Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wait.... I AM still alive, right?

Friday afternoon I went to pick up some stuff at the store. While I was there in the produce section I happened to notice that they had habanero peppers.
(!!!)

If you're a fan of The Jannaverse, you know I love hot things. I've done posts about things that are deliciously hot, and I've cast withering aspersions at wimpy junk that claims to be "spicy". I've also made a couple delicious recipes that are just hot enough to make me glad I'm still alive.

So there I was at the store Friday afternoon, staring at the beautiful hot peppers. And not silly wimpy peppers like jalapenos. Jalapenos are so mild you could wipe your butt with one and still be able to simultaneously recite Shakespeare without any change in vocal inflection.

Habaneros are waaaaay better.

I bought 23 of them, and ate one raw in the parking lot.

Tears and snot gushed forth like a waterfall, and my tongue started making up its own language.
It was great.

Highly recommended.
Time to start making chili and taco meat and cheesy mexican fire rice and whatever else I can think of!
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23 comments:

Marla said...

That would have been worth a picture, girlfriend.

黑色幽默 said...
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subby said...

Hey cool! Chinese spam attack! How the hell do they learn this, anyway? As for the peppers, the hotter( and tastier )...the better :P Especially the kind that burn...a half hour later, hyuck!

Janna said...

Marla: Suddenly I'm glad I don't have a camera!

Chinese Spam Dude Who I Deleted: Go out and get some fresh air.

Subby: Those are the best! Peppers, that is, not spam. Though I suppose you could fry them both together...

Grace said...

Better you than me, babe...

Janna said...

Grace: I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

subby said...

Janna, Spam and peppers? Nnnnnnnoo! Yes I did try it and I just can't handle Spam :^[

Travis said...

Well, as you know I can't abide spicy food. But I'm glad you got some that meets your very high standard of hotness.

Janna said...

Subby: It's probably been about 30 years since I've eaten Spam. I don't remember hating it, but neither do I remember it being particularly delicious.

Travis: I gotta tell you, these things are hot. I ate another one raw today, and OMG, it was almost torture. And yet I still want more. Perhaps I need therapy.

Jeff said...

I bit into one from my friend's garden one time. It looked so innocent! Fifteen minutes later I was over at his house asking him what the antidote was because my lips wouldn't stop burning. I'm not making that up.

Janna said...

Jeff: Pretty cool, huh? If the burn gets to be too much, you can always try drinking some milk or chewing a slice of bread. That helps. Don't bother drinking water, that just slides the capsicum oils around and doesn't actually cool anything.
Or, you could just, you know, enjoy the burn. :)

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Hot peppers are hotter than Taylor Lautner, and there's almost nothing I like better than roasted green chiles. It's probably my favorite flavor.

Here's two articles you'll find interesting, Janna:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071026162420.htm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20058096/

I read about this pepper a couple of years ago and have been wanting to try it ever since. I think. I've heard some people pass out when they eat it.

subby said...

Janna~ you'll only need therapy if you like rubbing the juice in a wound or something. An uncle of mine used to grow what they call "cherry bombs", down in FLA. Email me for details( wink, wink, nudge, nudge... )

Da Old Man said...

You are my hero. Habaneros hurt.
But one serious question, have you ever really rubbed jalapenos on your bum, or is that pure speculation. If you will be testing that theory for the Jannaverse, which Shakesearean verse will you use? I'm kinda partial to Macbeth.

Janna said...

MikeWJ: Now I'm going to have to Google to see who Taylor Lautner is...

Subby: The name "Cherry Bomb" always makes me think of this song.

DaOldMan: I plead the fifth, but I've always been partial to Julius Caesar.

Marilyn said...

I made a green pork chili the other day that would have made you proud. The trick is to buy the green salsa that comes in a big plastic bottle and has a label all in Spanish.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Here's the deal, I'll try one of your peppers when you try anything I make with tofu.

Janna said...

Marilyn: Sounds good!

Gwen: It's a deal! You have to eat the entire pepper, seeds and all.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Deal.

Janna said...

Gwen: Also, we both have to wear squirrel costumes.

Gwenhwyfar said...

I was assuming that was part of the deal.

Lynda said...

Um, my girl parts still remember an encounter with jalapeno peppers, and my butt does not want them near it.

Janna said...

Gwen: Yay!

Lynda: Think of it as an adventure. One possibly requiring aspirin and a warm bath.