So, as I sit here warming my fingers between pauses in typing with the biggest cup of coffee I can get my hands around, I will vow, one more time, that I will never say that "I can't wait for winter" again (while I somehow figure out how to cross my frozen fingers as I type those words :) )
I say this, because last night I could have sworn my house was ripped up from where it sits so peacefully warm and transplanted right-smack-dab into the middle of Iceland. It was COLD...VERY cold! In case you haven't figured it out yet, I just don't "do" cold very well (note to self, don't put that on the elf resume). And, like myself, most of our veggies don't "do" cold well either. Surprisingly, the bell pepper plants had lasted through fall and now into winter until last night. Luckily, I had grabbed the peppers that were left on them the day before when we heard a freeze was coming to intrude on our warmth. There was a few just ripe keylimes out there too...love it when I get a bonus!
I love bells peppers. Especially the pretty mix of colors we grew this year. There was red, green, purple, orange and yellow. It makes me think of the warm sunny days we would get a full basket of bell peppers and pretty little fairytale eggplant.
They were so yummy sauteed up with some onion and our own sun-dried tomatoes from the spring...
Ah, spring...I can't wait until SPRING!!!!