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« Reply #600 on: October 04, 2019, 06:28:24 am »

Ooh, they look nice!
No chilli in mine, please!

You mean not using Chile/Chili Pepper or "Chili" as in the minced meat Tex Méx stew? For the former, the whole outside is the pepper and assuming he uses Poblano peppers, they would be hot peppers...

No chilli as in hot, semi-hot or even mild - my mouth can't take it anymore!! I've even had to stop eating satay, which I love!
The best I can manage is the mildest of mild satay, or the mildest of mild sweet curry - but definitely no chilli!

Here, "peppers", especially the sweet type, are called capsicum, not peppers
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« Reply #601 on: October 04, 2019, 11:38:16 am »

Ooh, they look nice!
No chilli in mine, please!

You mean not using Chile/Chili Pepper or "Chili" as in the minced meat Tex Méx stew? For the former, the whole outside is the pepper and assuming he uses Poblano peppers, they would be hot peppers...

No chilli as in hot, semi-hot or even mild - my mouth can't take it anymore!! I've even had to stop eating satay, which I love!
The best I can manage is the mildest of mild satay, or the mildest of mild sweet curry - but definitely no chilli!

Here, "peppers", especially the sweet type, are called capsicum, not peppers

I'm going to hazard a guess and assume most stuffed peppers on your side of the world come from Far East Asian cuisine. People from China and Japan are often surprised to hear that stuffed peppers are present in Latin America - oddly ALL peppers came from Latin America, so it's not a big surprise that stuffed pepper dishes would be present.

And I'll further guess that the peppers used are Bell Peppers. The ones used in Spanish speaking lands are Poblano Peppers, which are dark green, full of seeds, hot like 1000 to 1500 Scoville and relatively big, but not as big as the Bell Pepper I've seen in Asian Cuisine which has no heat and I'd used commonly in salads in the West. Sometimes Jalapeño Peppers (dark green, about the size of your thumb and 2500 Scoville ) are used to make tiny stuffed peppers, especially in Texas.
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« Reply #602 on: October 04, 2019, 11:41:25 am »

as far I I have found most drink sellers have been changing their formulas, and even if they hadn't you are exposed to more benzene while driving, or walking along a city road, or pumping petrol into your car. ... and if you've ever smoked a cigarette you've had daily exposure 100s of times higher than you will ever get from warmed soda. ... and sugar inhibits the conversion of the preservative to benzene.

Hopefully. It's the high temperature reaction I'm afraid of as in baking or frying. But there's plenty of "Gourmet" Root Beers available with "natural ingredients" out there.
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« Reply #603 on: October 04, 2019, 12:56:38 pm »

Ooh, they look nice!
No chilli in mine, please!

You mean not using Chile/Chili Pepper or "Chili" as in the minced meat Tex Méx stew? For the former, the whole outside is the pepper and assuming he uses Poblano peppers, they would be hot peppers...

No chilli as in hot, semi-hot or even mild - my mouth can't take it anymore!! I've even had to stop eating satay, which I love!
The best I can manage is the mildest of mild satay, or the mildest of mild sweet curry - but definitely no chilli!

Here, "peppers", especially the sweet type, are called capsicum, not peppers

I'm going to hazard a guess and assume most stuffed peppers on your side of the world come from Far East Asian cuisine. People from China and Japan are often surprised to hear that stuffed peppers are present in Latin America - oddly ALL peppers came from Latin America, so it's not a big surprise that stuffed pepper dishes would be present.

And I'll further guess that the peppers used are Bell Peppers. The ones used in Spanish speaking lands are Poblano Peppers, which are dark green, full of seeds, hot like 1000 to 1500 Scoville and relatively big, but not as big as the Bell Pepper I've seen in Asian Cuisine which has no heat and I'd used commonly in salads in the West. Sometimes Jalapeño Peppers (dark green, about the size of your thumb and 2500 Scoville ) are used to make tiny stuffed peppers, especially in Texas.

Capsicum is what you would call a Bell Pepper. Other 'hot' peppers are, generically, chillies, of any variety. Capsicums come in red/orange, yellow and green. Red/orange and yellow are particularly sweet, the green ones not so sweet. Used in salads, soups, stews and, of course, stir fry!
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« Reply #604 on: October 04, 2019, 04:17:19 pm »

these are just bell peppers, with a flavor in the area of cucumber meets cabbage with a hint of radish, no heat to them at all really. the seasoning on the fish and rish has a bit of chili powder but that's not so hard to cut back on, I might have over done it a little anyway. and the pico de gallo has about 1/3 a jalepeno in it which could probably be reduced. It's customizable.
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« Reply #605 on: October 06, 2019, 11:04:26 pm »

Ooh, they look nice!
No chilli in mine, please!

You mean not using Chile/Chili Pepper or "Chili" as in the minced meat Tex Méx stew? For the former, the whole outside is the pepper and assuming he uses Poblano peppers, they would be hot peppers...

No chilli as in hot, semi-hot or even mild - my mouth can't take it anymore!! I've even had to stop eating satay, which I love!
The best I can manage is the mildest of mild satay, or the mildest of mild sweet curry - but definitely no chilli!

Here, "peppers", especially the sweet type, are called capsicum, not peppers

I'm going to hazard a guess and assume most stuffed peppers on your side of the world come from Far East Asian cuisine. People from China and Japan are often surprised to hear that stuffed peppers are present in Latin America - oddly ALL peppers came from Latin America, so it's not a big surprise that stuffed pepper dishes would be present.

And I'll further guess that the peppers used are Bell Peppers. The ones used in Spanish speaking lands are Poblano Peppers, which are dark green, full of seeds, hot like 1000 to 1500 Scoville and relatively big, but not as big as the Bell Pepper I've seen in Asian Cuisine which has no heat and I'd used commonly in salads in the West. Sometimes Jalapeño Peppers (dark green, about the size of your thumb and 2500 Scoville ) are used to make tiny stuffed peppers, especially in Texas.

Capsicum is what you would call a Bell Pepper. Other 'hot' peppers are, generically, chillies, of any variety. Capsicums come in red/orange, yellow and green. Red/orange and yellow are particularly sweet, the green ones not so sweet. Used in salads, soups, stews and, of course, stir fry!

Americans tend to avoid the term Chilli or Chile,  because it's confused with the Texas Chili beff stew. In Mexico all hot peppers are called Chile's. Capsicum / Bell Pepper is known as Pimiento, and in Central Europe sometimes it is called Paprika... Not to be confused with the American English word Pimento/Pimiento which refers to Cherry Peppers, just in case you're not confused enough.

We have all 3 colors of capsicum here too.. I happen to be at the supermarket again (it's Sunday) and so I can show you the difference between Poblano and Bell Peppers aka Capsicum. The Bell Peppers tend to be bigger but you can get very large poblano peppers as well. The green on the left is a large Poblano. The one on the right is a medium size Bell /Capsicum. We only have smaller red Bells at the moment, I don't know why. As you can see the Poblano is darker and flatter than a Bell/Capsicum, and also much hotter while Bell /Capsicum has basically zero heat.


I just had a Machiavellic idea. What if I make stuffed Poblanos with my Onions /Beef+turkey/Spinach hamburger meat? The meat, thanks to the onion is very sweet... Alright, I think I'll do that today. I usually form the meat into Hamburger patties for lunch. It's beef and turkey mixed with Spinach and yellow onion sautéed in olive oil. I can try baking a stuffed pepper that way. I don't want to go through the trouble of batter and deep fry.
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« Reply #606 on: October 07, 2019, 07:30:15 am »

So I did it! Rovingjack inspired something on me today. I took that Poblano and stuffed it with some of my regular fare I cook for the week. I had the idea of using croisant puff pastry instead of deep frying the Chile Relleno. And I have to say that the flavor is excellent! I did not however have the presence of mind to buy ingredients for a sauce. But based on the first taste test, I'd say that a spicy version of a tomato bisque would be perfect.



If you care to see the development, I posted photos, step by step at this thread in anatomical!

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11121.msg999861.html#msg999861
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« Reply #607 on: October 09, 2019, 05:27:59 am »

happy adventures in the culinary mad sciences.
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« Reply #608 on: October 09, 2019, 10:25:13 am »

Had lunch with my youngest nephew today (he paid!), which is always lovely. Leaves it until the last minute to tell me that my niece (his older sister) is having a baby!! So I am going to be a great auntie again!
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« Reply #609 on: October 10, 2019, 01:06:11 am »

I always like to emphasise the 'Great' in Great aunty... That's the important bit. Congratulations to your niece!
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« Reply #610 on: October 10, 2019, 03:57:56 am »

I always like to emphasise the 'Great' in Great aunty... That's the important bit. Congratulations to your niece!

True enough! I am a 'Great' great auntie! Mind you, my niece should have more sense - she is 40 tomorrow! But then, happy accidents do happen! If they hadn't, I wouldn't have had lunch with my nephew, who popped up 12 years after his brother, and 17 after his sister!
And the new baby, due next year, will have two gorgeous older brothers (12 & 10) to look after it! More chance of twins with older mums though - that would really liven my niece up! Grin Grin
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« Reply #611 on: October 10, 2019, 06:58:09 am »

Seeing this:

https://www.stationroadsteam.com/steam-lawnmower-stock-code-8800/

I want one for my garden.
Imagine myself mowing along my 5" gauge line.......
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« Reply #612 on: October 11, 2019, 07:46:00 pm »

Wednesday, I got discharged from the Wound Center, after a siege of diabetic ulcers that went on far too long!
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« Reply #613 on: October 12, 2019, 04:27:14 pm »

I've managed to jerry rig a simple drop spindle from an old doorknob, a length of copper pipe, and a metal hook, and am now doing some simple hand spinning!

My first bits of handspun are just finishing drying, a nice bulky weight single-ply. Messy, very 'art yarn,' but for the knitted mantle/cowl/thing I have planned, it's just the thing!

Also have filled three nice pseudo-Victorian style tea tins, turning them into rather lovely candles!
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« Reply #614 on: October 13, 2019, 12:19:39 am »

Wednesday, I got discharged from the Wound Center, after a siege of diabetic ulcers that went on far too long!

Nasty things, alright! Glad you are a lot better, Darkhound.
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« Reply #615 on: October 20, 2019, 04:42:55 am »

Minor thing, really. But was glad to bump into this movie trailer of Ridley Scott's The Duellists (1977). I'll try to find the movie online. I haven't seen it in many years.

The Duellists - Trailer
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« Reply #616 on: October 20, 2019, 05:47:53 am »

I've managed to jerry rig a simple drop spindle from an old doorknob, a length of copper pipe, and a metal hook, and am now doing some simple hand spinning!

My first bits of handspun are just finishing drying, a nice bulky weight single-ply. Messy, very 'art yarn,' but for the knitted mantle/cowl/thing I have planned, it's just the thing!

Also have filled three nice pseudo-Victorian style tea tins, turning them into rather lovely candles!

That sounds very interesting, Lizzie. I am just about to try a bit of eco printing on paper - waiting for my iron mordant to cure. I had a go at basket making from stuff I wove from my garden last year. It was fun, but I found it a bit hard on my hands (which I need for doing illustration art work). I expect the drop spindle could be a little skin-wearing, but not as bad as twisting grass?

Make sure you post a picture or two of the finished products, please.
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« Reply #617 on: November 17, 2019, 05:01:31 pm »

Ahhhh!  (Satisfied, not to say distinctly smug sigh of pleasure), well that's the Christmas present shopping done  Cheesy.
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« Reply #618 on: November 17, 2019, 07:54:01 pm »

I didn't have to work on anything today, and the sociopath 'houseguest' did, so I got more than 5 hours sleep. and the day is at least somewhat mine.
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« Reply #619 on: November 18, 2019, 01:33:12 am »

Ahhhh!  (Satisfied, not to say distinctly smug sigh of pleasure), well that's the Christmas present shopping done  Cheesy.

 Shocked Wowers! It gives me inspiration to get  on and do mine. I've the cooking stuff organised and the house decoration all organised - just got to do those presents. You deserve your smug, now I want one too...
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« Reply #620 on: November 18, 2019, 02:52:57 am »

Ahhhh!  (Satisfied, not to say distinctly smug sigh of pleasure), well that's the Christmas present shopping done  Cheesy.

 Shocked Wowers! It gives me inspiration to get  on and do mine. I've the cooking stuff organised and the house decoration all organised - just got to do those presents. You deserve your smug, now I want one too...

Have barely started anything! I want a smug too!
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« Reply #621 on: November 18, 2019, 05:51:53 pm »

Ahhhh!  (Satisfied, not to say distinctly smug sigh of pleasure), well that's the Christmas present shopping done  Cheesy.

It's pure self-interest, as I dislike crowded shops at the best of time and find this way I can enjoy the whole Christmas experience a lot more.  I usually try to get the cards done by the beginning of December too for the same reason.
Please forgive me  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #622 on: November 19, 2019, 02:12:32 am »

Ahhhh!  (Satisfied, not to say distinctly smug sigh of pleasure), well that's the Christmas present shopping done  Cheesy.

It's pure self-interest, as I dislike crowded shops at the best of time and find this way I can enjoy the whole Christmas experience a lot more.  I usually try to get the cards done by the beginning of December too for the same reason.
Please forgive me  Roll Eyes

I can't forgive you, as I am too busy admiring you! (But have to 'fess up that this time last year my other 'arf was dying, so last Christmas was a lost cause... But don't feel bad for me, because he had a last minute operation and is now fit and well and driving me bonkers!) Yay for bonkers!
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« Reply #623 on: November 19, 2019, 09:47:56 pm »

Yay indeed  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #624 on: November 19, 2019, 10:23:52 pm »

Another project finished.

Daughter ( bit older than 2 years) received a present from relatives: a car-shaped bed.

Downside: it was bright pink with flowers on it.
Seh didn´t like it.

Being voluntary fireman and knowing my daughter loves spending time at the station I grabbed the airbrush and turned the pink monstrosity into a firecar.
red body, black wheels, gray splashers.
Still needs some decals but ahe loves it now.

Happy daughter, happy father.
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