Growing peppers in container

I have tried growing tomatoes, zucchinis and cucumbers in containers without much success.  But different types of pepper, jalapeño, sweet pepper and hot pepper, do fantastic in container – even better than in the ground!  I have read peppers need to have a relatively warm soil to thrive and apparently a container provides that environment better than does a vegetable bed in the ground.

All you need to watch for is not to overcrowd them. Take a 30 cm. (12 inch) container;  use top, draining soil; plant three seedling – not more– deep in the soil.   Place them in half to full sun, depending on how hot the weather is.  They like warm but not too hot.  And do not over water.  I use natural fertilizer (Hen Manure) for vegetables right from the start.  Read the rest of this entry »


Fried breaded breast chicken and vegetables

Ingredients (two servings): Skinless, boneless chicken breast, half, cut in a few large pieces, washed and patted dry. Potatoes, 2 medium (leave skin on). Tomatoes, 2 medium. Spinach, 3-4 leaves. Bread crumbs of your choice, 4 tbsp. Olive oil, 3 tbsp.  For dressing : Onion, 1, cut in small cubes. Lime juice, 1 tbsp. Salt and pepper, a pinch each. Olive oil, 1 tbsp. Read the rest of this entry »


Oven baked fish & vegetables

Ok, some non Persian cuisine for a change, but colorful and gorgeous looking all the same!

Ingredients: Tilapia or Haddock, 4 fillets. Red onion, 1 medium sliced. Bell peppers, 2 different colours, sliced. Cherry tomatoes. Lime juice, salt, pepper, oil Read the rest of this entry »