I’ve discovered that although garden peppers are delicious served in many ways, my favorite flavor is accomplished by roasting them. Roasting peppers brings out their natural flavor. But y’all know me – I love shortcuts.
You like to use shortcuts too? Check out this simple Homestead Hack, y’all.
There are several recipes I love that use pumpkin puree. So to provide that ingredient myself, I like to grow sugar pie pumpkins in my garden. But how do you use a traditional oven to make puree? Well I’m so glad you asked.
I needed a heat-free way to peel fresh garden tomatoes. I already knew that the standard way to peel a fresh garden tomato is to dip it in boiling for a few seconds until the skin splits, then plunge into an ice bath before peeling.
But a typical summer here in NE Texas involves much heat & humidity and I don’t want to add any of that to our home. What’s a southern gardener to do?
We keep a small flock of hens her on the Homestead. Not only do they provide free pest control (and they LOVEtheir jobs!) but also plenty of fresh eggs. When they provide more than we can eat I make my own convenience food: Freezer Breakfast Burritos.