Photo-A-Day #1670

So, I’ve been on a huge Pepperoncini kick lately. I think it started at T.R.’s wedding. there was a fancy plate of Hors D’Oeuvres and on it were some Pepperoncini and fancy olives. I was munching away on them and realized that I really like them: hot, not so hot and mild I enjoy the pepperoncini. Then I realized that we had a jar of them in the fridge so I’ve been taking them to work instead of olives.

My kick for hot and spicy flavorful peppers may also have been sparked by Mr. Ducke. Mr. Ducke is a local photographer who also like the Capron Park Zoo. He shot a photo of a recent pizza that he had with pepperoni (not to be confused with pepperoni (wikipedia actually says this)) and banana peppers. Normally I steer clear of all things banana related, seats clips and splits. However, I found my self wanting to have a pizza of this very same combination. So I got myself some Red Baron pizzas and a jar of hot pepper slices. Sure it is not the same as getting it fresh from a pizza shop but it did okay in a pinch. Besides I wanted the $5.00 coupon for the newest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (aff link) game. But I threw out the sales slip and it got grossed up in the trash so that was a bit of a waste. The pizza wasn’t terrible either so I might buy some more, it is on sale at our local stop and shop so why not.

Okay so back to the pepperoncinis (aff link). I overslept today and had to get to a different building for work and also bring my car to the shop so I didn’t get to take my lunch (I had planned to get up and make lunch right before I left the house). I was late so I got lunch at work and while I was deciding what to do for lunch I saw a bowl of pepperoncinis and that made the decision for me, I was getting a small salad. I got back to the desk and took a big bite of this pepperoncini and suddenly my pants were soaked. It was as if I bit into a spicy water balloon. The pepperoncini was full of the pickling liquid. That is okay it dried quickly and I still like them. Does anyone know if Papa John’s still gives you a couple of them with each pizza? I can’t eat Papa John’s as it wreaks terrible havoc with my insides. It is no fun for anyone.

Switching Gears altogether I am working on some projects for the coming year. One thing that I am going to focus more on is my photography and my Photo-A-Day project. I want to try many more products out including the Eye-Fi Wireless SD card. There are several different versions of this card but the ones I am most interested in are the ones that automatically geotag your photos. I want to make sure that my photos from 2010 are all geotagged, properly tagged and labeled and posted in many more places. For now my two main places to post are Flickr and Shuttercal with Shuttercal becoming the official home of Photo-A-Day for 2010. I’ll soon be working very closely with them on many endeavors. You may have noticed that I’ve started using shuttercal to host my Photo-A-Day images and display them here on BenSpark.com. The Eye-Fi doesn’t work with Shuttercal at this time but I wish it did because that would make all of my uploading at one time great. I’d also love to see geotagging and tags supported at Shuttercal. Just makes for easy searches. Although it is really simple to see the photos that people post because Shuttercal has a fantastic interface in place already. Stay tuned for more about my relationship with Shuttercal.

Also I changed up the amazon sidebar, I noticed today that it put up an “interesting” video choice based of what I titled yesterday’s post. I can only imagine what would have been chosen to display based on today’s post title. So now I have the most popular point and shoot cameras over int eh sidebar.

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8 Responses to “Pepperoncini Lust”

  1. Christine says:

    If you love peperoncini, you will love this recipe for sausage, potatoes & peperoncini (I put the link in the URL field, it’s from one of my blogs). It’s super simple to make, but wicked good, it came from one of Lidia Bastianich’s (of PBS cooking show fame) books. It’s probably too spicy for Eva, but maybe you and Allison would enjoy it.

    I am still grieving over the closing of the local Papa John’s that delivered here, they closed down for *renovations* about a year ago, and have not re-opened; I’ve given up hope by now. Anyhoo, the last time we had it, they did indeed still put a couple of peperoncinis in with each pizza.

    Oh – unrelated to this post, but still food related – Alton Brown has another book out. “Good Eats: The Early Years”. It’s been out since August, but I’ve only recently learned of its existence. My copy came from Amazon today.
    .-= Look at what Christine wrote blog ..Tomatillo-Braised Pork Loin =-.

    • Drew says:

      Christine,
      I will have to check out that recipe. Sounds tasty. I watched the good eats 10 year anniversary show, funny stuff. I heard about the book and need to pick that up someday soon.

  2. stephen says:

    So I get how the eye-fi uploads pictures. Do you need an open access point of can you configure the card to login or use different SSIDs?

    How they heck does it add geotagging? There is no GPS in the card I believe is guess based on the wireless AP’s it has seen however what happens if you go into the woods in Tennesse and turn the camera off, then you fly to Wyoming and are in the woods again and turn the camera on. Since there are now AP’s where you turned the camera on will it think you are still in Tennessee?

    Interesting product but I don’t see how it deals with some of the potential issues

    • Drew says:

      Stephen,

      Eye-Fi says this “Using its built-in Wi-Fi, the Eye-Fi card locates any surrounding Wi-Fi networks as you take pictures. Then, the Eye-Fi Service translates that data into geographic location and adds the information to each picture (in the EXIF data) as it is delivered to the web or your computer. It’s as easy as that. You snap the shot and the photo shows up labeled with the place at which it was taken.” I’ve read many of the reviews that say that you have to use the eye-fi to upload the pictures and that the EXIF is not written so it must happen when the images are uploaded or something. I would liek to figure this out and give a better answer but need one for myself in order to do this.

  3. Papa Johns does still do the peppers. I found the interesting video hilarious and thin you should leave it for humor sake.
    .-= Look at what Buck “Daddy” Rogers wrote blog ..Disney’s Snow White Diamond Edition DVD – Review =-.

  4. Anna says:

    I love pepperoncinis! We used to buy them by the gallon jar at Sam’s, but now we can’t get them, and that makes us very sad. The pepper rings we can get are OK, but just not the same. Oh, and you’re either supposed to carefully bite the end off the pepperoncini and suck the juice out, or hold it over your salad and pour it on. Just sayin’.

    About the photo a day thing – is there a new code for that since you’re using Shuttercal?
    .-= Look at what Anna wrote blog ..Five for Fighting – Slice =-.

    • Drew says:

      Anna,
      I’m still posting the images to Flickr for the widget so you needn’t make any changes until we work out some sort of shuttercal sort of widget

      I wish I knew about the pepperoncini eating tips before yesterday. :-)

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