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15 July 2006 @ 02:05 pm
Look what I can grow!  
This nursery has cocoa plants! And coffee plants! CJ, how much would you love me if I planted those? :D

They also have allspice, which I want to plant. And betel, weirdly enough. I wonder if betel nut use causes cancer? I don't think I'd have room for betel, anyway. And they have black pepper, cashews, cardamom, cinnamon, lemongrass, sugarcane, tapioca, and taro, all of which I'd like. Whee for the subtropics!

I will have cocoa, sugarcane, and cinnamon. I can make Mexican hot chocolate. :) To do it right, I'd need to dry chilis and grind them up too. What are the milder kinds of chili? Nooooo habanero for me!
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Lori: Vintage CJ with Coffeecocoajava on July 15th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Cayenne pepper plants are REALLY EASY to grow, and make wee cute little red peppers. I let them dry till they're hard, and then grind them up in the coffee grinder. Don't breathe the dust though, or you'll think you were back in the 70's, like wow, dude. :)

If you grew cocoa and coffee plants... I would have absolutely no choice but to immediately marry you. *nodnodnodnodnod*
Spam: duckiemadbodger on July 16th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
Ordinary jalapeños aren't too hot, and are versatile. If you smoke them, you get chipotle, which is a handy seasoning for a surprising variety of things. Ancho chiles are also tasty and not too hot. Another possibility is poblanos, generally thought of as molé spices, but they have a nice complex smoky flavour of their own too, and they're quite mild.