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Sep. 21st, 2008

02:55 pm - Didja know? Part 1: Habaneros

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Unlike jalapeño, the word habanero has no tilde. The pepper is named after Havana in Cuba (La Habana in Spanish), and is pronounced like it looks, not like "habanyero".

Also, habaneros are waaay too spicy for me to eat. I prefer a much lower spice level.

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From:frynge
Date:September 21st, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
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they is delicious. ^_^
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From:vakkotaur
Date:September 21st, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
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It is possible to eat a hot pepper and not get the heat. The spiciness is in the seeds, not the rest of the pepper, so if you have a fresh* pepper and carefully remove the seeds (remember to wash up thoroughly after doing that) you can have just the flavor and no spice-heat. It's a bit weird for someone expecting (and even hoping for) the spiciness to get a "hot pepper" that acts much more like the green pepper.

*Fresh, or at least not prepared in any way. No cooking, cutting, or anything. The sections of peppers that are spicy either have the seeds or have soaked with the seeds and thus taken on the spiciness.
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From:rikchik
Date:September 21st, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I've got some cheddar cheese downstairs with habaneros (habaneroes?) mixed in. Yum yum yum.
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From:yhwhwtf
Date:September 21st, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
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You have to start with a little bit blended in with other things, and then slowly work your way up to the full on habanero experience.

That's how I got used to new agers.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 22nd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
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I think I have an absolute threshold, and they're past it. I suppose I could work on pushing that threshold up... if I had any desire to.
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From:yhwhwtf
Date:September 22nd, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Do you want to want to?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:September 23rd, 2008 11:48 am (UTC)
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Nope.
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From:baphnedia
Date:September 22nd, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
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COOKIES
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From:deckardcanine
Date:September 22nd, 2008 12:01 pm (UTC)
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In Spanish class, I learned a carol that starts, "Con mi burrito sabanero, voy camino de Belén." If you just change the S to an H, it evokes the other kind of burrito.
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