pepper and stew

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When the weather is getting chilly like now, there’s nothing better than this dish with a shot of soju for dinner. It warms you right up! This dish is full of everything tasty, big chunky juicy dark meat chicken, soft potatoes and deep, rich and spicy juice that tastes so yummy when eaten with rice. Soju is a korean liquor made with mainly potatos. It tastes somewhere between japanese sake and vodka. It’s used in Korean cooking a lot, especially in cooking meat. When heated with meat, the alcohol evaporates and takes away the gamey smell of the meat with it. So even if you are not into drinking this liquor, it’s good to keep a bottle for cooking purposes. And they are super cheap at Korean grocery shops, usually less then $7 a bottle.  It is the most popular drink in Korea and there are many different brands but most of them come in green bottles. You can use any brand for cooking. If you can’t find soju near you, no worries. You can substitute soju with sake or vodka. You can use many different types of chicken as long as it’s dark meat: bone-in chicken thighs, wings, and drumsticks…etc. Just make sure they are not too big, and you might need to cook them a bit longer in order for the chicken to cook through. I like to use boneless chicken thighs the best because they take less time to cook and also less messy to eat. 

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Spicy Shrimp Etouffe. Shrimp (2 pounds), Red Bell Pepper (1), Jalapeno (1), Vidalia Onion (¼), Garlic (3-4 cloves), Thyme (1 tablespoon), Chicken stock (2 cups), Water (1 cup), Kosher salt (dash), Pepper (dash), Cayenne (dash), Butter (5 tablespoons), Flour (5 tablespoons), Olive oil (1 tablespoon), Stewed tomatoes (14 oz.).

Peel shrimp and reserve shells. Sautee shells in 1 tablespoon butter until pink. Add water and chicken stock and bring to boil. Simmer on low for 15 minutes then remove shells. Season broth with salt, pepper & cayenne. Finely dice peppers, onion, garlic and thyme and then sauté in olive oil in cast iron pan. When translucent, add 4 tablespoons of butter, flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne and stir.  Add broth to vegetables and flour and stir until thick. Add tomatoes and shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink. Serve with rice and hot sauce.

Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich, barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it

We walked arm in arm down the cobbled slope of the Royal Mile at a quarter to five, suffused with a glow engendered by several bowls of well-peppered oyster stew and a bottle of wine, shared at intervals during our “private communications.”
      The city glowed all around us, as though sharing our happiness. Edinburgh lay under a haze that would soon thicken to rain again, but for now, the light of the setting sun hung gold and pink and red in the clouds, and shone in the wet patina of the cobbled street, so that the gray stones of the buildings softened and streamed with reflected light, echoing the glow that warmed my cheeks and shone in Jamie’s eyes when he looked at me.

Kuba made this delicious letcho the other day. 😍😍 Letcho is a thick Hungarian stew, made with peppers, onions, tomatoes and lots of paprika (sweet and hot!). 🌶🍅🔥 It was perfect with steamed potatoes! We don’t have any letcho leftover for dinner tonight, though, since it’s so good it never lasts more than a day. 😅 Instead, I’m making avocado cucumber sushi. 🤗 Yum!

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Botanical name : Morchella Esculenta

Common names : Morel, True Morel, Sponge Morel, Common Morel

Physical appearance : The morel features a distinctive cap which resembles a cross-section of a honeycomb. The deep pitting is a distinguishing feature which differentiates true morels from false ones. The stem is white to pale yellow whilst the cap is pale brownish cream and can include grey tones. The cap and stem form one continuous chamber.

Edible parts : Stem and cap.

Best places to find : Favours sandy soils, usually under broad leaved, hard woods. Can be found in pasture land, old orchards, woodland clearings and recently burnt arable or forest land.

Time of year : Best harvested in early Spring.

Serving suggestions : The pitted nature of the morel’s surface tends to accumulate a lot of debris and/or insects. Be sure to clean thoroughly before consumption. NB! - The morel should not be consumed in its raw state, as it contains a gastrointestinal irritant (hydrazine). Parboiling or blanching these mushrooms will denature this irritant, making it safe for human consumption.

Sliced and gently fried in butter with a hint of crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Also good for stews, soups and omelettes.

Other uses : These mushrooms are ideal for freezing and drying and can be stored for a long time in these states. Morels have also been used in Chinese medicine to help treat digestive problems and to control phlegm. Modern scientific research is being carried out, into the anti viral, anti fatigue and anti tumour properties of the Morel.

NB - Please be sure you know what you are picking. Many plants look similar to one another and many can be poisonous! Please seek professional instruction if you are unsure! This is all the more important whilst dealing with mushrooms. Don’t risk your life!!!

anonymous asked:

HELP. Imbolc is tomorrow, and I can't go out and do anything because we have ten feet of snow. :( Any advice?

Hi lovely! Happy Imbolc!

Not to worry, there is lots of things you can do inside!

  • If it’s sunny where you are today, try sitting by a sunny window. You could also charge any tools or items for a spell under the sun for warmth, joy, and growth.
  • If you worship or work with the goddess Brigid, try a meditation with her involved, construct an altar for her, or do any other activities you normally do honor her. She was also the goddess of healing, poems and fire, so if you like, read some poetry or perform a healing spell.
  • Have a bath, to wash away negativity and the chill of winter to make room for warmth, coming of spring and growth.
  • Light a candle or two. (If you can’t burn things and have a wax melter or one of those wall-flower wax warmers, those work well too)
  • If you enjoy tea, make yourself some tea to enjoy! (Tea, spiced wines and milk traditionally correspond with Imbolc) If you are interested in divination at all, try reading your tea leaves. 
  • Other types of divination you could do are oracle/tarot readings, runes, a pendulum reading, or scrying with fire, clouds or even dirt. 
  • Any potted plants you have in the house would benefit from some extra love and attention today, and caring for them would be another simple way to celebrate.
  • Common foods that are made or consumed on Imbolc include breads, cakes, pastries in general, peppers, soups and stews, onions, raisins, seeds, and dairy products. (If you like soup, even canned would work fine)
  • I personally love to do some spring cleaning on this day. Sort of a cleansing ritual for myself. Usually I have some incense going to help cleanse the space too and music playing.

Here are some links that might be helpful too ^.^

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Dinner. I improvised some stuff.

Hake, rubbed with crushed saffron and sugar, then covered with a sauce of stewed peppers and onions and tomatoes, and aromatic vegetable type stuff, and a lot of brandy, then baked til cooked but tender.

Long grain rice, parboiled with lemon juice, then dumped with its water and all into a pan I’d fried onions and preserved lemon and garlic in, stirred up with peas, seasoned with pepper and a bit of saffron water and some smoked paprika, and basically cooked down at a high then low heat til it had a sticky caramelised crust on the bottom but was fluffy on top — the weird bastard offspring of arroz a banda and Persian Chelow, but gorgeously lemony and garlicky and weirdly rich.

My Weirdo

A/N: Anon request for a Derek x reader where the reader is super goofy. She’s silly, talks to animals like she would people, sings while she cooks, basically she’s the complete opposite of Derek, but that’s why the work together.

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“We’ll be back later big man,” you said to Clooney, the German Shepherd you shared with Derek. “Be a good boy and don’t poop on the carpet okay?”

He just cocked his head to the side, his tongue hanging out in utter happiness. “You know he can’t understand a damn thing you say, right baby?” Derek laughed. The first time you’d ever spoken to Clooney in front of Derek he had laughed hysterically. You tended to not do that around people; they thought you were weird. But Derek had immediately found it adorable.

“I know,” you said, grabbing his hand as you headed out to the store. You needed to go grocery shopping so you could fix dinner tonight. “But he always sort of looks like he understands, and frankly most animals are better conversationalists than people.”

Derek laughed, kissing the top of your head. “You ready?” he asked, turning around so you could jump onto his back.

“Yesssss!” you said, hopping onto his back and excitedly screaming as he ran down the stairs.

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As you made your way into the grocery store, you grabbed a cart and climbed inside, standing on it as if it were a surfboard. Immediately, Derek grabbed the handlebar, gliding the cart into the store and down the produce section. People were staring - mothers explaining to their children that they couldn’t stand up in the cart even though you were doing it, but you didn’t care. You were unabashedly you. So many people you knew became so serious when they got older, never having any fun, never laughing, never just acting like a kid, so you prided yourself on being an adult when you had to be and acting like a kid the rest of the time - you were happier that way.

The laces on your mismatched converse sneakers nearly got caught in the metal lattice of the cart and you started to trip, but Derek, ever your Prince Charming, caught you bridal style before you fell to the floor. 

“Thank you, love,” you said, bringing his face to yours for a kiss. After you hopped down, you realized you hadn’t actually planned on what to have for dinner, you just knew you needed food. “So, do you want to have the peppered beef stew for dinner? And maybe I could make that double chocolate bread pudding for dessert?”

The look on his face could only be described as content. “Yes, please. To all of that. Can I have you for dessert too?”

“Of course,” you said, “You can peel me out of my ripped up graphic tees and crappy jean shorts.”

“But you have to keep on the glasses tonight,” he said, shifting the frames on your face. He didn’t want to admit how much the wire-rimmed glasses turned him on.

“Absolutely, I’m so glad you love nerds,” you said, grabbing the beef you needed.

Derek picked up the carrots, spices and potatoes you needed. “Not all nerds. Just my nerd. My weirdo,” he said, kissing you once again in the middle of the produce section.

“I love being your weirdo,” you said, heading over to the bakery section. “Now let’s get all the bread and sugary crap and other delicious things we’ll need and then we can go home so I can get started on this smorgasbord.

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After lugging all your groceries up the stairs, you barely bothered to unpack them - instead leaving them out to start cooking. The bread pudding actually took way longer to cook, so you pulled apart the croissants and cinnamon raisin bread, placing them in a pan and then putting chocolate chips on top.

“Baby, can you turn on some music?” you asked, needing something to dance to while you cooked. “You can turn on one of the music channels if you want.”

Before starting the rest of the meal, you ran into your bedroom, grabbed one of Derek’s sweatshirts and wore that with nothing else, ready to dance around half-naked in your kitchen. You began to mix the milk, chocolate syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and eggs together as “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO resounded throughout the apartment. You poured the mixture over the bread and then started singing and dancing while you waited for the bread to soak up some of the mixture. 

“Party rock is in the house tonight
Everybody just have a good time
And we gonna make you lose your mind
Everybody just have a good time”

Derek laughed hysterically as you did the running man in the middle of the kitchen wearing nothing but one of his oversized shirts. “You are so weird and so amazingly hot - I kind of wanna just take you back to the bedroom right now.”

You ran to the couch, leaning over the back to talk to Derek. If he were behind you, he would definitely be getting a great view of your butt. “If you do that, you get no food.” You kissed him on the head before running back to the kitchen to fix the bread pudding and put it in the oven.

Hours later, the stew and bread pudding were ready. The apartment smelled of rich chocolate and delicious beef. 

“I don’t think I can eat another bite, baby. That was so good,” he said once you’d finished. After waiting about an hour, during which time you danced like a fool in the living room, Derek grabbed your hand and lead you back toward the bedroom. You turned around to give one final message to Clooney. “You stay here boy. We love you, but we’ll see you in the morning.”

90′S MOVIE FOR TAURUS

Forrest Gump

‘’Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.’’

Sorry I havent posted anything for days. I had to help my aunt all weekend because she’s had knee surgery. Anyway, in this part, Raph really is a little ass. At least towards his brothers x) I think the last pic is the cutest thing I’ve ever drawn

#1: Raph pours pepper in Mikey’s stew

#2: Raph bothers Leo when he’s trying to practise his sword skills

#3: This glass thingy is just in the way

#4: Raph loving April

#5: Trying to offer his favorite teddy bear to his “good friend” Slash

Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.

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Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.

We walked arm in arm down the cobbled slope of the Royal Mile at a quarter to five,

suffused with a glow engendered by several bowls of well-peppered oyster stew and a bottle of wine, shared at intervals during our “private communications.”

The city glowed all around us, as though sharing our happiness. Edinburgh lay under a haze that would soon thicken to rain again, but for now, the light of the setting sun hung gold and pink and red in the clouds, and shone in the wet patina of the cobbled street, so that the gray stones of the buildings softened and streamed with reflected light, echoing the glow that warmed my cheeks and shone in Jamie’s eyes when he looked at me.

-Voyager

washingtonpost.com
His Paula Deen takedown went viral. But this food scholar isn’t done yet. - The Washington Post

Junot Diaz posts the best articles. I can’t wait to read this book.

The Paula Deen effect
So how did this self-trained historical cook and unaffiliated scholar — a man who majored in Afro-American studies and anthropology at Howard University but did not have the money to complete the coursework for his degree; who describes himself as outside the mainstream and “four time blessed” (“large of body, gay, African American and Jewish”); who for years supported himself (meagerly) as a Hebrew teacher; who underwrites the cost of his professional travel by crowdsourcing — come to be recognized as an important figure in the world of culinary scholarship?

The easy answer is Paula Deen.

In June 2013, shortly after disclosure of Deen’s past use of the n-word made her the culinary world’s reigning persona non grata, Twitty posted an open letter to her on Africulinaria.com in which he addressed Deen as a fellow Southerner, “a cousin if you will and not a combatant.” Twitty told Deen that far more repugnant to him than her use of the n-word was “the near universal erasure of the black presence from American culinary memory.” He described that phenomenon as a form of “culinary injustice that robbed blacks of a vital form of their history and identity.”

“Your barbecue,” he wrote, “is my West African babbake, your fried chicken, your red rice, your hoecake, your watermelon, your black-eyed peas, your crowder peas, your muskmelon, your tomatoes, your peanuts, your hot peppers, your Brunswick stew and okra soup, benne, jambalaya, hoppin’ john, gumbo, stewed greens and fat meat — have inextricable ties . . . to West and Central Africa.”

Twitty concluded his letter with an invitation to Deen to help him cook a meal of reconciliation at Stagville Plantation, a 30,000-acre spread near Durham, N.C., where 900 slaves once cultivated tobacco.


Deen never answered him, but the letter went viral. Among other results: Twitty’s description of the Cooking Gene Project caught the eye of 12 literary agents. (Harper Collins will publish his book, “The Cooking Gene,” later this year.)

With the end of Mardi Gras comes the beginning of Lent which means meatless Fridays for many New Orleans Catholics. Fret not, there is solace: “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sauté it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.”

It’s midnight, I still got energies but I am hungry, so I am making a pot of Hellfire.

“Hellfire” is a recipe by yours truly in which you mix rice and powdered curry in a pot with a fire under it before pouring salted and slightly oiled boiling water on it, and while the heat difference makes a huge scandal, you pour a minimum of 6 (tonight I am using 7) liquid hot sauces so each grain absorbs this Hell Water and you end up with a plate of Hellfire. You can use further peppers on its decoration or stewing. You then eat it and cry.