Archive for August 24, 2008

Roasting Chiles, Part Deux

Posted in Urban Farming with tags on August 24, 2008 by xxxicana

Mister Man ordered 25 lbs of Hot Hatch Chiles from Berridge Farms, NM — right after my mom and dad sent 25 lbs to us the week before! We gave some of them to friends, and roasted the rest last night. I am thinking of awarding Tom an “Honorary Mexican” card for being an ace roaster. He also brought out Los Lobos music to work by [plus he’s trying to learn the song ‘Mas y mas y mas”]. Tom also knows the correct response to the New Mexican State Question: “Red or Green” . . . . and he took a ritual dusting at Chimayo a couple of years back . . so, his apprenticeship is going pretty well!

Chiles in a Tub

Waiting for the coals to heat up

Skinning the peppers

Check out the nice grill table hand-made by Mister Man. It is the perfect height for working and looks very nice, too.

Pinto Beans – It’s what’s for dinner

Tonight we’ll be enjoying a pot of pinto beans (with a ham hock thrown in) and green chile.  These pintos are also from New Mexico — I picked them up in Bernalillo last summer.  Any Southwesterner worth her salt knows that the right bean is the pinto.  Black beans, Kidney beans, Navy beans, Garbanzo beans — these area all fabulous beans in their own right . . . but for the perfect southwestern dinner, it’s gotta be a pinto!

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