Fireside Chat- July 2011

Welcome to our version of the off topic thread. This is where you air your grievances, ask questions, give answers and just talk about other things not covered within the other topics. Please keep it reasonably clean because we never know what kid might stumble upon our little website and read what is written within. Otherwise, have fun and make yourselves at home.

33 thoughts on “Fireside Chat- July 2011

  • July 2, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Hope everybody has a great 4th of July weekend!

  • July 2, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Here is an off topic thought: Check out my cartoon site at It’s general humor but occasionally will have chile/hot sauce themes to it.

    Ha ha, seriously though, be safe this weekend. If you’re drinking get a cab please. Be safe. Have fun. And light some fricken fireworks!!!!!

  • July 2, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Has anyone out there ever organized a festival or a farmer’s market? I’d be interested in asking you some questions.

  • July 2, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I have suffered some losses to my plants due to excessive rain this year so I am going to be planting some of Jim’s pepper plants into pots soon to supplement my garden plants. I usually just raise my plants from seed in flats and then transfer to the garden so this will be a little new for me. I wanted to get any suggestions people had as far as; best potting soil to use, any amendments you add to it, drainage tips, for example should I consider putting rocks or sand on the bottom of the pot, or any other tips around growing in pots.

  • July 3, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Will be sending you a growing sheet Tim. But you can call me if you want detailed info. Your plants shipped today. Two more weeks of selling plants and then I get a break and wait for harvest.

  • July 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Jim, I emailed you to ask about powders, but I’m not sure if it was the right email address.

  • July 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I got your E mail Jen and might be able to get you what you want but have to figure out pricing.

  • July 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Sounds good, I might give you a call to get some recommendations.

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  • July 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Buddah, just wanted to let you know I got the Tats Black Dahlia sauce today, it’s really good, definitely the hottest bbq sauce I’ve ever tried. I also loved all the other various sauces I got, the Boysenberry Chipotle from amazon and the Kumquat ones from etsy and Kumquat Growers. They do have the kumquat peel in them, but you can barely notice it, so I’m glad about that.

  • July 7, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Hey Jim,I was curious if u got my messages from last 2 weeks or so.I know you are busy and just wondered if you got them.

  • July 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Jim is scared of you. His peppers don’t affect you. Maybe he thinks you are the “Pepper Anti-Christ”…. :_onfire:

  • July 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Now I know what that phone number I did not recognize was. You never said it was you so i just deleted them off my phone. Next time call me instead of texting. I will give you or anyone else from I Love It Spicy a great deal on plants if you call me direct. Don’t go to my site contact me direct. I stop selling soon and will put rest in the ground.
    619-504-9777 Hey my son Auditions for American Idol tomorrow isn’t that cool!!!

  • July 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thomas if I can love a redneck Raven fan I will not be scared of anyone!

  • July 8, 2011 at 12:09 am

    normal email and website perhaps

  • July 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Ask anyone down here in Louisiana, I am far from a redneck. The good ‘ol boys around here would laugh at that notion…

  • July 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    So today i open up another bottle of hot sauce , since i just ran out of 6 bottles in like 4 days . Well it was crazy mother puckers Habitual Jalapeno , by far the worst hot sauce i have ever tasted and smelled . I looked at my wife and i was like fuck the 7.99 bottle and threw it out after having one taste of this crap.

    I would like to fire the guys that gave this to them “2005 Fiery Food Challenge Winner for 3rd best Jalapeno sauce!”

    sorry just had to vent . They know nothing about good hot sauce . my dog even ran away from the smell

  • July 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I have some clunkers that won the Scovie as well. I think the CMP has some good sauces, and I do not think the Jalapeno one is truely that bad. I mized it with some heavy cream and flour(thickened like a rue) and made a nice pasta sauce with is. Maybe you just had a bad bottle. That can happen.

  • July 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    See scott . i read your review for that hot sauce and it did not sound that bad . Nothing to brag about but at least you can use it since it taste kind of like taco bell .
    This hot sauce smell and taste like someone threw up . Most hot sauces that i dont like i can at least use for a marinade.

    I am very not that picky some of my favor hot sauces are
    North shore Nitro force 10
    Marie Sharp’s Habanero Pepper Sauce HOT – my favor
    Marie Sharp’s Belizean Heat
    Hog’s Ass Garlic Habanero Sauce
    Any of the ring of fires

    Also another hot sauce that i threw away was Blair Q Heat Tequila Jalapeno. It is something about the jalapeno hot sauce that us tequila that suck .

  • July 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    working with Jalapenos can be tough. they can be really bitter and a lot of people around here pair them with waaaayyy too much cilantro

  • July 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Well one of my favorite jalapeno sauces is ..

    El pato salsa picante chile Jalapeno , not hot at all i can almost use the whole bottle on stuff but great tasting . I just mix in some habanero sauce with this and it does a meal really well . I have a problem i mix like 5 or 6 hot sauces on a plate at a time 🙂 i can never have just one

  • July 24, 2011 at 11:51 am

    3 more days and all plant sales are done. So if you want to grow some or add a few more to your garden contact me now or order from my website. I have some that are almost 1 foot tall and flowering. Sales stop Tuesday afternoon Pacific time and then remainder go into Greenhouse. If you live in San Diego I am giving away free plants when you buy plants!

  • July 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Art….Music….Food….Margaritas…and HOT SAUCE? I’ll tell you what these have in common, they will all be featured and celebrated at our August 27th Celebration. We’ve teamed up with the guys at SIP Lounge, NYC to throw a awesome night of fiery goodness and fun!
    Here’s what going down: Saturday, August 27th at 8 PM the fun begins! To start your tantalizing sensory journey let’s begin with your tastebuds! We’ll have a full spread of incredible food, handcrafted by SIP’s Culinary mastermind Matt and featuring a variety of Heartbreaking Dawns Hot Sauces. Are your eyes ready yet? On display will be original artwork by Jae Connor of Electric Lotus Tattoo, Boonton, NJ. For those of you unaware, Jae is the artist behind several of HBD’s Label Designs. Here’s your chance to see a wonderful selection of his paintings. Did you think we’ve forgotten about your ears? Absolutely Not! One of SIP’s resident DJ’s will be mixing up the finest bootie droppin’ riddums to set the mood……..I bet all this excitement is getting you thirsty…Well… SIP Owner and Mixologist Siris has just the thing. A handcrafted Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita! This drink features Pineapple Infused Tequila, HBD’s Jalapeno Pineapple Hot Sauce and a messload of secrets! These will be on Special ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!
    So mark your calenders! For Saturday, August 27th!! 8 PM until whenever..SIP is located 998 Amsterdam Ave, B/T 109 & 110, NYC.

  • July 28, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Buddah will be there.

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  • July 29, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I wish I could. I will be in the Jersey area for a little BBQ for a friend the weekend before. Bad timing.

  • August 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Well here is the first post for aug. Fireside chat. I still have plants left that I will practically give away if someone gets a hold of me. And if you live in so cal and visit I will give you a whole bunch of free plants too. Now I come to the time where I await my harvest. Will take deposits soon for quantity of trinidad butch t, trinidad moruga scorpion, trinidad 7 pot, fatalii, chocolate habanero, yellow 7 pot and will also have some 7 pot douglah as well and ghost. Now don’t wait if you are a saucemaker. I willl dry my chiles and sell retail on my site if I have to. Pricing will vary on quantity. As far as I know I will b 1 of the only sources for these chiles. And I am really looking forward to trying the new products that are made with them!

  • August 3, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Hey Jim what will prices per LB be for fresh chiles and dried?I may be interested fresh and dried in moruga,douglah,choc habanero,butch t,and yellow 7pot.A guy can never have too many chiles

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