These identify a market season. And just like the arrival of the first tomatoes and the first sweet corn of a season, when they first appear I always indulge.
My favorite way to prepare them is simply to roast, peal and eat. Roasting and pealing is the basis of using peppers in many cuisines, from mild sweet Italian roasted red pepper sauces to the fiery roasted red chili pastes of Thailand. The roasting seems to impart a sweet taste to the pepper, and in the case of a hot pepper reduces the heat.
I remove the tops, cut the chili in half and then remove the center stem and seeds. Grill over a hot fire, skin side down until the skin is blackened and uniformly blistered. Let the chili cool to comfortable touch and then peal the skin, which will remove easily. Then eat.
Alternately you can cook the chili whole and then skin and remove the stem and seeds. There are descriptions of many variations of the roasting process on the web.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
The revised ordinance and Market Rules are on tonights agenda, July 16, 2007. It is public hearing three. You can speak without signing up in advance. Hope to see a few there.
Here is the email I sent to the Mayor and Council.
Mayor and Council Members:
I believe that the proposed reorganization of the Market Commission will be an improvement. At the very least, some alternative to the current Commission organization should to be considered.
In general the proposed Market Rules are also an improvement, however there are three areas where further improvement should be made.
The attached PDF file contains additional supporting documentation and suggested modifications to the proposed Market Rules. I encourage you to pass tonights resolution and to direct the Community Services Administrator to promulgate these suggestions as technical corrections. The CSA has the authority to make these corrections with returning to Council for formal approval.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
The great thing about the market is the availability of things not commonly found in grocery stores.
My parents grew gooseberries and currants. Currant pie was one of my favorites.
Thanks to Wasems I am able to still enjoy this treat
July 1, 2007 9:12 AM