Thursday, July 11, 2013

Some Like it Hot - But Not That Hot

Jalapeno Hot PepperI couldn't wait for my Jalapeno peppers to get ready this year, but they finally did.

I decided to have the first one out of the garden with a bowl of chili.

I know it's been a year since I had a homegrown pepper, but how could I have turned into such a lightweight?

That pepper was VERY hot even from the tip end and, of course, only got hotter as you reached the seeds.

I hung my head in shame, Tex could no longer eat Jalapeno peppers like it was nothing.

I went about a week with lowered self-esteem and even considered turning to drugs and alcohol, but hacked it out alone.

Another bunch of peppers was now ready and I decided to give them a try.

Wow, everything was back to normal, I could eat the whole thing, just the right amount of heat.

Then suddenly a flashback, I remembered the lady at the plant farm saying something about the pepper plants that got ready first "These are special Jalapeno plants, they are extremely hot."

"They are a cross between Jalapenos and Ghost peppers." and blah blah something about a Guatemalan insane asylum.

Now my pepper eating self-esteem is back intact, all is well.

Anyway, that's the story of  Mein Kampf (my struggle) somewhere in Oklahoma.


billy pilgrim said...

eating hot peppers.

you're a better man than i gunga din.

texlahoma said...

Billy - Maybe I'm just a glutton for punishment.

Mr. Shife said...

Glad all is well with you and your peppers. I used to enjoy me some hot peppers but no more as I get a bad case of geographic tongue if I eat anything hot and spicy. Getting old stinks. Have a good one texlahoma.

texlahoma said...

Mr. Shife - Thanks, yeah, I'm rolling in peppers. Now if I could just get the tomato plants to produce a little more. Need any grasshoppers? We've got so many, it's almost Biblical.

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