This weeks treasure on the produce trucks and carts were these beautiful yellow-orange peppers.
I also found some small cucumbers at the Charapoto market last weekend so I made Bread & Butter pickles but using Splenda instead of sugar. I did not hold much hope that they would not have an awful aftertaste but they actually are pretty good. Then I made Garlic Pickle Spears especially for Joe. Very good indeed! My Grandmother Kielar would be proud.
From left to right, Pickled Hot Peppers in a Fruit Vinegar, Bread & Butter Pickles with Splenda and Refrigerator Garlic Dill Spears. Notice I am reusing jars. I have not been able to find canning jars anywhere on my travels around Ecuador. Caution must be taken to make sure that the jars seal; if not your food can spoil. Yesterdays’ batch of hot peppers could be heard popping hours after they had their hot bath!