Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stuffed Peppers On The Half Shell Filled With Eggplant and A Cheddar Cheese Mix


The  Bell Peppers
Even a Black One
(and yes they all pretty much taste the same)

The finished product


Here's the recipe I modified (as usual) you got to work with what you got on hand.
I substituted white cheddar cheese for the romano and parboiled the peppers for less baking time. I baked them for 1/2 hour at 400 degrees.  I also handpicked 2 fresh eggplants which are not shown (forgot to photograph them) 

It tasted great. It's simple and dee-lish.

Here's the recipe:

Stuffed Peppers With Eggplant

about 5 green or red bell peppers, in halves
1 large eggplant
3 eggs
1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1/2 lb. Parmesan or Romano cheese
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
pinch each basil and oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

salt and pepper, to taste
paprika
butter




Remove peel from eggplant and cut into 2 inch chunks; cover with water and cook until tenderook  Drain well and let dry for 10 minutes.
Grind cheese in food processor (if not already grated) and add eggplant to puree. Add remaining ingredients (except peppers).
Slice peppers in halves and stuff with eggplant mixture. Rub outside of peppers with a little olive oil.
Sprinkle filling with buttered bread crumbs and sprinkle lightly with a little paprika.
Bake for 1 hour in a preheated 375°F oven
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

When The Last of the Hummingbird Feeders Gets Taken Down, You Know It's A Sign

 My biggest punkin'
with the Sunflowers That I adore as Back Ground


I dislike when my Hummingbirds fly south.
I believe they took off somewhere around September 15th. 

So it's my job to take the hummigbird feeders down until next year.
I also picked my big ass punkin that I grew from a seed from last
year's punkin I bought at a roadstand.
Nothing says Fall or Autumn has arrived quite like a punkin.


The annual taking down of the Humming Bird feeders
makes me sad !!!
I didn't even get to say goodbye to those tiny tiny
birds I adore watching outside my
window
Every morning.

Bye Bye Hummingbird Feeder
Till Next Year

When My Little Humming -bird Friends Fly Back
From where ever they fly to.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Harvest Moon Is Up and The Tomatoes Are All Coming In........Plus a Tiny Wooly Caterpillar

What do with with a basket of
tomatoes?
Stuff "em of course


And make fresh tomato sauce
and juice.

The smallest wooly caterpillar I've ever seen

Monday, September 5, 2011

Punkins and Punkins and More Punkins and Some Heirloom Squash

Heirloom Squash

My pride and joy biggest pumpkin so far
this year.  And believe it or not
This plant was a volunteer that started in my
Compost Bin.

 Baby Pumpkin

More baby pumpkins

...and yet more immature punkins'

..and more

another one.

Squash

Punkin Blossoms

Labor Day Labor In The Garden....Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, Stuffed Manicotti & Some Tomato Juice.......Hmmm Hmmm My System is Working Just Fine, Thank You


All the makings for Stuffed Manicotti
With Fresh Home-made Spaghetti Sauce
Right From the Vine Ripened Home
Grown Tomatoes outta My garden
and some parsley

The Fresh Tomato Sauce
that was Labor Intensive
but worth it. 

Going Into The Oven

And Presto Chango
Manicotti with Ricotta Cheese and Homemade Marina
Sauce

With the leftover tomato
juice from the Tomato Sauce
You Get Tomato Juice
After you sift out the seeds
with a potato masher and
fine sieve

Then all those tomato skins and peels and
cores go into the compost bin to create some
good old fashioned
HOLY SHIT.
 Holy SHIT. 

The cycle is completed.