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Week In Review: Preserving, Hatch Chilies, and a Helper

Nana Nana Nana Batman

Happy Friday everyone! 

It’s been a busy week for Green Door Hospitality both in the blogosphere and off (puppy raising is rewarding but tiring work).  I’ve been bopping around guest posting for some of my blogging colleagues with Austin Food Bloggers Alliance and was very excited to be featured and interviewed by  

As many of my readers know, I have been very busy exploring the wonderful world of preserving and canning!  It has been a great new avenue and I love the idea of being able to enjoy tasty vegetables and fruits later on this winter.  Visit Pantry Preserving, to see all the recipes so far in this series.  


It is the beginning of Hatch Chili Season!!!!  Such an exciting time for all you pepper lovers.  For those of you who haven’t heard of them, Hatch chilies come from Hatch, New Mexico and are cousins to the Anaheim pepper.  They have a limited season so it is best to stock up and enjoy when they are available.  I just got some at the store so look for some recipes coming up.  In the meantime, enjoy Superfood: Hot Peppers from ‘Notes from Maggie’s Farm’ that talks about the health benefits of hot peppers, as well as providing a round-up of some terrific pepper recipes!  


Chilled Dewars


It turns out I have a little helper in the kitchen.  He will be assisting in getting ingredients for me out of the refrigerator.  


Catch up with this week’s Green Door Hospitality posts!

Guest Posting:  Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Featured on in.gredients! 

Hostess Gifts:  Salted Caramel Brownies

Wordless Wednesday — Some Wine With Your Corkscrew (Vine)?

Pantry Preserving:  Peach Lavender Jam 


18 comments on “Week In Review: Preserving, Hatch Chilies, and a Helper

  1. the Painted Apron
    August 9, 2013

    I admire your preserving skills! Your puppy has already become the most important part of your day I can see! I agree with him, it’s so hot the fridge is the place to hang out! have a wonderful weekend,

  2. Cat@thingsmybellylikes
    August 9, 2013

    What an adorable pup! His ears are bigger than his entire head 🙂 Any time you need a dogsitter I’m available to fly to Texas! Have a great weekend Kenley…

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      Thanks! Yeah…someday his head will catch up to his ears. 😉
      Anytime you want to come to Texas, Cat… we would love to have you!

  3. Cloches & Lavender
    August 9, 2013

    He is so cute, I can’t stand it, I would be kissing him every minute, LOL!!! Don’t you just love them for just being there??


    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      We really do! And yes — always wanting to cuddle and kiss him — except of course when he is using his razor sharp puppy teeth! LOL, looking forward to his adult teeth! 🙂

  4. sethsnap
    August 9, 2013

    Ha, Nana nana… love it.

  5. Home Seasons
    August 9, 2013

    Can’t wait to see some hatch chili posts! Sounds delicious 🙂 Most adorable helper ever!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      Thanks! And yes, working on hatch preserving this week and hopefully will start posting next week.

  6. lulu
    August 9, 2013

    The only reason my dog hangs in the kitchen is hoping something will drop on the floor that she can scarf up!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      Haha, yes indeed! So far Dewars is more interested in us than food — but I’m sure that will wear off and food will take over! 😉

  7. I really need to get on the Hatch chili bandwagon this year. I’ve never participated! Shame on me.

    • Green Door Hospitality
      August 12, 2013

      This is actually our first year doing anything with them. We always say we need to and then the season comes and goes. So, hopefully we will be able to get some good recipes started!

  8. gentlestitches
    August 10, 2013

    photographic evidence! 🙂

  9. now at home mom
    August 10, 2013

    🙂 I love your little helper, he’s the cutest! 🙂
    enjoy your weekend Kenley! 🙂

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