Hot Peppers

(I have joined the BlogHer challenge and am trying to post everyday with the overall theme of “Hot”)


See the little habanero peppers? They are

I am Irish. We are not a people known for culinary delights. There are a few things that one could point to (on the menu of an Irish restaurant) that are special Irish dishes. Things like Irish stew, shepherd’s pie or a blarney burger (little joke there). Don’t get me wrong – great people, lovely alcohol, but not much on specialty foods.

So, I am not much on spicy food. In fact, I am not interested in spicy food at all. This is a shame because I seem to be surrounded by those who will eat and even want to eat spicy food. A few years ago, my husband decided that he would really like to take up Mexican cooking. Ever the supportive wife, I told him that was a great idea. In my mind, I was wondering who was going to eat the wonderful food. It was not going to be me.

I do not like to sweat. There is just something about it that is unappealing to me. So I don’t go out in the heat of the day, I hate to work out and sweat (somethings you just have to do) and I am certainly not interested in sweating because my food is so spicy. Why? Why would you do that?

It seems that there is an official scale for the spiciness of peppers. Of course, someone had to do this officially. It is called the Scoville scale. It measured the capsaicinoid content of a pepper. In case you are interested, here is a link to it.

I happened to see this video the other day and it ties into my topic beautifully. I really tried not to laugh but I just could not help myself.

So don’t worry, when you come to my house for dinner, you will not have to worry about the food being too spicy.  You might find the food bland. Just chalk it up to my heritage.

Thanks for reading!

About Carol Early Cooney

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5 Responses to Hot Peppers

  1. Hi Carol,
    My dad swears by spicy hot peppers as an aid to good health, including diabetes management. You can see an article here: Of course, he’s always enjoyed hot food, so maybe it’s a just a way for him to eat more spicy treats.

  2. jrwoodward says:

    Carol! I’m disappointed in you! The Irish have a great cuisine, and it deserves to be cherished. One of the characters in our novel, TERRA LUNA, is “Nana,” an expatriate Irishwoman who runs a cafe in Atlanta. We’ve gone so far as to compile her favorite recipes in a page on our blog:
    I think anyone who looks a “Nana’s Recipes” could put together a pretty tasty Irish dinner!

    • AH,John, you got me! I knew I would get nailed on the crack about the cuisine. Part of it gets down to the difference between cooking and baking. In my mind, I think there is a difference. There are many good cooks and there are many good bakers but you don’t always see both in one person. I looked at your page and will have to check out the recipes.

      I stand corrected. Please forgive me.

  3. Personally, I like the strategic placement of the hot body on the other side of the hot pepper so we can easily see it. HotDamn, my eye sight’s just not so hot these days. 😉

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