Friday, March 21, 2014

Green Chiles, Anyone?!


David is a vendor I met at the Santa Fe Farmers Market last Saturday. He was selling frozen green chiles, one of the products of the Family Owned Nambe Orchards. David told me that he has been with the market for years since its inception although initially it was in a different location. His 1# packages were not small enough for me to use and since I did not know how to defrost only part of the package, I did not buy one. I think that I made a mistake and will go back tomorrow, hoping that David will be there again so I can try his green chiles.

18 comments:

  1. Super shot of David Kate, hope you were successful on the green chilli quest :)

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  2. A couple of years ago, I bought several pounds of roasted Hatch green chills and I carefully pealed them and wrapped them and packaged them in small portions and then froze them. At the time, I had a second refrigerator in my garage where I kept drinks and anything extra that needed to be stored and kept cool. I put all those packages of chilies in the freezer in the garage. Sometime within the next 30 days, the refrigerator motor went out and everything in the freezer was lost. I was so disappointed. I really had all kinds of ideas for using those chilies. I haven't attempted freezing any since.

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  3. This is a true "character" shot! Superb. I love the hat, too. Get the chile before the chill sets in. Or something.

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  4. A beautiful portrait again Kete.

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  5. Love the hat! Great portrait!

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  6. Agree with Lowell. Quite the character you have captured.

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  7. You caught a wonderful expression!

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  8. Buy the chiles! Really, Kate! Can you find them at your supermarket at home?
    Re: your hwy widening question - it is largely an arterial between Sequim and the city to the west, Port Angeles. Beyond each, going further east or west, the roads neck back down to 1 lane in either direction. The widening will ease town-to-town traffic and replace an old wooden bridge, not too much else.

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  9. Not a big fan of them... sensitive guy. hahahaha

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  10. Your spicy pepper guy has that salty Hemingway look about him.

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  11. A lot of wisdom and experience showing on that face, Kate.

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  12. We have frozen chillies (red ones) in the freezer all the time, get one out when you need it, cut it into small chunks while still frozen, and use as you like. Really easy!

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  13. Nothing like good Green Chile.

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  14. Nice portrait, lots of character!

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  15. I say partially defrost the package, separate the chiles, and repackage them in smaller portions, and then stick them right back in the freezer. It's usually meat that is damaged by refreezing. I've never head any no-nos re: vegetables being refrozen. Good luck. And Birdman, you haven't lived until you've had New Mexican roasted chiles!

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