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Dee’s Corner

Dee’s Corner

Greetings everyone! The peppers are in! In our boxes this week you’ll see we have two varieties to enjoy–jalapenos and poblanos. Most of you are familiar with the former–for example, jalapeno poppers have become a favorite appetizer for many of us....
Wax Beans

Wax Beans

Yellow wax beans are crisp, succulent and firm, with a mellow, grassy, sweet and somewhat nutty flavor.  They are nearly identical to green beans except for the color.  The skin of yellow wax beans is somewhat thinner and more velvety. To store, wrap wax beans in a...
Poblano Peppers

Poblano Peppers

Poblano peppers are mild chili peppers that originated in the state of Puebla, Mexico.  When dried, they are called ancho or ancho chile, from the Spanish word for “wide” (chile ancho-“wide chile”).  As the poblano ripens and changes to red in...
Jalapeno Peppers

Jalapeno Peppers

The active component in jalapenos and other hot peppers is capsaicin, which gives them their strong spicy pungent character.  Tolerance levels in individuals can vary widely—use them in moderation at first.  Eating cold yogurt or drinking milk will help dilute...