Hot Peppers – Chilies

There are hundreds of varieties of hot peppers  – varying in levels of from rather tame to ‘fire breathing,’ but all are very nutritious, high in vitamins C and A and betacarotene levels, and are also mildly antibacterial. On our farm we grow: Hungarian Hot Wax Pepper: A mild-tasting chili, practically benign when immature and…

Spicy Cucumbers

A fun summer side for grilled meats! I felt 2 jalapeños had sufficient heat, but see what you think. Ingredients: ⅓ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves ⅓ cup packed fresh parsley leaves 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced ½ teaspoon fine sea…

Upside Down Sweet Onion Cornbread

Pretty on the plate and tasty on the tongue! You may notice that this recipe is a close repeat of Jalapeno Cornbread, but with the added beauty of cooked onion. Ingredients: 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1 egg…

Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is delicious simply sautéed… nothing more… nothing less. Here the bright greens are paired with a spicy grilled meat and creamy grits. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 bunch scallions, thickly sliced 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 piece (2 inches) fresh ginger, chopped 1 clove garlic 2 jalapeno peppers 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh…

Fish Tacos with Radish Salad

Wow… what delicious, fresh, summer flavor! Love the broiled tilapia topped with a crunchy radish salad and zingy cilantro-lime sauce! The recipe says to serve in corn tortillas, but I also tried this recipe in fresh, homemade Navajo Fry Bread with summer bean and corn salad as well as the radish salad and salsa verde……

Jalapeno Cornbread

If using fresh jalapeños, taste test them first. Some jalapeños can be very hot and some can be as mild as bell peppers. If you get scorching chiles, you may want to scale back a bit. If they are too mild, taste the seeds, if there’s heat in the seeds, make sure you use the…