Saturday, October 6, 2012
things you know you shouldn't do but do anyway and then regret later
1. Slice and de-seed roasted chile peppers with your bare hands because you're certain they're really not that hot, and there aren't any gloves around anyway. Then spend the next 6 hours soaking your hands in a bowl of iced milk. Ay yi yi. It burns.
2. Forego labeling about half of the pepper seedlings you planted in the garden this spring because you ran out of little wooden sticks, and think somehow you'll remember or be able to visually identify which plant is which. Then realize this isn't so. (See #1 above).
3. Bake this recipe with the roasted chiles because you're convinced it will be okay to eat them and really really want to use them. (Homegrown food is immeasurably valuable, after all, and not to be wasted!) Besides you like spicy food and you know for a fact these peppers are not habaneros. Then, have a beautiful dish that you used nearly the rest of your eggs, milk, and cheese to make, but which is in fact, super fiery hot and completely inedible.