Saturday, October 26, 2013

Energizing breakfast or brunch: Peppers and Eggs #GardenCuizine

Add Nutrition to your scrambled
egg breakfast with
Sweet Banana Frying Peppers

Low sodium, low fat, Sweet Banana Frying Peppers in scrambled eggs adds great flavor and an excellent source of dietary Fiber and Vitamins B6, C, and K to your recipes. Sweet Banana Peppers also provide a good source of potassium and vitamin A. Enjoy this tasty, easy way to add veggies to your breakfast.

GardenCuizine Peppers and Eggs freestyle recipe: meaning that you do not need to measure ingredients. Use as many eggs or Egg Beaters that you wish to use to serve the number of guests coming for breakfast or brunch. Figure on at least one sweet banana pepper per person.

Eggs* (we prefer free range organic or Egg Beaters. *You can use tofu for a vegan option)
Sweet Banana Frying Peppers (nothing beats organic home grown)
Olive oil
fresh herbs as desired  (add turmeric in scrambled tofu)
ground black pepper at the table; no need for added salt
  • Wash peppers first
  • Cut in half and remove seeds
  • Place in microwave safe container with a little water and steam for 1-2 minutes on high
  • In a skillet with a generous amount of olive oil, saute, continuously stirring so peppers don't blacken
  • Remove and set aside cooked peppers, drain excess oil
  • Add Egg Beaters or scrambled eggs to skillet
  • At the very end of cooking the eggs, stir in cooked peppers
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
GardenCuizine Sweet Banana Peppers Nutrition data: 4 medium (4 ½-inch long) sweet banana frying peppers: 48 calories; 0.8g total fat (1%DV); 24mg sodium (1%DV); 8g dietary fiber (32%DV); 624 IU vitamin A (12% DV); 17.6 mcg vitamin K (22%DV); 0.8 mg vitamin B6 (40%DV); 152 mg vitamin C (253%DV WOW!!); 472 mg potassium (13%DV)
Related Links
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables 
Veggies for Breakfast? yes!
6 Sly Ways to Sneak Veggies into Breakfast
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Another collander full of Heirloom Goodness #GardenCuizine

Fresh picked heirloom tomatoes. 
Pick them green. 
Tomatoes don't care for even a light frost.
Today may be one of our last days picking Jersey tomatoes and peppers. Parsley, arugula, lettuce and kohlrabi can better tolerate frost. 
Related Link
Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Hot Jalapeno Pepper Jelly in test kitchen︱ Colorful fall harvest today #GardenCuizine

Today in Our 
South Jersey Garden
October 12, 2013
Still picking organic heirloom tomatoes and jalapenos. Harry made a test kitchen batch of hot jalapeno pepper jelly today using a new recipe. We'll post the recipe soon if it gels.

Happy and Healthy Gardening!
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Today in Our Garden feels and looks more like Summer than Fall #GardenCuizine

Today in Our Garden
South Jersey
USDA Zone 7a (formerly zone 6b)
October 6, 2013
Figs are finito. Lettuce, arugula, peppers and tomatoes will continue until frost. Dahlias seem to be slow to bloom for us this season. Pineapple sage is late to bloom too. Rosemary and Jersalem artichokes (Helianthus tuberosus) are blooming now along with so many other blooms including re-blooms on our roses. Rain is headed our way with cooler air to end this dry spell and unseasonal burst of warm weather.

Shown above (clockwise from left to right):

  • Japanese Anemone, Phlox, Goldenrod
  • Chiltepin hot peppers
  • rose (no ID)
  • ornamental 'Black Pearl' peppers
  • Lady in Red salvia
  • Spanish Flag vine (Ipomoea lobata)
  • Nicotiana Sylvestris 
Now is a good time to collect heirloom seeds to share and plant in your garden next season. What's blooming in your garden?
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Kitchen Garden Guide to B Vitamin Plant Foods #GardenCuizine #gardenchat

Kitchen Garden Guide 
to Plant Foods
with Vitamin B
There are 13 vitamins that our bodies absolutely need - some fat soluble, some water soluble - among them are eight important B vitamins. Vitamin-B-rich foods often grown in home and community gardens include asparagus, spinach, mint, parsley, beans, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and peanuts. Read more in my article published on Dave's Garden.
The below chart highlights some of the fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds that contain essential B vitamins. For best comparison the calculations are based on portion sizes of one (1) ounce unless otherwise noted. Please keep in mind that this list is by no means all inclusive; there are many other foods that contain Vitamin B that are not shown. 

 Blog Post and Vitamin B Chart Copyright (C)2013 Wind. All rights reserved.