While that could have been me about a hundred years ago, today it refers to my most recent kitchen-work. Dehydrating hot peppers. Thanks to the bounty of Moses Farm (those Moses of the Grandma Moses Moses...), I had a nice pile of various hot peppers to dry. I love, love, love spicy food - although it doesn't like me as much as it used to. Even so, I still try to spice things up as much as I can take. This usually means a violent coughing/choking jag at the onset, then my system settles down and I can carry on.
These beautiful chili peppers are destined to be dried and ground:
Shortly after this was taken, I had to go to the back of the house. In that short time span, Lovey - she who has decided to surf the counters - carted off a line of them into the living room. I do believe she only got one tooth in one pepper before there was some serious and lengthy slurping of the water dish. Good thing she didn't try to taste test the habaneros...
Besides all the tomato processing, I am going to take advantage of the lovely peppers (non-hot) and make up a few batches of a great vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe. Following the lead of my hero, Mama Pea, I am going to freeze up a number of future dinners. Bring on winter! (Kidding. It can just take it's good old time and arrive in January....)