What do you think of when you think of Summer? The Beach (no), Swimming (no), Tanning (this pale skin?, no). I don't like Summer. I hate being hot. Yes, I'm aware I live in the South...and I'm counting the days for cool weather.
What part of summer do I enjoy? Tomatoes!! Squash! Fresh Produce! So with that in mind, we made our first jaunt to Lester's Produce. It's a wonderful place in the country among acres of old farm land.
This huge produce stand is placed under 100 plus year old trees and has been in business for 42 years. Lester’s is so popular…it was featured in Southern Living in June 2008.
Huge, gorgeous caladiums are everywhere.
It’s a place where you relax, enjoy the shade, the fountain and the scent of peaches.
That’s Mr. Dumpling headed over to the potatoes. The sign says “The best baked potatoes anywhere”…and he believed them. We’ll see.
We loaded up on eggplants, squash, peaches, potatoes, cucumbers...and peppers!
Have you priced red peppers lately? Around here, $1.99 to $2.99 is a typical price. Just too expensive. I make do with green. BUT these...50 cents each!
So we bought red and yellow peppers...a ton. After looking at them for a couple of days...I started chopping.
Did you know how easy it is to put up peppers? Of course, they lose their crispness but are wonderful to cook with. Here's a few tips.
Chop the bellpepper and place in a plastic bag. Do you leave it like this in a clump? Oh no.
After all are chopped, I get a paper plate. Flatten the bag, press the air out, seal and place on the plate. Continue stacking.
I freeze them like this and once frozen, stack them in the freezer. The joy of this is they are individually frozen within the bag. Just need a tablespoon? Voila. Need a whole pepper? Easy to cook and not in a frozen clump.
So that's what I do for fun in the summer. How many days until football season? Fall? Hmmmm.
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