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OK - I'm surprisingly well into harvest for my Scorpion peppers. Much sooner than expected by several weeks. There are about a dozen of them, shiny, wrinkled and yellow - and many more on the way. These are a relatively tame variety (about one million Scoville).
My original plan was just to make a simple sauce (w/vinegar) and use with care in cooking. That wasn't taking into account the unexpected abundance for two of the three plants. In addition, and probably related, there's even a greater abundance of bright red habanero peppers - more than a pint (ca. 500 ml) of them coarsely chopped. OK - my cup runneth over with hell's snack food.
But I need suggestion for those with experience with the super-hots on what to do with them. They'll be producing for at least another six or eight weeks.
You need to understand (if you don't) how extremely hot these chilies are. For a frame of reference, they're roughly 200 time hotter than a standard jalapeno pepper. They're (said to be) very fruity.
Past experience with their only insanely hot cousins, Habanero, have taught me how they do make hot food taste better (the heat comes on a bit later and smoother) for a given level of heat.
So - as a jam - for normal pallets, just a drop or two on a (vege)burger - spread thin - would be about all one could use.
Interestingly, even if overused they don't hide the taste of the food as the fire comes up a bit later (compared to most chilis and pepper corns, which burn immediately).
My call for suggestions is because a small jar of sauce (unjellied jelly?) will last a very long time but my pepper supply will far exceed my needs. Original plans included giveaways of plants and peppers but COVID put a damper on that.
In the case of this entire subspecies, the entire pepper is laced with the capsicum oils that give your nerves the impression you're being burned. The way to reduce the potency is simple enough: use less! The flavor and the heat are just associated very closely.
For things like reduced potency I use gentle peppers. Jalapeno, Hot Banana, Serrano. That's in vaguely increasing order of hotness. I might even thin-slice them and put them fresh on pizza.
As I typed, however, I did consider some merit in your suggestion. The fruitiness would be lost but a hot-sauce of spreadable intensity would be an interesting experiment: using my own perceptions, the heat is different than regular hot sauces supply - usually overall better.
You can dry them out in a food dehydrator then grind them into powder using a small coffee bean grinder. Makes a nice fine powder that you can sprinkle sparingly on whatever you want.
Sounds like your peppers are a bit ahead of mine. This year I have some Caramel Scorpion, Purple Ghost Scorpion,3 different colours of Reaper, and some Yellow Douglah. I will probably be eating spicy food all winter...
You definitely have your work cut out for you. I don't have the food dehydrator but making a powder of it could be a good use for the excess. Less volume than sauce and it doesn't need refrigeration (although if vinegary enough and with a vitamin C pill as an antioxidant, it is stable at room temp for a very long time).
Yeah - they're way ahead of the normal schedule. What's even weirder, this is growing zone 7B - and the normal safe date for putting plants in the ground is about Mother's Day. This year, soon after that, we has some near freezes and all the plants with a tropical bent (peppers, eggplants) were very unhappy. I thought the harvest would be miserable and delayed. Even in a normal year I get most of the ripe Habaneros near the end of August, onwards, until the chills come into the night.
I only happened to read about the Douglah yesterday (looking online for what-to-do). You've clearly gone-for-the-gusto. I barely ventured into these Trindad Scorpions as I want to be able to put in enough to get some of the pepper's flavor along with the heat.
Another use - perhaps a bit tragic - is to chop them finely and put on the front area of my lawn. We are "blessed" with a fire hydrant and people think that's a license for canine defication. The small pieces sprinkled throughout may work very will in causing their puts to hurry by without stopping. I've used camphor balls (naphthalene) to keep squirrels away from newly planted bulbs and cats from using our font bushes as a modesty fenced litter box.
If I can figure out what else I'd desiccate I may invest in your suggestion. Thanks
This year I am also taking advantage of another now readily available commodity: plastic gloves. So far its been quite a success. For the ground habanero pepper sauce I learned not to breath in when I open the blender !
For these, following implications from online users, I'm thinking of having a fan blow the vapors away as I cut them and otherwise process them.
But thanks for the warning - that dust could be really unforgettable in a nasty way
I’ve always believed that nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do. Most people think the opposite – that all things are withheld from them which they have conceived to do and they end up doing nothing.
So, at the ripe old age of 81, he began working on a masking system that creates 6 x 6 pixel areas and then intelligently divides those areas into the two sections that have the most contrast before re-fusing the pixels on either side of the seam. The idea never caught on, but he explains the technology and its benefits in detail in the video below:
I looked up his Wikipedia bio. Totally peripheral to his main accomplishments I read something about a great contributor to technology/literature/etc. that seems to come up amazingly often.
He was the son of Jewish Immigrants.
It speaks volumes about the value of both immigration and diversity.
It may have to do with dwelling for so many years in a science/laboratory environment, but so so many of the people were from somewhere else . . . and glad to be here. Considering how we have been enriched by them, we should be glad they came.
After getting the chop from one company due to Covid affecting the share price, I have been looking for another role (been a bit distrated to enter into Lounge fun), had an interview last Friday, got the job, worked Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 'Fixed' an issue with one of their controller boards. Started to look another issue on a different board used the IDE they used 'Flow Code' which took around 10 Mins to complie(?) and seems to be a grown up version of Scratch. Was emailed Thursday morning that my skill set was not required and I would be paid for three day and my personal items would be sent back to me via post (I had taken my own Oscillor Scope and stuff as they didn't have any). So I got in (I was mid journey when the email arrived) got my stuff back and well started to look for jobs again. Has anyone out there used Flowcode? it seem to me to create odd code embedded code (like locals declared on the fly) Just Odd!!!
Seems like you were used for a service call/contractor are cut-rate pay.
Any possibility a lawyer/friend could send them a letter with a demand for the proper pay for the work they hired you for? As evidence, use the fact that they didn't even have the needed equipment and you had to bring it - aprior proof they needed to hire an contractor for a temporary job, they were aware of it, deliberately deceived you and whatever else the lawyer can tack on. An extra few thousand bucks may well be worth it to them to avoid legal fees . . .
It's not the first time it's happened to me, taken on as a permie given a task, perform task quickly (new employer, want to make a good impression) get the boot! , the issue is small firms don't see the big picture generally, that person A can do it, comes across a bit they can't or do wrong, muggins comes in fixes the issue quickly, well person A can do it from there on out. Happen to me twice now, I was a bit suspicious when I had to use a laptop which belonged to someone else, and I wasn't given an email...
Sounds to me like you're due some punitive damages as well. Certainly if I were on the jury.* Just in case you do decide to follow this course of action, suing the bastards, write down as much detail as you can and make sure you save all correspondence (both ways). Also, if by chance any other offers were in the que for you - or even close - there's some consequential damage you can go for.
I'm not sure whether it's better to threaten them with legal action if they don't pay up or just plain blind-side them with a letter from your attorney (solicitor ?) or the summons to appear in court. A really big financial demand may not only save you a day in court (although, if unemployed, WTF ?) but maybe give some of the jurors who've been similarly screwed, or know someone who has been, to sympathize.
* When called for jury duty I am never selected - once they discover a science/technical background they know emotional arguments won't win their case.
The US and the UK may share the jury system, but in the UK as of 1846 not all civil trials use a jury. If I read the law correctly, people in Glenn's position will get their case heard only by a judge.
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