Friday, September 17, 2021

The Circle of Life Heats Up with Pickled Peppers


Remember Peter Piper and the famous tongue twister that’s been around since 1813?

I think I like tongue twisters as much as I love peppers!

Say red peppers-yellow peppers, five times fast!

As far as peppers go, I prefer jalapenos. They are readily available around here, and they add flavor to almost everything. I have a friend who makes jalapeno jam, and it’s delicious. Really.

I’m not sure if there’s a difference between Hatch and Anaheim peppers, but they are both as mild as bell peppers.

If you like a kick, there are poblanos, habaneros, serranoes, Hungarian peppers, ghost peppers and Scotch bonnets, just to name a few. The heat of these varieties is measured on something called a Scoville scale and measured in heat units that go from 2000 to over 2 million. Ever hear of a Carolina Reaper? (I’d turn back if I were you.)

Anyway, here are the tame little peppers from our garden. 

They have no heat whatsoever. 

I think they are banana or shishito, but it doesn’t matter, because they are delicious in this pickled salad recipe.



Do you have a favorite pepper?


  1. I cannot eat jalapenos, but do like Serrano's.

  2. I can only tolerate mild green peppers, which I like on a pizza.

  3. I like to ramp pizza up with jalapeños. All that crust evens everything out. Lol

  4. I like jalepenos and habanero sauce. Ever hear of the ghost pepper? Turn back on that one as well. Hottest pepper in the world.