Not Just Chili Powder

CuminImage via WikipediaWhy do I find it crazy to buy Taco Seasoning Packets, but not to make my own chili powder?

Honestly, its quite embarrassing to hail from San Diego, and not know a dang thing about dried chiles.

I mean, really.

This morning, I knew that they had different names when they are dried. Or maybe some did.

This afternoon, I’m swimming in Chili Pepper Dreamz.

I started zaar’ing, wondering why I don’t make my own chili powder, with ground spices, that I already always have..

and then realized I could toast and grind peppers!

What a concept! What are all those peppers, though? Where would I find them?

After another recipe, I learned someone’s interpretation of “medium” and “greater heat.”

I knew names like Ancho, Cayenne, and Chipotle.

But I really knew nothing. I didn’t know that Ancho was the dried form of Poblano.

I guess that’s like calling a Grape, a Raisin.

After reading A Chili-head Primer, I added a Cast Iron Comal, to my wish list. I didn’t even know that little pan had a name.

I need this book, “The Pepper Lady’s Pocket Pepper Primer,” in my bag. Say that five times, real fast. (You can preview it, here, too.)

OH, and if you want to learn how to make your own seasoning packets, try this post of 8 million links. For taco’s, I’ve graduated, beyond packets, to reckless dumping of chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. :)

Chili Powder.. to be continued..

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Not Just Chili Powder

CuminImage via WikipediaWhy do I find it crazy to buy Taco Seasoning Packets, but not to make my own chili powder?

Honestly, its quite embarrassing to hail from San Diego, and not know a dang thing about dried chiles.

I mean, really.

This morning, I knew that they had different names when they are dried. Or maybe some did.

This afternoon, I’m swimming in Chili Pepper Dreamz.

I started zaar’ing, wondering why I don’t make my own chili powder, with ground spices, that I already always have..

and then realized I could toast and grind peppers!

What a concept! What are all those peppers, though? Where would I find them?

After another recipe, I learned someone’s interpretation of “medium” and “greater heat.”

I knew names like Ancho, Cayenne, and Chipotle.

But I really knew nothing. I didn’t know that Ancho was the dried form of Poblano.

I guess that’s like calling a Grape, a Raisin.

After reading A Chili-head Primer, I added a Cast Iron Comal, to my wish list. I didn’t even know that little pan had a name.

I need this book, “The Pepper Lady’s Pocket Pepper Primer,” in my bag. Say that five times, real fast. (You can preview it, here, too.)

OH, and if you want to learn how to make your own seasoning packets, try this post of 8 million links. For taco’s, I’ve graduated, beyond packets, to reckless dumping of chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. :)

Chili Powder.. to be continued..

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