Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beautiful Bells

It has been a good year for peppers in my kitchen garden. Today I harvested these bell a rainbow assortment of colors. They are not only sweet and tasty, but pretty as well!

I grow several varieties each year, including Big Bertha, Peto Wonder, Super Heavyweight, Orange California Wonder, and Golden California Wonder.

They are in various stages of ripeness....some still green or with green streaks.

A portion of my pepper harvest is sliced and frozen, to be used in one of our favorite dishes....Fajitas! These will not only taste great in the winter, but their cheerful colors will be a sweet reminder of the summer garden.


Gardening gives me fun and health and knowledge.
It gives me laughter and colour. It gives me pictures
of almost incredible beauty.

- John F. Kenyon


Catherine said...

Simply gorgeous, Connie! I can taste the fajitas already. The colors of fall are so rich and inviting, aren't they?

Victoria Williams said...

That's quite the harvest Connie! I'm so impressed. We got a few peppers off of our four plants (two produced nothing). Next year I should grow more, I really enjoyed them.

I just went out and picked our remaining tomatoes (they're roasting in the oven), and the last few peppers. They've predicted frost for tonight.

sweetbay said...

I love that quote. It's perfect. Those peppers are beautiful. I love peppers in fajitas too, and they are a great way to add color to a dish.

Chris said...

Wonderful photo Connie. What a nice crop! It wasn't a great year for peppers here. I got some but it just wasn't warm enough for a good yield.

Susie said...

What a beautiful collection of color yet alone food. Wish I could grow peppers like this.

Roses and Lilacs said...

That is a beautiful assortment of peppers. Whenever I see a photo like your I kick myself for not planting any this year.

I need to go buy some now while the prices are still low. Mid winter when I need some for chili or another favorite recipe, store bought peppers will be real expensive here.

Miranda Bell said...

What a gorgeous full of colour and almost too perfect to eat!! Peppers make a wonderful subject for drawing - from time to time I get along to a local art class here - normally in the winter when I have a month of calm in the garden and we did a day on just these! Must admit these look much much better than the ones we were drawing.... enjoy the rest of your weekend Connie - take care Miranda

em said...

those are impressive peppers! i can't eat them anymore, but i used to think they are delicious! beautiful photo, too!

Nutty Gnome said...

Hello Connie. I wandered into here from elsewhere and have had a lovely time reading your posts and getting slightly jealous of your pepper harvest - my harvest was a bit pathetic this year!

Thanks for a nice and happy blog.

O.I.M said...

a most excellent and colourful harvest! I love're so lucky. enjoy those fajitas.

Seasonal Wisdom said...

Connie, those are some lovely peppers. We grew a bunch of sweet and hot peppers too . . . and we froze a bunch as well. Enjoy your peppers this winter, and thanks for sharing. Teresa

Andrea said...

They really do look beautiful, but I am not one for eating them. Maybe that's why my sons like them so much?
Sorry, I haven't been by your blog for a while, but I haven't had much time. Andrea

Cathryn said...

My peppers are still turning here in western Washington. I have to put them under a cloche all summer to get them to do anything but they really seem to like it. Love your photography! Thanks for sharing.