Friday, August 30, 2013

Kiss Those Peppers People !

This is a short post of the utmost seasonal importance. Last week, a friend of mine gave me some produce from her garden. Let me tell you she is the nicest person you will ever meet and would be mortified by what happened. She is not like my other friends who would just think this is funny. Everything looked gorgeous, especially that long red pepper.She had said "I think this is like a banana pepper" It wasn't. It looked so yummy that I cleaned and seeded it then put a big slice in the wrap I was making for lunch.One bite and flames started shooting out of my mouth. I spit it out and went to get some milk. That would take care of it. Nope. Ice? Nope. Cold Yogurt? Nope. Washing my mouth with Dawn? Helped a little. It took an hour to put out the flames. Later in the day, I touched my lips with my finger. I HAD WASHED MY HANDS PEOPLE. I was blessed with the return of the burn. This morning, I used the same cup that I had used that day. I HAD WASHED IT !!!!! Again my lips burned, If I ever eat a gift pepper again I will kiss it first just to be safe. This is ridiculous.

7 comments:

  1. I think it was an Hungarian pepper. I made the same mistake thinking I had planted banana peppers in my garden in California and I planted six plants of those they are definitely hot. I dried them and two thin slices in a whole crockpot full of soup gave enough heat for my taste I still have some of those dried peppers.

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  2. Thanks Linda. I understand why you still have some. That one was a lifetime supply for me.

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  3. I had someone give me some "sweet" peppers one summer.
    This is the same thing that happened to me.
    I am with you kiss them- and never take peppers from strangers, or well meaning friends...

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  4. oh my. i would have also had hiccups for the next few hours. not fun at all.

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  5. Make sure you're careful urinating...now that is some kind of pain!

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  6. I try to be tasteful here but Dan, that's not the half of it.

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