If you had visited this space before, you might notice that I deleted my entire blog. After not finding the time to post for nearly a year, I just deleted the whole thing and didn’t even keep a backup. Of course, then I had a change of heart within just a few days. So, here we go with a whole new start!
I was a little sad to lose some of the stories, but they aren’t really gone. If you’ve met me or anyone in my family, you will know that one thing we never do is let a good story die. If it was worth telling once, it’s worth re-telling a thousand times! Just stop by any family gathering and bear witness to the 35th annual retelling of “That time Granny Gran got arrested for stealing a beer”. Stick around a little longer, and you’ll probably catch my brother Robert re-enacting (in slow motion) “That time Granny Gran copped a squat on I-10.” Fun times!
And so, for my inaugural post… behold Pepper Crack: The best stuff to ever grace a pizza, breakfast taco, sandwich, or guacamole! It’s like Chicago Style Giardiniera, but with a shit-ton of garlic. Make a big batch, because it takes a few days to become just right, and you wouldn’t want to accidentally run out. We’ll skip story time and get right to the recipe because some people have been asking.
You ready? You’re gonna need a lot of peppers…
My first rule: Don’t cheat on the knife work. It’s a lot of slicing, but it’s so much prettier when you don’t hack it up with a chopper.
Second rule: You really should share. (But, the big jar in back is all for me!)
There are endless ways to use up a jar of Pepper Crack. My mission is to find them all. My new favorite is Pepper Crack Avo Toast. Yummmmmm!