Monday, 26 October 2015

Carolina Reaper


Phew! I received a gift from a friend. A hot sauce. Not just any hot sauce. It was the Reaper Squeezins.

How hot could it be? Carl and I had a sample of it on a teaspoon, and I can guarantee it was a hot one :-) Patricia used a potato tester, and even though we couldn't see any sauce on it, she was burning.

Phew, I don't know how to handle this one. One drop at a time maybe :-)

Hot regards,

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Burning fingers and fantastic smell


I've been slicing chiles half afternoon, in order to put them in the dryer. I'm going to make chile flakes and powder of them :-)

Here is what I'm going to make. A mix of green dedo de moça, and green peru yellow.

And another mix of trepadeiro werner and piriz.
 And som red habaneros.

The smell from the dryer is fantastic. I wish it was possible to make a recording of it, so I could share it with you. :-)

I didn't use any gloves while working on the chiles, so my fingers are on fire right now. So a friendly advice - if you're going to do this at home - remember to protect your fingers. 

Wishing you a great week!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

(Final) harvest - almost


A small harvest for lunch. On the top, there is CGN 21500. A very nice C. chinense. Good heat, and fantastic flavor that fills your mouth. Clockwise, we have dedo de moca, immature trepadeiro Werner, Peru yellow and ripe trepadeiro.

I have kept the plants out on the balcony until now. The warm autumn has done wonders for the peppers. They were all very late because of the slow start of the summer, but now we are in sync :-)

Here are some that I picked today. Will get back with better pictures. Clockwise. Top - trepadeiro,  piriz, aji dulce and dedo de moca.

Not everything is about chile peppers. We have the Chinese Navy visiting Stockholm. It's been a wonderful day. I think everybody was out in the warm weather :-)

Wishing you all a great hot weekend!