Hatch Chili Festival
It was a real New Mexico kind of Saturday for me. I rolled out of bed and took my bike to the local farmers market. Then I returned to clean the trailer and grabbed the grease car. I drove about 40 miles south to Hatch for their yearly chili festival. It felt kind of like a ghetto carnival combined with town fair. The quantities of Chili and related products were impressive.
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Hatch Chile Rellenos. It's hatch time. This sounds like a winner. D's note: Don't char the chilis. Make them with a fresh chili. It is way too limp once they are charred.
Down the Hatch
It all started with a bag of these... I didn't believe it when I saw it. "You are teasing me again," (emphasis on again) I said to my husband when he brought home a steaming, hot bag of New Mexico Hatch green chile peppers from our local grocery store. He said, "Yeah, they are roasting them in front of the store." Freshly roasted New Mexico Hatch green chiles Stop it. Here? In Ohio? Chiles on display I had to see it for myself. What I found was a pretty display and half a dozen volunteers…