Monday, August 3, 2009

Poblano Chillies

Those chillies came right after me alright! We have been harvesting, roasting, and then freezing them for the last few days.
Fun, opening that broiling oven when the kitchen is already 85 degrees and it's 100 outside! My glasses instantly fogged up with a whoosh of the blast furnace. This "going green" stuff is a lot of work!

But oh my goodness are they good....we had green chili chicken stew last night, with everything in it from the garden....onion, peppers, carrots, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, corn (frozen from last year). Fresh, organic, and satisfying...

This was the first hodfull...

The chillies were cut in half and seeded, then placed on a parchment lined pan and run close under the broiler for about 4 to 5 minutes. (The parchment made removing the peppers and later clean-up a breeze.)

I decided to leave the smokey skins on before packing them to freeze (each quart bag has four little individual bags), as this will flavor the chillies until I thaw them. Then the skins will come right off.

Sorry there isn't much stitching news or pics these days!
Just garden happenings.

And about those dueling "His 'n' Her" onion beds....
Here is Robert's:

Nice orderly rows of succulent Western Giants here.

And then there is my onion bed:

There are just as many onions in it....honest.
Robert says that's what happens when you let a quilter do the weeding!

And now I'm being chased by the second bed of broccoli.....

21 comments :

Plays with Needles said...

Run for your life!!! You are doing such a great job of preparing your harvest -- and I'm learning a ton at your knee --

But that onion bed is YOU personified!!! I can just imagine Robert's veggie quilt all neat and orderly and your quilt all a-tumble with flowers tucked in amongst all the veggies...what a WONDERFUL way to garden, Allie, really...

I wonder what would happen if Gardener Robert were to do the quilting??

Shogun said...

I have egyptian onions taking over. What is that pinkish flower on the right in the last picture of this posting?

Allison Ann Aller said...

Those flowers on the right are nicotiana, "flowering tobacco".
They smell heavenly at night and in the early morning!

Daffycat said...

Patchwork onions ~ love it! Um, I couldn't harvest onions for fear of pulling out flowers!

Dena said...

Roasted chilis are perfect in anything. I was unable to plant a garden this year because of my broken ankle, I was physically unable to. But in years past, we alway plant a lot of onions and discovered that our cat loves them. Whenever we were working in the garden he would roll around in the onions. Silly cat!

FredaB said...

Allie are these hot peppers? You can tell I do not garden vegetable - barely enough sun to get flowers going.

Do you have the program in your area where you take extra food you have grown and they give it to a food pantry? When you have had enough and can't stand the site of the garden this is a good way to finish and make you feel good at the same time. Had my catarct operation on the right eye today. Easy-peasy. Have to go see him tomorrow to make sure. Doing this with one eye and probably spelling better.

Hugs

One Eyed Freda

Sande said...

The his and hers beds are very funny! I would expect nothing less from yours given your love of flowers. Mine would look the same! I put in raised beds for vegetables this year but couldn't resist also planting some marigolds, penta, and edible chrysanthemums. Next year there may even be a few more...

piney cq said...

LOL!! Tis ok! Us CQer's garden like we stitch! EVERYWHERE!!! LOVE it!!! gggggg

Marty52 said...

Oh, yum! Those skins should slip right off after you get them out of the freezer. Hope you have a big freezer to take all that lovely produce!

Carin said...

Great garden stuff! Those chilis will be wonderful.

Debra said...

It doesn't look to me like anyone is doing any serious weeding! Like who has time for that anyway??

verobirdie said...

I like your onions bed! And now I have an excuse for my poor weeding. Patchwork weeding is great :-)

Aida Costa said...

Amazing veggies! My mouth waters every time you post another garden picture, lol. I no longer have the space for a vegetable garden, so it's been really nice to see your amazing bounty this summer.

JoWynn Johns said...

You handle them without gloves???

Eva Mari said...

Ohhhh! Yummy! LOL
I understand the hard work that goes into it but think of all the rewards come fall and winter...
*Mouth starts watering...*

Hugs from me :)

Threadspider said...

You are so right about the green way of life being hard work!And you must have an enormous freezer to keep it all.I have a runner bean glut and courgettes-oh so many of those.

Barbara said...

Ok as an old farming gal I have to ask..... Have you tried dehydrating some of your veggies instead of freezing? Freezing takes so much room, if you dehydrate you can put the dehydrated veggies in glass jars and vacuum seal, I started doing this when I downsized my home for an apartment, sure is a great way to go when you have so much like you do and when rehydrated taste like fresh veggies.

Jean said...

Yep, I would love to see hubby's quilt too! Probably very precise lines and order and not a cq quilt!
Enjoy... looks like you still have lots to do!

Granny Fran said...

What could be better than flowers with the onions?! I enjoy seeing what you are doing with all your home grown produce, but I did so much of that when a kid that I enjoy my smaller garden that is as much an aesthetic as a practical project. Mostly just enough for us and some gifts to friends. I just wish my eggplants were bearing more and the zucchini less this year. The local food mission will be getting the zucchini we can't eat and Amber wants zucchini bread.

Granny Fran said...

Don't you love it? Blogger is being nice and accepting my comments to you again.

Anonymous said...

Those poblano peppers of yours now have me salivating for Chile Rellenos!

Your garden is incredible!

Colleen