Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some Like It Hot

Steve likes hot peppers.
Wait .....that's not quite right.
Steve LOVES hot peppers.
The hotter the better.

I decided to try a little experiment.

We grow yellow habaneros and chocolate ghost peppers.  We have a tiny plant of Maruga Scorpion, but it's not producing yet.  In any case, I didn't have enough of any one type of pepper to make sauce.  I came up with another idea.

I took some Maruga Scorpions (from a friend), a yellow habanero, and a couple of jalapenos I purchased to make mango salsa.

I put the toaster oven out on the porch to avoid napalm-strength fumes in the house and in went the halved peppers.  A slow 8-hour roast at 250°F and most came out nice and crisp.  Sadly, only one of the jalapenos actually crisped.  

What we ended up with is....
...one crisp jalapeno and a small bowl of Devil Dust.  Think a really amped up chili pepper flake.

To say Steve is a happy man would be quite an understatement.

Monday, July 28, 2014


I can spend enormous amounts of time perusing patterns and sock yarn.  This would look good in Monkey. That would look good in Harris Tweed.  Oh hell ....nothing is gonna look good with THAT yarn.  I cast on. I frog out.  Over and over it goes.

Ain't nobody got time for that.

With the amount of sock yarn I have in the stash,
it is time to git'r DONE!

Each skein will get one chance to be a pattern.
After that --- it's stockinette for you, baby!


Yarn:  Trekking XXL

Colorway:  I don't know --- some number or another.  Too lazy to go look.  

Pattern:  Ann Norling, Adult Sock #12  --- basically a basic stockinette sock with a flap heel.  Fortunately, this yarn looks great as just a plain ol' sock.  


Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Girls of Summer

Tonight was the last Sounds of Summer concert out at EPCOT. 
You can probably guess just from looking at the lead singer
 what band they were paying tribute to.

Smiling through the sweat.

Bye bye summer .....bring on the Food & Wine Festival and some cooler nights!

An attempt was made at getting some knitting done.

That didn't last long.  Heat, humidity and wool just don't play well together.

Let's just say we were ALL glad for the air conditioning
and copious amounts of iced tea at Chuy's tonight.

Thursday, July 24, 2014