Here I am again. Patiently counting seeds out into tiny packages like some kind of drug dealer.
At least, that's what Mrs. FC says I resemble as I hunch over a bit of wax paper covered in precious datil pepper seeds from last summers crop.
I use a tooth pick to count and scooch the seeds into the tiny envelopes, but I still manage to get a few zillion Scoville units of datil essence on my fingers ... and last night on my eyelids.
That'll wake you up, let me tell ya.
When he did this, my Dad would have planted his a month ago in his greenhouse, but a lot of things got put on hold when Mom injured herself, so here I am, not too late, but later than normal.
Tomorrow I will plant a bunch of these seeds in a seed flat.
If you want some seeds, just send a "let's get FC's kids through college" donation in the form of $5 cash.
No checks please. FC is a pseudonym ... duh, and I really can't sign checks that way.
For your donation, you will receive a note with two datil recipes and at least 20 seeds. I try to count out 20 and then scooch in a couple extra.
They probably won't all sprout, but enough will. One or two bushes can keep you flooded in datils. After all, it doesn't take but two or three to put the ZING in a pot of chowder or pilau.
There is an ad at the top of the page to the left, but just for the sake of saturation ... the seed address is:
Otter Creek, FL 32683
Isn't Otter Creek just the prettiest name? There really is an Otter Creek that flows through the tiny settlement of the same name.
It's not one of those#$#%$@# developer created gated community marketing names that have no connection to anything real.There are even otters in Otter Creek.
I occasionally see them lope across the road on the way to work.
Speaking of hot stuff ...have you ever tried Peri-Peri sauce? The chicken in the picture was browned in olive oil and then simmered in Peri-Peri.
The label says it is a product of Portuguese/African colonialism.
It had nice heat, nothing ferocious, just nice. The taste was vaguely familiar and it was my son who solved the mystery.
"It really reminds me of Taco Bell taco sauce."
He should know, he is a fan of the Bell.
Actually, he's right.