Ok, so I tried sauteed peppers, and I did not like either recipe. I entered this recipe with great fear, but I knew that I had to make it. Otherwise, I would not successfully cook through this cookbook. I quite dislike the taste of peppers, but I am going to be strong.
This recipe required Bulgar. Sad part is, I could not find any Bulgar, or even barley! So I bought some orzo, it just had to do.
I used the small peppers I bought from the farmers market. I think that made a difference in the flavor of the peppers. If there is a difference in flavors between store bought and farmers market, I think I am going to only purchase the farmers market ones IF I have to. Making this dish with the smaller peppers did not bother me, since we have a smaller family, and the kids do not have the desire to really eat the peppers anyways. I just cooked them for less time.
Results: The filling was great. I loved the walnuts and the orzo made a great texture. I sat and stared at the pepper. I think it stared back at me. I really did not want to eat it. I did how ever try a little bit and I liked it. Anyways, this one is over with.
I made some pancakes from my Joy of Cooking book. I made the Whole-Grain Griddle Cakes (pp.236). They reminded me of the Blini I once ate in Russia.
These were of course much thicker and not been made with buckwheat. But I think the whole milk yogurt made the wonderful flavor.