Yes we Cayenne!

When I grew up, my parents — my mom in particular — avoided spicy foods.  Now, nearing retirement, they somehow can’t get enough of the stuff.  My tastebuds haven’t quite matched theirs. 

As I was strolling through the farmers market a few weeks back, I enjoyed seeing cute little pepper plants from Cole Canyon Farm.  Having no outside space whatsoever, I can’t grow anything yet.  But, my eye would always wander towards those cute little seedlings and starter plants waiting to be coaxed to their full potential.

It occurred to me the other day that one of those pepper plants would be a great Hanukkah gift for my parents.  Normally, I’d file that info away, and forget about it — somehow not managing to pick up the plant in the hub-bub of holiday time.  Well, not this time. Carpe Diem — sieze the pepper.  Our hands full with the farmer’s market bounty, we vowed to come back and pick up that sole Cayenne plant.   Truth be told, J. went back to get it because I was too exhausted.

Why wait till an arbitrary holiday day to give the present if the moment strikes you now?  We went over to my folks last night and brought the plant and it was very well received.  We hope it thrives in their care.

Cayenne plant with Obama image reflected in furniture

Cayenne plant with Obama image reflected in furniture

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1 Comment

  1. Gretchen said,

    November 26, 2008 at 4:06 am

    What a great idea!


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