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Picked some tomatoes at dusk.  Found the enormous tobacco hornworm that’s been stripping the plant.

That’s a huge eating machine.

Picked some tomatoes at dusk. Found the enormous tobacco hornworm that’s been stripping the plant.

That’s a huge eating machine.

Going under the broiler today to roast:  several dozen jalapeños, almost 50 serranos, a handful of pequins, and a couple of guero and fish chilies.  After they cool they are headed to the freezer for use throughout the year.  I used to pickle extra jalapeños in jars but I prefer the ease and flavor of roasting and freezing the whole chili.
Not shown: several dozen Hatch chilies that just arrived in the local store waiting for their turn in the pan.

Going under the broiler today to roast:  several dozen jalapeños, almost 50 serranos, a handful of pequins, and a couple of guero and fish chilies.  After they cool they are headed to the freezer for use throughout the year.  I used to pickle extra jalapeños in jars but I prefer the ease and flavor of roasting and freezing the whole chili.

Not shown: several dozen Hatch chilies that just arrived in the local store waiting for their turn in the pan.

First eggplant harvest from two plants.  I pushed my luck by leaving some of them on the plant so long after being out of town.  Lucky for me it rained at home the whole time I was gone.
Listada de Gandia on left (larger one is about baseball size), Pandora on right (about Coke can length but a little narrower).  Just chopped some of them into little bits with skin left on, now roasting them to go in a pasta sauce with yellow bell pepper and homegrown tomatoes, oregano, and basil.

First eggplant harvest from two plants.  I pushed my luck by leaving some of them on the plant so long after being out of town.  Lucky for me it rained at home the whole time I was gone.

Listada de Gandia on left (larger one is about baseball size), Pandora on right (about Coke can length but a little narrower).  Just chopped some of them into little bits with skin left on, now roasting them to go in a pasta sauce with yellow bell pepper and homegrown tomatoes, oregano, and basil.