Look! It’s a newsletter! Just what you need, more email! I promise not to flood your inbox. In fact, I set up this newsletter list over a year ago and I have yet to send out a single newsletter. How’s that for restraint? However! I’m making a New Year’s resolution (what, it’s February already?) to send out newsletters. Finally. I’ll be sending out the newsletter about once a month. The newsletter will include sneak peeks at upcoming posts, reminders and handy links from the past month’s posts, and best of all, extras. What kind of extras? Every month, all sorts of good stuff goes by the wayside due to time and space constraints in my daily posts. Cute farm animal photos, recipes, tips, and other fun stuff that just never made it onto the blog. I’m planning to scoop it all up and put the best of the best in the monthly newsletter.
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Further down in the sidebar, you’ll see that I’ve now added a convenient link to the Community Cookbook page, which is a page with a linked index to all the recipes from the contributors in the Just Recipes forum. This page will be updated regularly to add new recipes as they’re posted in the forum. There is some delicious stuff in there! Check it out!
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Now for something truly important.
To answer the pressing question of what type of peppers I use in my pepperoni rolls. Here in West Virginia, we are very snobby about our Oliverio peppers. The Oliverio Peppers plant is located in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and is still owned today by the descendants of the Italian immigrants who founded it. You can find their peppers sometimes in selected stores in surrounding states and you can also find some of their products online. (Google Oliverio peppers.) Here, they sell them just about everywhere. We like them. We think they’re better than any other jarred peppers in the world. I use the Italian-style Peppers (mild rings) in Vinegar Olvero in pepperoni rolls. They also come in hot if you like it hot. I use the Italian-style Peppers (sweet) in Sauce Olvero on pizza sometimes and in all sorts of other recipes. They also come in medium and hot. Oliverio has a wide array of pepper products!
I think Oliverio should come sponsor my site now after all that. Oliverio? Oliverio?
I don’t think they know I exist. Just for that, I’m going to also tell you that if you can’t get Oliverio peppers, you can use any peppers that are available to you in your area and that you like in the pepperoni rolls. (Especially if you have home-canned peppers. I’m all about that. If I had home-canned peppers, I’d be using them myself!) Or use no peppers at all if you don’t like peppers or if you are a pepperoni roll purist and this whole discussion of peppers in pepperoni rolls is making you twitch.
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(I love all my new smileys.)
P.S. Seriously, what can I do to get West Virginia companies to sponsor my site? This is quite probably the most trafficked blog in West Virginia. There’s traffic here somebody in West Virginia business, travel, tourism, something, oughta take advantage of and sponsor me. And save me from the ever-increasing hosting and technical expenses associated with the site monthly that are burying me. (Yes, I do run ads here, but if that was helping, I wouldn’t still be talking.) If you have ideas about how I can get business/corporate sponsorship, let me know!
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