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Local-grown produce... all from our neighbors

Local-grown produce... all from our neighbors

   Some of us neighbors get together and exchange veggies. Even though most of us are from inside the canyon, there are many local micro-climates that favor one fruit/vegetable over another and enable that family to grow something that might be difficult for some of the other folks.
   Here’s some of the veggies we got last week. All grown by neighbors.
   The real find is those Palestine sweet limes…. they are not limey at all.. they have a very delicate flavor….. I want to grow some for myself.

 

Local produce grown by the neighbors
 Clockwise from High noon… avocado, tomatoes, Palestine sweet lime, squash and portobello mushrooms.

 

Roasting peppers

Roasting peppers

    We roasted some Anaheim peppers for supper…
first you have to remove the skin….
you roast them to boil and blister the skin…..

Scraping roasted peppers

Scraping roasted peppers

 Let them cool enough so you can handle them easily….
and the skin will then peel easily from the fruit with a butter knife.
You then have to split them open, and scrape out the seeds inside…
then chop ‘em up and set them into the bowl to finish cooking…

 

cactus, mushrooms and peppers in skillet
cactus, mushrooms and peppers in skillet

In the end we fried the peppers, some cactus, onions, and mushrooms all together in olive oil.
Add some spices… and you’ve got a pretty decent meal that’s really nutritious.
   Something like this is good over rice…

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