StormCnter Not Nicholson nor MItchum. It was Edward G. Robinson.
Yesterday at 15:36 EST .
StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading I have a recommendation for anyone looking for a quick but interesting read. I'm almost finished with "The Couple Next Door", a first novel by author Shari Lapena. My friend, the writer, says we shouldn't depend too much on cover quotes and I agree, but when Sue Grafton says she considered this book a "riveting read" which she read in one sitting, I decided to take Grafton's word. She's right. It's that "riveting". And it's very quick reading. Here's the Good Reads review: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28815474-the-couple-next- door
Yesterday at 06:51 EST .
MeiDei I read the first 2-3 chapters via the on-line book club - missing child right? That bothered me, a subject to pull heart strings.
Yesterday at 17:38 EST .
StormCnter It's ok, Mei. I share your resistance to a missing child story. Without giving away the plot, I can say this one won't give you nightmares.
9 hours ago .
StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews What show biz couple's child is the first infant immortalized by Madame Tussauds, the famous wax museum?
StormCnter posted on Gardening & Landscaping My dad had a favorite little hot pepper (fiery hot ) he called a chile peteen. The plants would grow very fast and birds loved the peppers. I have tried for a long time to locate the peppers, the seeds, the plants...anything, but my searches always turned up the pequin pepper, which is different. Finally, today, I found Daddy's pepper. It's apparently a tepin, not a peteen. This is definitely the right one. Anyone else familiar with this little super-hot delicacy? Three or four in a bowl of frijoles make a real difference.
September 26 at 17:45 EST .
BirdsNest I will have to locate seed for planting next year. I planted "chiltepin" hot peppers on the advice of one of the migrants. They are tiny hot numbers ripening to black. I harvested a few and gave them to the man who requested them. Still there are plenty on the plants. I forget about them.
September 26 at 21:32 EST .
StormCnter Thank you, Bird. I'm glad someone else knows about them. I was surprised to find that although they are native to northern Mexico, Texas and New Mexico, they are a "protected plant. As easy as they are to grow, that's hard to believe. Amazon has the seeds, as do several web seed stores. They dry easily and well, too.
September 27 at 05:41 EST .
MeiDei Just glanced over a blurb stating people who eat spicy foods tend to live longer and have fewer illnesses. It's time to upload on more in our house this year ; ) Storm you mention ease of drying these hotties - any tips? Tried a few times unsuccessfully w/a variety [jalapenos, habanero, etc.] One of the 5 big local food chains has a wide selection of hot peppers, another offers bags of dried, and another offers Asian hard-to-find ingredients.
September 27 at 09:52 EST .
StormCnter Mei, my mother used to simply spread them on a sunny windowsill. Because they are so small, they dry much quicker than other peppers. I have read they can be dried in a dehydrator, too.
BTW, it's true about people who eat spicy foods being ill less often. Hispanics are a prime example. Something about the capsaicin is beneficial to the respiratory system and seems to help arthritis sufferers.
Tuesday at 13:53 EST .
StormCnter I'm not going to order seeds from Amazon. The photo at Amazon doesn't look like these peppers. But, Parkseed.com has them at a reasonable price. According to Park Seed, "'Tepin' peppers measure between 50,000 and 100,000 on the Scoville heat index, which is essentially off-the-charts hot. (Jalapeno is only about 5,000 Scovilles, by comparison. )" They are VERY hot.
Tuesday at 14:00 EST .
BirdsNest I have tried to dehydrate hot peppers in my Excaliber. It's a forced air unit. As they dried the area was quickly filled with hot pepper fumrs. I tossed the peppers. Took a day for the area to air out. I was afraid the fumes would aggravate or throats/noses and not be good for the parrots in the house. Now....my friend has had great success dehydrating hers in her oven. Gas. I think she it is a Jenn Air. Anyway she has had great luck with dehydrating peppers(no fumes ) and herbs. After they cool she puts them in jars and vacuum seals the jars.
Tuesday at 14:39 EST .
MeiDei Thank you both. I used to pickle jalapenos and successfully can them - using just a vinegar, water & salt solution.
Wednesday at 10:13 EST .
BirdsNest My apologies. Green to black ripens to red. I have pulled a lot of them and will save seed. I read they are the only hot pepper native to the US. And are very hot. I may see if I can pot one to bring inside to winter over. I got my seeds from Totally Tomatoes.....online.
9 hours ago .
StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews Ann Blyth starred in "The Helen Morgan Story", but the voice was this woman's. Her 1956 mega-hit took Elvis off the top of the pop charts.
September 26 at 10:44 EST .
MeiDei Haven't thought about her in years ... my goodness she seems to have disappeared, still alive?
StormCnter "And the wayward wind is a restless wind...', the song of my teenage years. Safetydude remembers Miss Gogi, whose real name was Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg.
September 27 at 05:39 EST .
StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews He never spoke a word of English until he was five years old. He was a Boy Scout. He had been an amateur boxer. He said his prayers every night as a devout Catholic. He hated the films that made him famous. He claimed to have read only one book, "Black Beauty" in his life. In the late '60s, he signed the biggest contract in the history of show business. He was severely claustrophobic.
MeiDei Among others, I have an autographed photo of Dean and Jerry that I requested and received as a kid fan. Jimmy Stewart sent me a picture of he and his bride boarding a plane leaving for their honeymoon . Thanks for the memories.
September 26 at 07:21 EST .
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StormCnter I loved Dean Martin. He hated the Martin/Lewis films because he said they were never Martin/Lewis, but were Jerry Lewis films.