CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — Cottage cheese helps hot peppers plus Pinole chips and more

Published 9:54 am Monday, March 4, 2024

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I picked up a batch of fresh peppers from the market, and they were too hot for me.

That’s nearly unheard-of, but it happens.

I’ve been playing with running cottage cheese through the blender to make a smooth base, so I thought I’d make a pepper cheese. Something creamy, cooling and hot at the same time.

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A lovely green cream still turned out to be quite hot. So I spooned the green cheese into a bowl of still cottage cheese and finally, I got a cracker spread.

It was still a heat to be reckoned with.

Never give up.

Date Night Snack? – Pinole powder mixed into water energized Copper Canyon Mexican athletes who ran 50 to 100-mile stretches.

Pinole Chips are tortilla chips with masa harina corn flour, chia seeds and dates.

If your date night is working out, consider this “snack fuel” that is uniquely tasty and addictive. stocks these that I’ve shared with friends who like to join me in culinary thrill seeking. We’re onboard.

Dog Wellness – In this season of self improvement, does your dog need a boost?

A healthy pet is a happy pet, say the people of Bailey’s CBD. Drops and chews are designed to promote wellness.

Read the labels and see if your canine would enjoy something like Immunity Dog Chews in bacon flavor, with no grain or soy but with mushroom adaptogens to lower stress levels.

Your Wellness – So I found a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Sliders suggesting adding the desired amount of CBDelicious from CBDistillery.  It’s designed (for humans) to mix into dips, baked goods and morning coffee. Have you heard of everything now?

Darragh Doiron is a Port Arthur area foodie working on her kitchen scrap garden. Reach her at