Linda G. Hill

Life in progress

Day 5 – Nano Poblano: Red Hot Chili Peppers


I don’t know if it’s the subconscious prodding of being part of Team Pepper, or if it’s the weather, but I had a craving yesterday for chili con carne. So while I was at the grocery store, I bought all the ingredients which are now simmering on my stove top, their mingled aromas wafting into my nostrils and teasing my growling tummy.

I don’t like cooking, as a rule, except when I’m making something that I can see coming together in stages. To me, making a pot of chili, or spaghetti sauce, or dish I call “slop” (which is basically all the veggies you’d put in spaghetti except without the tomato sauce but including chopped tomatoes, and chicken and rice with a dash or two of curry) is more like building a dinner than cooking it. To me it looks like life.

You start with the basic ingredient and it’s like a newly formed child. Add in the next, which may be language, and a sprinkling of different spices (which we all know are actually experiences) and before you know it, it’s turned into something entirely different, and yet the same.

And then you eat it! Which incidentally is where it stops being like a person… unless you’re into that… but we won’t go there, will we…?

Where was I? Oh yes, peppers. My chili is going to be hot and spicy. Just like Nano Poblano… and the people involved. Who I won’t eat.



Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

22 thoughts on “Day 5 – Nano Poblano: Red Hot Chili Peppers

  1. Those last two lines just made me snort.


  2. My father always told me to have a tough exterior, Linda G. πŸ™‚ Now I finally know why it was to keep the forkers away from me.


  3. Good Grief what a relief … I do not fancy being ate!!


  4. I’m a cunning linguist and I approve the fact that you didn’t go there. Enjoy your spicy whatever it is you’re cooking! Unless it’s people.


  5. I appreciate your restraint in not cannibalizing your “teammates” during this month. πŸ˜€

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  6. You are so funny! That sounds delicious. Oddly enough, as a Team Pepper participant, I’ve been craving hot stuff too. I’ve got all kinds of fun things on the menu for this week, but I love cooking! πŸ™‚ But like you, I don’t eat people either.


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