Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paprika, My Favorite Spice!

Hi and thanks for dropping in. If you’re a new follower, welcome, if you’ve been following for awhile, welcome back! I just wanted to let everyone know that I have not, I repeat, have not given up on rosemary, but I am also on a new mission….paprika.

I was carousing through a local farmers market a few weeks ago when I came across a gentleman, Dan Betcher. who makes barbeque rubs. The name of Dan’s company is called Dust, and I will confess right now, his product is excellent! Being in the business of sustainable agriculture I naturally had a few questions. The main questions I always ask a local vendor is do you buy your ingredients from local growers? I am a huge fan of localized growing because it cuts down on fuel consumption which, as we all know, is a win-win situation. Dan’s response to my question was, “Yes, except for cumin and paprika.” He went on to say that he hasn’t been able to find a local grower and would like to. Well guess who went and bought paprika and cumin seeds??? You guessed it, the rosemary killer.

I love helping people solve problems such as Dan’s and I also love the challenge of growing something new. So tonight, right after I post, I’m heading over to the local garden center for some seed starting solution for the rosemary and some miracle grow for the paprika. This time, I read the instructions first because the last thing I want to be known as is a paprika killer.

If you want t try some really great BBQ rub, head on over to Dan Betcher’s site www.getdust.com Tell him Scott sent you.

Until Thursday, have a great week and keep on gardening!!!

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