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Saturday, February 7, 2015

I am sure spring is coming soon?

Time to start thinking Garden.
 Garlic planted in November, its looking good. No photos yet maybe later. Chile plants and a few tomato plants started. As usual got some strange chiles started. I intend to grow more Chile Pequin chiles this year. I have really come to like them quite a lot. Yes they have heat and plenty of it, they also have a nice flavor. The heat is not a long lingering heat.
 My one strange chile is Mira Sol. Not really strange I just haven't grown it in a long while. When dried it is called the  Guajillo chile pronounced “wha – hee – oh”. Mirasol means looking at the sun, because that is the way these chiles grow (straight up). Fire roast one and roll it in a fresh flour tortilla, good eats.

Mirasol Chile: Please note photo from chileplants.com

Chile Pequin:

Very small and very hot.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

I didn't realize.

Not doing any real farming any more leaves me with not much to talk about. I really wish I felt like growing more. I did grow a small garden. Tomatoes and chiles. Made a good chile crop, tomatoes not so much. what I did grow.
Criolla de Cocina
 Most of these chiles were dried, and made into chile flakes, for family and friends.
I did smoke the Jalapenos with hickory smoke. I would like to make a good adobo sauce to can them in. Haven't found a recipe I like yet. If you have one please send to billbradshaw at hughes dot net I would be happy to try it. Thanks Bill

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Its Winter Time "inspired"

It winter time in Texas. So as you might expect there is nothing growing in the garden just yet. So I have been doing other things to keep me busy. I just finished making Chile Sauce. Have never made my own before. But I do cook almost every day. And when making "Enchiladas" I have always used the canned sauce. I am sure I have tried most of the store bought sauces. (not good). So to the net I went looking for the just right recipe and found one that sounded so good. I was Inspired to make my own  after visiting this site. http://www.mexicoinmykitchen.com/ If you love Mexican food as well as I do you need to check out this site. You gonna like it.
 I didn't have the dried Chiles so had to buy them at our local Mexican market. I really enjoy going to there store. Bought 1 1/2 pounds of dried Chile's. And Its the only store we have with a real meat market. If you have a local Mexican store go there, you will be pleased you did. Bill Chilefarmer

Chile Sauce, 11 Pints of the good stuff: 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Forward on to next year.

Looks like our growing season is coming to a close. Just have a couple tomato plants hanging on. Our chiles have also about quit. Ok, by me I am kinda tired anyway. I haven't found any new chiles to grow for the coming year. So if anybody has any thoughts on something weird or different I am interested.
 We are looking like rain for tonight, I am happy been one dry summer. Thanks for viewing my blog. Bill

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Padron Chiles in the UK

Martin thanks for the update on your chiles.
 Martin being in the UK, and growing the Padron Chile has been interesting for to me.
Me being in Texas and Martin in the Uk our climate are completely different.
Just for the readers of this blog, Martin is an internet friend I met on this blog. He and his wife travel to the
Galicia region of Spain often, this is where the Padron Chile is most famous. So any information is welcome.
Martin says that his Chiles in the UK are doing quite well and taste as good as those from Spain.
Not ever tasted the Spain Chiles for myself I don't know how mine compare.
 I can tell you for sure the weather here in Texas has turned off super hot and dry, most days being over 100 deg. Even the small green Chiles are hot. Let me just finish by saying, if you haven tried this Chile you are missing out on some good eats. Thanks y'all Bill

Speaking of good eats you might enjoy my new blog here: