Papaya, Anyone?

Papaya, Anyone?

You can stock up on a week’s worth of these for a cheap price at the Hilo Farmer’s Market…

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More Spicy Food, Please

Hey, folks. Today’s Daily Prompt is all about ingredients. As in, that one ingredient that you just can’t cook without. For me, there are three: jalepeños, onions, and garlic. Scotch bonnet has become a kitchen staple in the last year, too. Maybe lemons if I’m working on seafood. I was raised on a wide variety of spices, and it shows in the best way. I still don’t get why people dislike the smell of fresh garlic. When I was younger, I even used to eat onions like apples…Yeah, I don’t do that anymore. My passion for spicy food burns as hot as the tip of my tongue! It doesn’t matter if it’s chicken, spaghetti, burritos, sandwiches, etc. I mean, of course I’ll eat blander stuff. Jalepeños and Cookies & Cream do not go well together. But if I can make a dish spicy, I’ll enjoy it exponentially more. No watered-down sauces, either. Try making stir fry with either chopped garlic and onions, or just some kind of cheap marinade. You’ll taste the difference immediately. Even my salads have a mix of regular vegetables, bell peppers, onions, and jalepeños. I actually just had some freshly-baked garlic bread for dinner tonight. Not the pre-made stuff, either; every slice of that sourdough loaf was lovingly slathered with chopped garlic and a bit of butter before being put in the oven.

So good.

And now I’m resisting the urge to have spicy chili for dessert. Great.