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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

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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:

Friday, July 12, 2013

Padron Chile Update

This I do believe is the most interesting Chile I have grown in a long time.

 Martin Thanks for your comment, Sure hope your plants are doing well.

I have harvested so many of these Chile's I don't know what to do with them all. well not really. But sure have found that we like them a lot, so have been eating them most every meal. And just like I have heard when older some are very hot. This is true, frying in oil small ones are super tasty.
 I have left some on the plants to ripen, they turn a brite red. I have smoked some and dried them. Going to make Chile flakes out of them. these I will use when making sausage. Here are a couple photos .

Red Ripe Padron chiles:
Smoked with Pecan Wood:

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Strange Growing Season, But we have Padron Chiles.

This has been the strangest growing season I have ever seen. Maybe things are normal in your area, but not here. We started out cold then warm, back and forth, several times. Then got a late frost so lost most all the fruit. And the plants that I did get up just sit there because of the cool nights.
 But I do have my Chiles growing. The Pimento de Padron Chiles have done very well. I started them indoors. Then waited and waited to plant them out. I am now picking them. They are not hot when small but when bigger do pack some heat, maybe a little hotter than a Serrano Chile.
 I find them quite good. I have eaten them raw and roasted. I find that I like them better roasted.
  The plants are tall maybe 3' quite tender and the fruit picks easy, leaving the stem on the fruit. Here is a couple photos.
Tall Plants:

Very Productive:
Fresh Chiles:

Roasted and ready to eat:
Just add some course salt and you have some good eats. Bill

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sticker Shock

Yep, thats what I got. Maybe I am just living some where in the past. I know things are not what they used to be but. I am thinking that maybe just getting out of hand a bit.
 Was to order some seed today, just needed a few. Wanted to order a 30 count pack of pimientos de PadrĂ³n Chiles.
$0.12 cents each. OK I can live with thats only $3.60. So I ordered them on line after freight $9.55 total.
Damn, thats $0.32 per seed. The freight killed the deal. I can not pay $5.95 to ship a small packet of 30 seeds. Dang, just put them in an envelope add .45 cent stamp and send. And they are not even a hybrid seed. Gotta keep on looking. Bill