If only…

Carolina reapers: photo by Gertrude K. (source: Flickr)

For the better part of my life, I have been steadily conditioning myself to hotter and hotter peppers, making them pretty much a staple of my diet in some form or another. I’m even growing a Carolina Reaper plant (like the one above) because I love hot peppers so much. If only it could be proven that ingesting these culinary miracles of nature would kill the coronavirus… One could hope, right? Right?

Tamales!

They’re quite a bit of work, but SO worth it! My neighbor Jim and I made these, and had a wonderful dinner with both our spouses joining us.

That bowl at the bottom left is some leftover filling for the tamales that we put into some tacos we made for the first course.