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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Lady Marmalade

Member Since 09 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 30 2018 01:22 PM

#902887 Peach Surprise

Posted by Lady Marmalade on 23 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

I had to come here and attest that poy's Peach Surprise and White Lightning are very good!  However, that White Lightning is a fireball!  I sampled that one first... the burn lingered a bit, but not disturbingly so, and not in any kind of painful way.  The peach by itself has great flavor- great heat too, but since I sampled that one after the white, I didn't get as much of a shock of heat.  Made some stellar tacos for lunch today.




#874251 Would you play Pepper roulette?

Posted by Lady Marmalade on 22 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

She won, no doubt.  I totally need to find someone to play this with.  Maybe my sister next week :)

Oh no, we totally need to play the POPPER roulette.  I bet we could even get the spouses to play if there were bacon involved.




#866055 pepperlover.com

Posted by Lady Marmalade on 06 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

I ordered from Pepperlover last Friday after getting discouraged about some of my pepper plants this year.  I ordered from another company, and nothing I've planted from them is growing true to what they are supposed to be.  So after reading all the threads here, I ordered from Pepperlover- and they already arrived today! I'm super excited, and the extras that were put in my package were ones that I was considering anyway, but decided not to.

 

I'm already a fan.  I can't wait to grow these.




#743332 Hello From Wisconsin!

Posted by Lady Marmalade on 09 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I posted in the making hot sauce forum, but since I've decided to jump in there, I might as well jump in here- right?

I'm a home gardener who has really become passionate about growing open-pollinated tomatoes and hot peppers. I grow lots of other things too, but those are my absolute favorites. If I had to limit what I grew, it would be tomatoes and hot peppers.

For the most part, I use my peppers in salsa. We love salsa of many kinds and heats, and I love playing with different peppers to get different flavors in the salsas. It was a great year for me pepper-wise and I finally had way too many peppers for just salsa-making, and it's been fun playing with them. I made my first hot sauce, and I have some peppers drying for making my own crushed red pepper flake type of product.

This year I grew Cascabella Chilies, Serranos, Maule's Red Hots, Bulgarian Carrot Peppers, Hinkelhatz, Aji Cristal, Georgia Flame and Bhut Jolokia. This coming year I plan to add a Jalapeno or two, maybe a habanero of some kind, and am always on the lookout for new chilies that have flavor. I'm not a big hot-head, but am more after the flavor hiding within those hot peppers. Bhut Jolokia totally surprised me with the flavor packed in those little guys. The best batch of salsa I made this year had the ghost pepper in it.

I don't think I'll be growing the Bulgarian Carrot Pepper again. Pretty little pepper, but it's got a really thick skin that makes it not very fun to eat or chop up. If I were a market grower I think I would grow it.

I would love to save my own seed from hot peppers, but my limited space prevents me from segregating my plants, so for now I will content myself with ordering seed. Seed Saver's Exchange has proven to be a great source of reliable seed for my peppers so far.

Anyway, I've been lurking here on and off for years, and thought I'd jump in and spend more time gleaning ideas for my peppers in years to come. There's nothing worse than a plant loaded with peppers, and no ideas for what to do with them.