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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.
Chiles:
Serrano
Jalapeno
Aleppo
Padron
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:
http://curingandsmoking.blogspot.com/


 



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Twist on the Pimento de Padron

This has been an ongoing process for me.
 Frying the Pimento de Padron in the traditional way is a wonderful way to eat this chile. But I have grown way more than I can eat. Some have gotten quite large and  turned red and hot. So I says what to do, lets dry some and make use of them some how.
 I did just that, as in my last post you can see that I did dry and smoke them. But now have made chile flakes, they really good sprinkled on most everything. I will be using them when making sausage as I do like spicy sausage. This has been one fun Chile and good eats.

Pimento de Padron Chile Flakes: