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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!


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Pioneer Valley Chili Fest

14 September 2017 - 05:49 AM

For those of us in the western Massachusetts / southern New England area, this is an annual event held this weekend at the Kitchen Garden Farm in Sunderland, MA. There's a chili cookoff between a number of area restaurant chefs and a hot sauce competition.




Samyang Foods Buldak Bokkeummyeon

13 May 2017 - 01:50 PM

Hi folks, I just came across some of these fried ramen noodle packages and thought I'd give them a whirl to see how hot they really are.

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Following the instructions on the label, I boiled the noodles for 3 minutes in 300ml of water and drained most of the water, but kept enough of the starchy liquid to make the sauce with the contents of the red packet inside. Stir-fried the noodles and sauce for about 15 seconds and the results looked like this.

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Stirred in the contents of the black packet and some sauteed veggies and it make a pretty good meal. Add a fried egg on top and you've got a cheap and complete meal for a little over a buck.

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Heat-wise, this is the hottest Ramen noodle dish I've ever had straight out of the package. It's well within the tolerances of most chili-heads, but it definitely made me break out into a sweat and brought the blood to my face in a rush. The flavor was okay, but could use a little something... next time I make it I'll add some minced garlic, minced fresh ginger and a bit of toasted sesame oil.

Light Utilization In Plants

10 February 2017 - 08:15 AM

I was referred to this scholarly paper by a friend, and it looks good enough to pass on.


https://www.heliospe...ants need_5.pdf



Stickman's 2017 Minimalist Glog

16 January 2017 - 09:03 PM

Sorry 'bout the glitch... still learning how to use my new "smart" phone. Sometimes it seems like it's smarter than me... :rolleyes:

Stickman's 2016 Gochu Glog- Transplanting is Finished

11 April 2016 - 08:30 AM

Hi All, I'm back again after quite a while and more than a few changes. Health issues got in the way of being active here after Christmas, but I've resolved those and am ready to plug in here again, albeit with less time than I had before. Anyway... on to the chiles!


My friends with a CISA farm have started 6 MoA Scotch Bonnets, what I hope are 2 King Nagas and a couple of Jalapenos. I have three 1020 trays worth of 3inch pots planted with 4 varieties of Gochu peppers. I sowed them a week ago and they're just now starting to sprout. I also have 12 pots of Texas Wild Pequins and 6 pots of Guwahati Bhuts planted that haven't started to sprout.


In addition to the solar food dryer, I picked up a stainless steel 10-quart pressure cooker at Christmas time, so I'm planning on experimenting with using it to process purees and sauces to hopefully make them more shelf-stable. Any input on that would be gratefully accepted. :)


Gochus starting...



Chinense varieties and Jalapenos



That's all for now... see ya all later! :party: