Things are getting spicy up here on the hill. We harvested a boatload of hot peppers ahead of the frost. Hot sauce is in your future! If you don’t have time to make it yourself, I bought a bunch of organic, naturally fermented salsa and siracha sauce from an innovative and rockstar farm in Sunderland, MA. Yes, ORGANIC FERMENTED SIRACHA! I brought some in last year and it was a big hit – I ran out of my personal stash a couple months ago and have been dying for this season’s batch to come out. Scroll to the bottom of the ordering page to find them.
The cold wind kept me inside Thursday, so I didn’t assess the damage from the cold night(s) till Friday. I’m not sure which night was the silent killer but it took out all of the tomatoes and eggplant, which honestly were circling the drain anyway. We spent all day Wednesday picking ahead of the cold – in hindsight, there was some precious last tidbits of summer that I could have saved. Coulda woulda shoulda. There was a surprising amount of peppers (mostly green, lots of hots) and eggplant left out there. If any of you are lucky enough to get the limited eggplant on Monday, here’s our go-to eggplant recipe worth it’s weight in gold, courtesy of a wise farmer up north…from back in 2013 when Potter Hill Farm was about as old as baby Nora.
Speaking of who, I was on Nora duty while writing this – my first time alone with her and she snoozed the whole time. She’s definitely a different baby from Paddy Rose so far, though it has only been a week. A seemingly very long week – she’s so seamlessly integrated into the family that I feel she’s been with us much longer! Paddy Rose has had lots of emotions but in true big sister fashion, she has directed nothing but love and kisses toward Nora and plenty of stubbornness and terror at her parents. Just kidding. Sort of.
Lots of great greens going strong still, especially in the lettuce department. A couple new items too, but you’ll have to check the list to find out what!