Thursday, August 20, 2009
My brother brought me back two bags full of Hatch chiles or "peppers" to so many of you. Hatch is this little town just a couple of hours up the road from here, in New Mexico. They grow the best chiles in the world!!! This time of year you can go to any grocery store, including national stores, and find them selling them in burlap bags and roasting them right on the premises. I love the smell...the ancient scent of the gods!!! I know, I'm such a beaner, but that's how it makes me feel every time I hear the sizzle of the roaster and the smell that exudes from the metal cages as the heat singes the skins...wow, when did I become so poetic???!?!?!?!?!? See what these lovelies do to me?????
I'm taking them over to my mother's so her maid can roast them for me. Frankly, I hate roasting them because it's such hot work, even if done outside on our grill...it's friggin' hot work!!!! I'll pay for that service!!! Besides, my mother has central air conditioning that helps the heat index in the house...we still have the ol' swamp cooler!!! Also, I promised my mother I'd also take her some tomatoes from our garden...she loves the little cherry tomatoes and she's run out.
I am bound and determined to go into the studio today and start on some new work. I'm also planning on redoing my Etsy shop with new shipping prices and adding new work, so go visit me and buy something fab-u-lous!!!! Peace out.
Posted by Georgina at 9:25 AM