Some people get giddy over the first tomatoes of the season. Others swoon when the corn is finally ripe. And then there are those of us who greedily await the heat - the kind of heat that can only come from hot chili peppers! Do you like it hot?Even if you're not a huge fan of hot chili peppers, it's impossible to pass by a table and not admire the baskets of glossy jewel-like peppers in their vast array of colors, shapes, and sizes! Some of them have names that we recognize, some of them come with stories (and warnings) from the farmer, and some of them are almost too pretty too eat.
We are recent comers to the hot pepper club, so we're still experimenting with the different varieties and our own heat tolerance. Here are a few recipes from our archives that we've been scouting: