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Red, Orange and Yellow Peppers

Not green ones. Why anyone would submit to consuming a sour green pepper is quite beyond me.
Interestingly, the one time Babybear wolfed down a pepper was when I gave her a raw slice of a rather elderly red one that had been lying around the fridge for a while. It was a little bit wrinkly, but probably quite sweet so she really enjoyed it. I have since given her raw and steamed (for about 3 minutes) organic pepper to chew on but it appears her love affair with this vegetable is over. I'm thinking it will be good for dipping in greek yoghurt, hummus or cream cheese in the future…

A note to my husband, however. Dearest, if we are in a Lebanese cafe and you see what you think is a piece of roast red pepper on your plate, please to not automatically hand it to our child. We wouldn't want to blow her tiny head off with a hot, pickled pepper now, would we?

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2 Responses to “Red, Orange and Yellow Peppers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Angelcake really liked red pepper – it was the first thing I gave her that she could actually hold and gnaw at properly, and with out any of those sucking-a-lemon faces! I gave her a section of Romero pepper, which she cleverly nibbled at the inside of and discarded the skin [proud mummy] .
    BEWARE – some people have problems with allergy to peppers…
    …and red pepper stains everything within 10 yards bright orange. Not one for lunch just before a visit to the photographers :o)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Pinkle loves roasted red pepper. I happened to notice one lurking in the back of the fridge as I was making a casserole, so I cut it in half, deseeded it and drizzled it with olive oil. A little while later, hey presto. I think roasting it makes it sweeter.

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