Pulled the final Orange Thai pepper harvest this weekend. Decided to experiment with smoking a drying for powder. A few hours on Mesquite then finishing them off in a dehydrator. They turned out great! Nice smokey flavor, but still has some punchy heat.
On a related note, this live oak tree is nearly 2000 years old. The last time I saw it I was a young man. It gave me great solace to see it again and spend a short time among it and its daughters.
August is brutal here, but I'd like to be able to get fall garden starts going outside without cooking the seedlings. So I'm experimenting with a new lid and shade cloth on the cold frame. Initial tests are looking promising.
Consistent harvests of Summer vegetables coming out of the garden now. A whole mess of hot peppers are not too far behind.
So far pickle consumption has kept pace with cucumber production. Looks like that will soon change, hope the neighbors like cucumbers.
It took two weekends, but got it together!
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