Note: This post was supposed to go up two weeks ago. For some reason … it didn’t. Just found it now.
We went to the market this morning. I love Farmers Markets. Now that the weather has finally started heating up, I find there’s many more vendors outdoors selling their produce and it makes for a much more enjoyable market.
One thing I am surprised about is the prices though. I suppose the weather has been to blame for poor or no crops, etc.
Anyways, like usual I had a hey day at Cava Cuisine. I didn’t actually buy anything, which makes me annoyed each time. It’s like I get overloaded with excitement and never know what to buy so then I walk away to think about it and by the time we walk around I’ve forgotten what I really loved so I say ‘Next time’ and it happens like that each time so far.
The highlight of our shopping trip this morning though has to be the peppers we bought. I have been looking all over for really nice fresh habanero peppers to make my own Jerk Seasoning. I spotted them and waited for Levi to join up with us to take him back over and pick a few out. I want to experiment with different combinations of spices to figure out what flavor I am exactly going for. We picked out a few peppers when the vendor came over to us and tells us … I’ve got a pepper even hotter than habanero if you want to see it.
Ummm … YES!
So he whips out this plastic covered box of red gloriousness. He doesn’t quite pull back the plastic right away but instead builds up the suspense. This pepper is 214 times hotter than the habanero. It’s over 1 million on the Scoville Scale. One pepper will jerk an entire side of beef. People may die if they eat this.
What is it?
I am pretty sure I made like giddy noises at this point. I am sure I embarrassed our non-foodie friend that was with us.
Imagine what a bit of this pepper could do for a big batch of salsa?
He assures us that if someone gets a bit of the juice in their eye and doesn’t have a glass of milk nearby to pour into their eye instantly, dialing 9-1-1 might not be fast enough to save them from burning through their eye. I think that might have been a bit of an exaggeration. I am not going to test it out to prove him wrong though. I’ll just trust that he knows what he knows.
So of course … we had to buy it. We bought three habaneros for the jerk and one naga for … well who knows.
Now we’ve got it into our heads that we need to make a kickass salsa. And I am so into making stuff and canning it … why the heck not?! … that we’re going to buy all the stuff for it next pay day.
This will mark the third time I’ve bought all the canning supplies because I’ve sold them twice before. I have to stop moving far away I guess.
The salsa will be another post. As will the Jerk Seasoning.
The one thing I’d love to see more of at the Market here in Saskatoon is gluten-free products and also more egg and dairy free baking. I think there’s a real market for that in this city. I would say that I’d do it myself but I have no time to supply the city of Saskatoon with my delicious awesomeness. Because, basically, that’s exactly what it is. 😉