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Bartering lands me some hot peppers

Some of the hot peppers I received from a friend who recieved them in lieu of payment for a graphic design project.

Some of the hot peppers I received from a friend who recieved them in lieu of payment for a graphic design project. (Photo by Keith Michaud)

A friend the other day was paid in vegetables for some graphic design work. Bartering made a comeback during The Great Recession and may be part of the new economy for some time to come.

Fortunately for me, she had too much and I ended up receiving some of the overflow – a paper bag of farm fresh tomatoes, bok choy, squash, green beans, and a lovely bunch of peppers. The tomatoes are part of my lunch, the bok choy is soup now sitting in my freezer, the squash and green beans will go with a roasted chicken this evening, and the peppers are hanging over my kitchen sink drying.

Some of the hot peppers I received from a friend who recieved them in lieu of payment for a graphic design project.

Some of the hot peppers I received from a friend who recieved them in lieu of payment for a graphic design project. (Photos by Keith Michaud)

I’m hoping to dry the peppers enough to chop up and put into a pepper mill to use as seasonings. This is the first time I’ve dried peppers, so it will be interesting to see the outcome. Here’s a bit of information on drying peppers from Scott Roberts, a self-described chilihead.

Some of the hot peppers I received from a friend who recieved them in lieu of payment for a graphic design project.

Some of the hot peppers I received from a friend who recieved them in lieu of payment for a graphic design project.

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