry. My dog and I shall feast to coma-level satiation.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 25, 2021, 11:57 am

@LesterIII – The world mocks English cuisine but there is no substitute for meat pies/pastries.

A salute to your description of most yummy with or without the pastry, but with if possible!

Now further cross mixing out of curiosity I wonder what turkey stuffed peppers would taste like. I’m having an issue with the standard turkey gravy contrasted with the pepper.

Oh,oh….battered deep fried to boot….

Happy Thanksgiving to those here in ‘Merica and those celebrating it in far away lands!

Comment from BJM
Time: November 25, 2021, 4:37 pm

@LesterIII *Drool* I am so with you on the love of lamb.

I tossed all my menu ideas out the window and have pork belly marinating…we be going Cantonese: Sweet corn soup, Char siu, shrimp with walnuts, and steamed gailan with garlic sauce, teamed rice. This morning I made custard tarts to serve with candied mandarin slices instead of punkin pie.

@Durned..yeah I notice that the preening foodies who mock English cuisine lick the spoon in my trifle bowl. Asshats.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all…Stoaty and your company is definitely one of the things for which I am thankful.

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