[Homestead] Peppers, was Canned Meats
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 29 20:37:56 EST 2008
I can grow peppers just fine. I grow scads of Anaheims and
Poblanos(Ancho) can't seem to ever have enough. Even other year or so I
grow cayenne and habs and scotch bonnets, but have pretty stopped doing
that because I know someone who only grows cayennes and he always gives
me a boatload. I dry them in ristas, make oil, etc. etc. I tried Alma
Paprika a few years ago, but only got a few peppers-not really enough to
make a good batch of paprika.
I think we have miscommunicated...what we can't grow is avocados..well,
I can grow it as a houseplant, but not a fruiting tree.
I appreciate the mole info. I never thought about using peppers like that..
> When we lived in Mexico, the peppers were roasted and then peeled and
> seeded. Some of the pepper was put in the water and simmer and some was
> smashed up in a pestal or on a butcher block (usually a chunk of stump) with
> garlic and salt until you had a paste and then added into the liquid. The
> pepper "disappears" and sort of becomes a thickener. Then you have a thin
> mole, not a "water."
> This type of mole is what I add to rice to make a true Mexican rice which is
> baked, not boiled/simmered, btw, and when done this way comes out perfectly
> every single time.
> Why can't you grow peppers?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
>>>>> So you don't use the pepper at all? It just flavors the water?
>>> Right, the dried pepper itself is not used, just the water you boil it
>>> 'Flavor' the water is misleading, though. The inside of the pepper
>>> disintegrates and all you remove from the water is basically the outside
>>> hull of the
>>> pepper, which isn't much edible anyway.
>>>>> I have become addicted to avocados. I know they are loaded with fat,
>>>> but I'm telling myself it is a good fat<g>
>>> Don't underestimate that! It is whole, unadulterated vegetable fat. I
>>> seriously doubt any active person ever got fat from eating avocados.
>> The only bad thing is that we can't grow them, so they must be
>> purchased. Is there a way to preserve them? Can you mash the flesh,
>> add lime juice and maybe freeze it? How long will a avocado keep? I
>> wouldn't have a clue-since they are my chocolate-it never lasts more
>> than two days in the fridge..:)
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