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  • Post #211 - August 24th, 2019, 12:20 pm
    Post #211 - August 24th, 2019, 12:20 pm Post #211 - August 24th, 2019, 12:20 pm
    As far as fests go, this has got to be one of your more subdued iterations . . .

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    Hatch Chile Fest @ Sunset Foods Highland Park - 19.0824

    By the time we got there at 11:30, they were either out of -- or never had -- any roasted chiles hotter than mild. :?

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  • Post #212 - September 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm
    Post #212 - September 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm Post #212 - September 8th, 2019, 1:01 pm
    Just to follow up, I wouldn't buy roasted hatch chiles again at Sunset because the ones we bought were roasted by someone who had either no clue or simply didn't care. Yes, they were charred on the outside but the chiles were still mostly raw and in keeping with that, the skins were virtually impossible to remove from the flesh. I do not appreciate Sunset's bandwagon jumping in the hatch chile arena. Either do it right or don't bother.

    =R=
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  • Post #213 - September 8th, 2019, 1:09 pm
    Post #213 - September 8th, 2019, 1:09 pm Post #213 - September 8th, 2019, 1:09 pm
    Sorry to hear that Ronnie. One of my former students who now lives in Chicago asked me yesterday where he could get Hatch chiles in Chicagoland--glad I didn't mention Sunset. Where might he go instead?

    BTW, my cousin from Santa Fe last Tuesday sent me a USPS flat rate ($19.95) box containing slightly over 5# of Hatches, which arrived in fine shape on Friday. Ummmm. I immediately stoked up the Weber gas grill, and roasted those beauties. They're now all safely in the freezer, sort of IQF in bags. [Spread them out on pizza pans to freeze, then bundle them.] Ate *three* directly out of the Weber. Couldn't help myself. House still smells wonderful.

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  • Post #214 - September 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm
    Post #214 - September 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm Post #214 - September 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm
    Geo wrote:Sorry to hear that Ronnie. One of my former students who now lives in Chicago asked me yesterday where he could get Hatch chiles in Chicagoland--glad I didn't mention Sunset. Where might he go instead?

    I remember the roasted ones I bought at Heinen's last year being pretty good. But, like with so many other things, the best approach is to buy them fresh and roast them yourself. It's not difficult or time-consuming. Plus, when you buy them roasted, you still have to skin and seed them, so buying them raw doesn't add much more work at all.

    =R=
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    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

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  • Post #215 - September 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm
    Post #215 - September 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm Post #215 - September 9th, 2019, 2:49 pm
    HI,

    I would not totally discount Sunset Foods as source. I think a phone call might clear up whether they have what you want.

    Before Hatch Chiles became so easily available, I filled the back seat of my car with cases I brought back from Kansas for people. I was not aware there were heat gradients, I bought what I saw. In the same boxes randomly given to people, it was random hitting a mild or hot chile within the same box.

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    Cathy2
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  • Post #216 - December 16th, 2019, 8:17 pm
    Post #216 - December 16th, 2019, 8:17 pm Post #216 - December 16th, 2019, 8:17 pm
    Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/dini ... -ios-share
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #217 - December 18th, 2019, 9:54 pm
    Post #217 - December 18th, 2019, 9:54 pm Post #217 - December 18th, 2019, 9:54 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/dini ... -ios-share


    Behind a paywall for me mostly but thought it hilarious that the picture showed a worker dumping the chilies into a bin while noting they had to be picked carefully by hand.
    Coming to you from Leiper's Fork, TN where we prefer forking to spooning.
  • Post #218 - December 19th, 2019, 8:02 am
    Post #218 - December 19th, 2019, 8:02 am Post #218 - December 19th, 2019, 8:02 am
    Rick T. wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/dini ... -ios-share


    Behind a paywall for me mostly but thought it hilarious that the picture showed a worker dumping the chilies into a bin while noting they had to be picked carefully by hand.

    That doesn't seem to weird to me: the chiles themselves are pretty sturdy, but without a careful hand, it's easy to do damage to the plants when you pick, reducing your overall yield. The peppers ripen at different times so you want to keep coming back.
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  • Post #219 - December 20th, 2019, 3:28 pm
    Post #219 - December 20th, 2019, 3:28 pm Post #219 - December 20th, 2019, 3:28 pm
    I have been in the fields outside of Hatch when they are harvesting in September. Chiles are handpicked into buckets and placed in huge bins.

    I don't know how they would use a harvester as that would pick all of the immature fruit.
  • Post #220 - December 20th, 2019, 5:19 pm
    Post #220 - December 20th, 2019, 5:19 pm Post #220 - December 20th, 2019, 5:19 pm
    Article that I heard on the radio told about how the Chili crop in New Mexico is 1/3 of what it was 15 years ago because farmers cannot get workers and so are not planting the crop.
  • Post #221 - December 21st, 2019, 3:17 pm
    Post #221 - December 21st, 2019, 3:17 pm Post #221 - December 21st, 2019, 3:17 pm
    These folks roast here in the Portland, OR area, and also sell their shelf-stable, roasted, chiles (plus sauces, etc) online. I bought their roasted green fresh, and have used the roasted red instead of chile powder in a posole, and it was fantastic. http://www.losroast.com/
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  • Post #222 - August 13th, 2020, 5:44 pm
    Post #222 - August 13th, 2020, 5:44 pm Post #222 - August 13th, 2020, 5:44 pm
    From Jewel's FaceBook page

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  • Post #223 - August 26th, 2020, 6:38 pm
    Post #223 - August 26th, 2020, 6:38 pm Post #223 - August 26th, 2020, 6:38 pm
    Jewel Hatch gigs:
    https://catchthehatchatjewel.com/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #224 - September 1st, 2020, 6:07 pm
    Post #224 - September 1st, 2020, 6:07 pm Post #224 - September 1st, 2020, 6:07 pm
    Spotted at Jewel Randhurst at $1.99/#, not roasted.

    Plan is for green chile cheeseburgers tomorrow.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang

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