Saturday, November 21, 2009

Last of the Red Hot Peppers

Although a few of the tomatoes are still blooming and setting fruit, the peppers are pooped. S picked the last harvest of the hot peppers and brought in this lovely assortment. The cayennes and jalapenos are now in the dehydrator, and I'll make garlic-chili paste with the anaheims and poblanos. We still have the usual problem of what to do with the habaneros. To my mind, they are only good for giving to friends with studly sons who like to show off how much heat they can take. We're still having fairly warm days, so I hope we have more
tomatoes before it gets chilly.

I had surgery on my left foot last week, and have been recovering at home and getting lots of knitting done. I think I've finished four charity hats and a few Christmas gifts, and have several projects on the needles still. I can move around some now, but can only be on my feet a few minutes at a time. I'm enjoying the rest, but am itching to be outside. I did sit on the patio this afternoon for a while, knitting and enjoying the fresh air (and yes, my foot was up on the bench).