A Rainbow of Bell Peppers

bell peppersSadly this was the last week of our local farmer’s market. I was looking for some good bargains on items that I could preserve for the winter, and I knew I hit the jackpot when I saw these gorgeous peppers. We have one organic farm that has a stall at the market, and their produce is exceptional and their prices are phenomenal. Often their prices beat the conventional produce of the other sellers. As much as we can, we try to buy organic food and support the farmers who are growing their produce in this way. With six mouths to feed and a tight food budget it isn’t always possible to buy organic, so when I come across a good deal I try to stock up. I think they thought I was a little nutty when I told them I wanted 20 peppers, oh well, I had a plan. When we got home I started to wash, slice, and dice these babies and after a couple of hours (with plenty of distractions), I had these… diced bell peppers20 bags of diced peppers ready to go into the freezer. Not only will it save me time when trying to get supper ready, but we will have scrumptious, farm fresh, organic bell peppers during the freezing, wintery months. The only regret I have is that I didn’t buy more.

food, gardening • Monday, September 28th, 2009 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “A Rainbow of Bell Peppers”

  1. Sandie says:

    Those peppers look delicious – well done you for getting them all chopped and bagged!

  2. Sandie says:

    Those peppers look delicious – well done you for getting them all chopped and bagged!

    Just trying to send comment again as it didn’t seem to go.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Sandie, thanks for your comments, they are a huge encouragement. The peppers are scrumptious, I just love all of the different colours.

  4. Ali says:

    Pepper rainbow! I spy delicious additions to meals in your future. Sadly, my freezer is way to small to cope with your level of forward planning.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Ali, thanks for stopping by.We ended up buying a chest freezer last year, in part, to be able to do these kinds of things. So far, it has been worth it’s weight in gold.

  6. Amy says:

    ok, so…what’s your secret? I tried freezing peppers last year and they got completely freezer burned. Do you blanch them first? Do you freeze them in those bags? I’d love to know…

  7. Jennifer says:

    Amy, I just washed, chopped and put them in the bags and stuck them in the freezer. I haven’t had any problems with freezer burn, but maybe I used them up before they had a chance to develop any. Sorry to be of no help whatsoever. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Katie Anna says:

    the photo of all the peppers chopped and in their bags looks so beautiful. I bet you must have been so satisfied when you where done!

    Do you have a chest freezer in your garage to put all your extras in? I’ve always wanted to freeze my extras or even just buy in bulk etc but our freezer has no space for that!

  9. Jennifer says:

    We do have a smallish chest freezer, but as we have no garage at the moment it’s in my kitchen. With six of us to feed I can buy in bulk and also freeze fresh and homemade meals in bulk. It has saved me a lot of time and money.

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