Friday, September 18, 2009

Sit in the garden- part 2

This summer my neighbor and I planted a garden. See here for previous story. In the beginning, I was picking romaine lettuce daily. Then the jalapenos started ripening. Boy, are they hot! I have a recipe for jalapeno poppers that I love. Wearing plastic gloves, I cut the jalapenos in half, lengthwise. Take ALL the seeds out and fill the little "boats" with a mixture of half cream cheese and half grated mozzarella cheese. Bake in 350 oven until the tops are very lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes, I think. I always forget to actually time it. sorry! The cheese eases the burn and boy are they good! These guys are really hot! One time I touched the insides of them with my bare hands when I was cleaning them. Then I washed my hands really good. About an hour later, I touched my nose and my nose went numb!I have been getting baseball bat sized zucchini. I like to deep fry it. Easy recipe- make pancake batter, add a little garlic and onion powder, dip slices of zucchini, and deep fry until lightly browned. Serve with marinara sauce (spaghetti sauce) or ranch dressing.

I have been picking onions, peas, yellow squash, chilies, jalapenos, garlic, and LOTS of tomatoes! I've also had green peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, and corn.

I declare that our garden is a success!

Sit in the garden - song: If there is something, artist: Tin Machine coveringRoxy Music, album: Tin Machine


Paint Girl said...

So cool!! We have been wanting a garden for years, but have been too lazy to put one in, so we live with the fruit trees and a tomato plant.
Your jalapeno poppers sound delish!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Hey, at least you have fruit trees! I've planted several and they always die on me.