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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Something to warm you up!

 Thanks to a benefactor's kind donation of seeds, this year Br Jean Marie, F.SS.R. has grown a whole selection of chili peppers.  He has grown a selection of the different seeds which were so kindly sent to us, one of which is currently ranked as the third hottest variety of chili in the world!


The first batch of chilies to be ready for harvesting have been picked.


 Brother has grown eight varieties so far.  The only one which has not turned-out as well as it could have is the Basket of Fire variety.  The particular variety of the Bhut, or Ghost Pepper, which Brother grew is the third hottest chili in the world.  You can click the image if you would like to see it in greater detail :).

The chilies having been sampled, they are now going to be made into a hot sauce.  Here Br. Seelos assists in preparing the peppers.

 The Bhut pepper is in the foreground.

 Gloves are worn as capsaicin (the chemical in chilies which makes them hot) can burn the skin.

 Removing some of the seeds.

Br. Seelos drops some chopped chilies into the bowl.

 In case the chilies are too hot for you, Br. Gerardo Maria, F.SS.R. has some other greenhouse produce.  No, these are not marrow, but courgette/zucchini!!  They are also the average size of all our courgette/zucchini.  "They must be tough having left them on the plant so long" I hear you cry.  Not so.  These Courgette/zucchini were picked just one week after they were pollinated!

Or perhaps some beets?  Our beets have also grown with great rapidity and to a large size, not so far off the size of Br. Alphonso Maria's head in fact!

Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they? Matt. 6:26

DEO GRATIAS ET MARIÆ!

6 comments:

Tom Esteban said...

Awesome beard, Brother Jean! Chillies look great too, would love to try a ghost pepper.

I hear in America they make cakes out of Zuchini? Next they'll be making pies out of pumpkins (any record breakers this year?)!

God Bless Fathers and Brothers!

Jim O'Conner said...

Praise God! I'm very happy to see the seeds I sent you produced such prolific plants...better than mine here in Oregon, USA!! By the way, Brother, that Butch T Scorpion you have is the current world record holder according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Jim O'Conner

Anonymous said...

They don't look like bhuts (ghosts) to me!!! more like a habanero

umblepie said...

This puts a whole new meaning into the phrase "chilling-out"! In fact I must forward this post to my wife's sister and her family, who live in ... yes 'CHILLIWAK' in BC.Canada! Why 'chilis' anyway? Why not 'hoties'? I think I had better have my afternoon siesta - it's overdue!

Kenneth said...

Dear Bothers, Those courgettes/zucchinis made my mouth water. Below is a recipe which involves not only them but also the beautiful chilies you are growing. Its only serves 2 but I'm sure you can adjust it for your community.

Are you going to make some hot sauce from some of those Punjab peppers? I've never tried it, but the recipe is very simple.


2 medium courgettes (zucchini)
4 garlic cloves (modify to taste)
2 red chilies (1 if you prefer it less hot)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
150 g penne pasta
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
Directions:
1. In a large pan of boiling salted water, put the pasta on to boil.
2. Grate the courgettes/zucchini, chop or mince the garlic, finely chop the chilli and grate the parmesan.
3. Melt the teaspoon of butter in a large frying pan and add the garlic.
4. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the chilli and courgette/zucchini.
5. Leave to cook for 10-15mins stirring occasionally.
N.B.: You want to cook everything but not really brown any of it.
6. Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan.
7. When the pasta is cooked to your liking, drain well and stir through a tablespoon of olive oil if desired.
8. Plate up the pasta and serve with the courgette/zucchini mixture on top.

God is continuing to richly bless the community. Enjoy the recipe!
Please pray for me.
Kenneth

Philip Gerard Johnson said...

If gloves are needed to handle it, I am afraid I will refrain from tasting it :)

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