Sonntag, 2. Oktober 2011

Sunshine in October

hello my readers we have a grandious October begining
with superb sunny weather at the time.
Today we have 25 degrees and the sun is shining all days
that is great!!!

the last tomatoes in my Hanging-basket

blue aster

red pepper in my window-boxes

Looks the pepper not nice?

but what can I do with all the small peppers?

have anyone a idea?

I wish you a wonderful day,


  1. Oh ja der Oktober ist schön nicht?;)
    Leider kenne ich mich mit den kleinen Pepperoni nicht wirklich aus, könnte man sie nicht auch einlegen? Marokko wird damit auch eine Art Gewürzpaste gemacht (man nennt es Harissa), ein Rezept müsste ich aber auch erst raussuchen..

  2. Hi Regina! Love the asters. They're blooming in my garden too. My daughter-in-law threads those small peppers through some string and hangs them in the window to dry. They make a decoration and you can add the dried ones to chili and spicy things. I roasted and canned some,but it was a lot of work and I'm not sure I'd do it again!

  3. They are so pretty and healthy looking! I wish I had a recipe for canning those! (sorry, but I don't!) love,andrea

  4. A lovely harvest. I use my Chili for cooking but not all of them, seems to be to many fruits. Some of them I put into chutney's, that way I find use for garden fruits aswell.

  5. hi, love your pictures, i wish i had of been more organised this year and had home grown tomatoes etc, ah well next year for sure! For the small spicy chillies you should check out chillininja - blog all about chillies, recently did a chilli oil post

  6. Beautiful pictures. You certainly have had a wonderful harvest this year. I agree with Jane.. those small red peppers would be great to string together and hang in your kitchen.
    Have a great week!

  7. Oh my, how blessed you are to have so much when the weather continues to change here in the mountains :)


  8. Beautiful garden! I like to take all the small hot peppers and dry them by hanging. Then crush them and use them in chili and other cooking dishes. They store well once dry in a glass container for a year at least.


  9. I love sunny fall weather! Your blue aster is so pretty. Your peppers look so yummy! One year I had lots of banana peppers and jalapenos. I cut them in half, got the seeds out, and froze them. I used them on homemade pizza.

    I hope you are having a great week.


  10. I would dry them and make a chili garland maybe.
    Isabelle x

  11. This is a delicious blog mmmmmmmm I feel hungry just looking at the photos.

  12. Hi Regina!
    Love your pictures of flowers and produce. People before me have said that you can string the small peppers and when they are dry, you can use them for decoration and crush them to use in cooking.
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Wish you a wonderful Fall season.
    Love, Marie

  13. It looks absolutely wonderful, Regina!

    I grow chillies too, and ususlly I dry lots of them for use later in stews and sauces. I have also chopped them very finely and put in a jar with garlick and oil.
    This autumn I made chilli jam too, very delicious :)