blistered shisito peppers :: by radish*rose

blistered shisito peppers

Fear not – these are very friendly, not too spicy peppers! You can handle them even if you’re a bit wimpy about hot stuff like I am. They make a great healthy and guilt-free appetizer. Look for shisito peppers at your local Asian market (and many mainstream markets have them now too). They are bright green and longer and skinnier than a jalapeno, with a tendency to curl a bit. Sometimes they are labeled “sweet peppers” or “curly peppers”. Continue reading

all natural microwave popcorn :: by radish*rose

all natural microwave popcorn with olive oil and sea salt

Here is a mind-blowing fact: all popcorn is microwave popcorn.  They haven’t done anything magical to the popcorn to make it pop in the microwave.  IT’S THE BAG.  I know, right?!???  So you don’t need all that other stuff that’s in the pre-made kind. You can just get good old fashioned plain unpopped popcorn and microwave it yourself with whatever flavors you like. And then ask yourself, “Why was I buying microwave popcorn like a fool?”  That’s right.  A fool. Don’t feel bad, it happened to me too. Continue reading