Dear Tom, “It’s like doin’ a shot, a painful shot…”

How about a deadly shot? On the video below, scroll to 1 minute 59 seconds. You’ll see what happened to me yesterday when I made homemade chili paste from chilies grown from unknown plants sold to me by an anonymous person standing on a street corner. He didn’t speak any English. His daughter told me he’d bred them himself. They had no name. When I asked how hot, he said, “Muy caliente.” The understatement of the year…

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Beautiful but deadly.

This was me yesterday after taking a micro-taste of what I’d made. (I made the chili paste to give as Christmas presents. Now I must give them with a warning. Deadly~Eat at your own risk.) I’d already weaponized my kitchen so I was coughing and hiccuping and my eyes and nose were burning. Had to use my asthma inhaler last night. Even when I took a shower, the water running over my hands as I washed my hair burned my face. (That was after I’d washed my hands in milk like a million times!) I’ve eaten habaneros. Compared to these bad boys, habaneros are like an apple.

I have but one question- Why are Irish people eating chilies?

 

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11 thoughts on “Dear Tom, “It’s like doin’ a shot, a painful shot…”

    1. juliabarrett Post author

      Jake is doing well, Greta. Back to his old insane self! I like hot, but this was death hot. Holy mother of god!

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    1. juliabarrett Post author

      My kitchen made me cough for hours, Diana! Insane! It’s cold here too. Been in the low 20’s. But the Midwest is getting killed!

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  1. fangswandsfairy(alt)

    At our second place Thai I ate bird tongue chilies that looked like frenched green beans once ONCE. Your experience sounds much worse – on the other hand it really cleaned out my sinus.

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