CapsaicinAddictKathrynMember Since 10 Sep 2016
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Graduate student. Yes, as a profession, for now.
I'm a geology graduate student - currently specializing in seismology - and I write and critique fiction and study To-Shin Do in my nonexistent spare time. In middle school, I discovered spicy food and promptly desensitized my taste buds, so most of what I cook now is bright red or golden, depending on which chile I've included. Sometime during high school or college, I bought a cute little habanero from Home Depot; that one grew into a tough mid-sized shrub, and then I bought another, and a bhut jolokia, and decided to sprout some of the habaneros' seeds, and now I'm overrun.
I ate my bhut jolokia's first fruit raw, almost whole - I did take out the seeds first - at once...yes, I know, that's probably not too unusual within this forum.
Favorite Hot Pepper
Favorite Hot Sauce
Dave's Gourmet Scorpion Pepper Hot Sauce
Chili... Beans or No Beans?
Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
Habanero-infused rum. Before or after drinking, you eat the habanero.
Autumn 2016 - I had several habaneros, a bhut jolokia, two Thai Hot chiles, and a young mystery pepper who grew out of some discarded soil, probably another habanero. In the non-pepper category, I also had three young kumquats, three young calamondin oranges, four young loquats, and six tiny cassias!
Spring 2017 - I still have the bhut jolokia, four adult definitely-habaneros, the two Thai Hot chiles, the mystery chile - who has flowers and is probably about to prove itself an habanero - the six cassias, and the three kumquats; I'm down to one calamondin and, I'm afraid, two loquats, unless the two others revive. I also have a scary number of little habanero seedlings, a few apple seedlings, and various other chile seeds and scarlet runner beans in some stage of germination, I hope.
Summer 2017 - One adult bhut jolokia, now stretching across an impressive amount of patio space; five decidedly adult habaneros; two adult Thai Hot chiles; three kumquats, but no calamondins anymore; a decent handful of young adult Purple Cayennes, Black Pearls, and habaneros; only five cassias now; still two loquats, and two young apples; maybe one or a few more tiny bhut jolokias; many habanero seedlings; lots of young marigolds and maybe-milkweed, along with three tiny mystery chiles? I somehow killed off all of my scarlet runner beans, I think...
Seeds Available For Trade
SO MANY Thai hot chile seeds. So ridiculously many. (No, I haven't actually counted yet. Dozens? Over a hundred? Multiple hundreds? Not sure...) All are from this harvesting season, and actually free to good homes, because there's no way I'm going to be able to grow all of them and I keep promising my plants that I'll save their seeds!
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