Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pickled Peppers

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?

Another ending is… Where are the pickles Peter Piper picked? I would have to answer, they are on my counter. I went to the Farmers Market again. I saw a container of hot peppers for $10. Well the man loves hot peppers, so I bought them to pickle some for him. I did not realize how many peppers were in that container. When they poured it into a paper bag the bag bulged all over. It was difficult to carry as if you pushed on the side they over flowed the top and went rolling. Of course there was no room on the top to hold the bag either. I gave one to the man who usually has no problems with hot and he was not able to keep it in his mouth! So I approached them with caution, gloves on. And to answer the how many…I pickled 11 ½ quarts and didn’t make a dent! I ran out of vinegar first.

Looking at the bag of peppers, having talked to Cyndy, knowing I was going to see her… a plan formed in my mind. I threw some in a bag, put in a pair of gloves and pawned some of my problems off on her! What are friends for? Of course, if I keep this up I may not have any! Last week I pawned elderberries and blackberries off on another friend!

So, I have come to the understanding that I should not go to the farmers market. I go, I see, I buy and pay for it later, along with unsuspecting others. It rates right up there with going to see animals or fiber. I have absolutely no self-control. And it doesn't matter if I don't bring money, my mother, kids or the man buy it so I have to stay away.

Now the man will enjoy them later, as will others. They do look very festive don’t they…kind of like, dare I say it... Christmas. Oh hell you knew I was going to have to go there….there is only 102 days! Which means we should all get those needles clicking!!! And even though I feel like I have been chained to the stove, I have been doing some fiber. I spun the jacob roving, and I have been knitting dish/wash clothes (2 of each). I finished my one valance...lots more to go but put on the back burner for now. I bought some kitchen towels to crochet. I was asked to share a table at a sale in October so I need to find things I have made and get away from the stove and get making more. And if I stay away from the farmers market and concentrate on my own garden produce I would get done faster and be able to get to clicking!


Kerry said...

Oh, your peppers do look so nice! I can't believe you've not even made a dent in them, though. Oh, my!

I'm hosting a "Farmer's Market Report" Mr Linky. Maybe you'd like to submit this post? Come on by and check it out! :

cyndy said...

Glad that you thought of me! Thanks for sharing the peppers...I'm going to try my hand at some poppers...and will also pickle-

btw...the valance really looks fantastic!