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Hiya Syd,

Yes, this turned out to be a LOT of Chili. After hand roasting them I place them in 1 Gallon Freezer Bags, seal um and put them to bed in the Freezer that I have put in the garage. Roughly a dozen to a bag.

Not Bell Peppers, no. This has a bit more of a kick to it.

I bought three varieties and they differ in temps.

The Pictured Chili's in the pan with potatoes, beef, onion and Garlic were Big Jim. Those would be Med/Hot.

The Sandia is Hot and the Lumbre is X-Hot.

There is also a mild variety and a medium but I don't mess with them. They are ok but ya have to have a little bit of a kick to life. If you have to pour Hot Sauce on Chili, then ya bought the wrong Chili.

But in the case of Green Chili even the X-Hot is nothing like some of the more mad dog hot stuff out there. It is all actually a pretty interesting study.

There is a thing called the Scoville Scale. It is not exact because folks themselves differ, but it is a good way to rate the heat index of a particular variety.

The medium tends to be 1,000 to 2,500 Scovilles.

The Joe Parker is 1.500 to 3,000 Scovilles.

Big Jim (the ones I had in the pan) are 2,500 to 3,000 Scovilles. (From this you can see Joe Parker and Big Jim have the same top measure but Big Jim has a higher starting point so better in my book.)

The Sandia Chili is 5,000 to 7,000 Scovilles.

For comparative purposes only, if you have ever had a Habanero, those come in at 100,000 to 350,000 Scovilles. The red ones even higher.

The Carolina Reaper holds the grand title coming in at > 2,200,000 Scovilles. This is the point were you do not want to be anywhere near a knife as you would be likely to cut yer tongue out.

All that said to say the ones I bought and love have a nice little zing to them to add flavor. I'll toss in a chili index just for reference.

The health benefits are actually quite amazing.   http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/chili-peppers.html

Most folks know that if you are able to take in vitamins and minerals from natural food sources it is better for you than supplements.

"Scientific studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese persons."

Having achieved SVR I intend to take a bit healthier approach to the gift of life granted to me. Certain foods, including Chili is a planned approach that fits the bill.

All my best Syd.

 

JimmyK

 



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Wow Jimmy, that must mean you have a **** load of chiles and I use that word advisedly as I don't think constipation would be an issue at your place. 

seriously that dish looks absolutely beautiful. They are not bell peppers are they? I think we call them capsicums. If they really are all chiles then that must be one hot mother of a dish. 

how much longer until you guys hop on that boat? It must be really coming up fast now. 

Syd.

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Sydhanrahan wrote:

Wow of course we're belting through October Jimmy. I'm so happy for. You have been an inspiration for so many of us. To know younand Carloyn are about to sail off into the sunset SVR is absolutely fanatsic.

i loved going back over  the stages/ hobbies/  we have cheered you through. How could we have forgotten the case of the multiplying watches? The strange shenanigans Clyde got himself involved in - the fall guy for the disappearing chocolate, relegated to the misty depths if the fish bowl. And then the barbie machine which I was so envious of and how I tried really hard to follow how wafts of fragrant wood could be enticed to drift at various speeds and strengths, across that marinaded meat.

i didn't realise that you were packing away 4 sliced up bison a week to go on it, nor that version one might not have been quite as good as a new version on the horizon. Nor that a new freezer would be needed to house said dead cow. 

Over here the media is talking about Hilary's loyalty and plain old resilience - now I think Caolyn must have a bucket of that too. I hope you guys have the best holiday

Much love Syd

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 My beloved Sister Down Under. ( My gosh that sounds... well never mind, had to use a Sydism in my response somehow.  LOL )

Regarding the "TonTaca" (See Dances with Wolves)

I believe what we have here is , failure to communicate" (See Cool Hand Luke)

The Freezer was required not for "Tontaca" (ibid)

But for New Mexico Chili.

To be honest your idea is far better an investment, but this is not a number of Animals taking up residence in my garage, it is Chile's and they can be used in a number of ways.

One example only, in order to bring picture to the meaning is shown below.

New Mexico Chili is the Green and Red

Combined with some beef, onion, potato, garlic and the all important... fork.

This combination I use on everything with the exception of Pancakes. Particularly good on Fried Eggs, Bean Burritos, and assorted "toys".

By the way. Most Chile is extremely good for the immune system and is a very powerful Anti-Occident.  wink

(The stuff is good for ya)

Your Brother,

 

JimmyK

 



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Thanks Jimmy, we all appreciate the level of support and help you give to our Hep C friends, as well as the good humour and fun you bring along.   

Good to hear you`ll be staying around.. smile



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Thanks Jill, we are both very grateful. Our thoughts will now turn to those less fortunate and still struggling with this.

Regards

 

JimmyK



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Great news, congratulations to you Jimmy!!!  And belated congrats to Carolyn too, I`m very happy for you both!  w00t.gif

What better way to start your new healthy life together than sailing off on a cruise ship... I have no doubt you`ll have the best fun ever..and don`t forget to bring back photos!!

I love a happy ending, and a double happy ending is even better!!  biggrin

 



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If I have not mentioned it before, ALL the ladies here are just that.

Much Love!

 

Jimmy

 



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Hey, that is fantastic news! I can imagine you both feel relieved and happy. A new chapter, a new beginning a really happy moment!

I love SVR, it makes everyone feel happier! :D



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Wow of course we're belting through October Jimmy. I'm so happy for. You have been an inspiration for so many of us. To know younand Carloyn are about to sail off into the sunset SVR is absolutely fanatsic.

i loved going back over  the stages/ hobbies/  we have cheered you through. How could we have forgotten the case of the multiplying watches? The strange shenanigans Clyde got himself involved in - the fall guy for the disappearing chocolate, relegated to the misty depths if the fish bowl. And then the barbie machine which I was so envious of and how I tried really hard to follow how wafts of fragrant wood could be enticed to drift at various speeds and strengths, across that marinaded meat.

i didn't realise that you were packing away 4 sliced up bison a week to go on it, nor that version one might not have been quite as good as a new version on the horizon. Nor that a new freezer would be needed to house said dead cow. 

Over here the media is talking about Hilary's loyalty and plain old resilience - now I think Caolyn must have a bucket of that too. I hope you guys have the best holiday

Much love Syd

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wendyo wrote:

More importantly, I need to know how my pal Clyde is? 


 He is fine sis. A truly solid young man.

wink JimmyK



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More importantly, I need to know how my pal Clyde is? 



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1999 TX 1 - Inter -non responder 2001 TX 2 - Peg + Riba - viral load tripled and taken off

T3:  Harvoni 12 weeks Sept. 19, 2015 ALT 41 AST 30 VL 541800 UND at EOT and SVR 24 ALT 18 AST 26 platelets 223

 



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Excellent news.

Now you and Carolyn can both heal together as you have done everything else and enjoy life without C

It's a happy time around this forum more and more as each day/week/month passes and so different from when I joined in Jan. It's a new day.

 

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SOT 2/9/16 / ALT 187 AST 114 VL 2.3M.    POSTS

EOT 5/2/16  ALT 35/ AST/25  platlets 126 C/B VL UND

EOT +12 7/26/16  ALT 25 /AST 22/ ALP 83  platlets 129 C/B VL UND

EOT + 24 10/18/16 ALT 27/ AST 20/ ALP 71 platlets 153 C UND

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The many very kind words are appreciated. It all seems so strange now.

During both treatment plans I felt like I was in my element. There was a fight to be fought and I felt at ease with that.

Now what the heck do I do?

During treatment, I would obsess with certain things. I would find something like Watches and the next thing I knew some treatment time had passed, and I ended up with 8 Watches.

Then the BBQ adventures led me to getting a monster set up. Side Burner, Gas Grill next to a Charcoal Grill, next to that an offset Fire Box. Perfect for just about anything eh?

That was until I got a wild hair for New Mexico Chili. Then I had to grill and freeze a butt-load of those and while talking to the Manager of the local HEB I talked him into selling me 75 lbs ( 3 boxes ).

Came home all kinds of happy because I closed it at an incredible price. That is when Carol pointed out that the Freezer on the Samsung was in no way able to deal with 75 lbs of frozen chili while at the same time dealing with normal loads such as Turkeys for upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas. She says "Now what smart guy"?

I'm like,

:Honey let's buy a freezer for the garage!"

She is all... 

So we bought a freezer. Now I had room so I started ordering Chili from Hatch Chilies direct. Picked on Tuesday and at my door by Friday 25 pounds per box.

I now have 150 lbs frozen and one final box arriving Friday. (Last for this season)

Then in usual fashion I started looking at the BBQ set up and it was not good enough. There was no way to set up a Rotisserie, so Mr Smart Guy needed to do something about that. The picture below is the latest addition. Another BBQ, Rotisserie, tumble basket for Chilies, and one final round of   from Carolyn.

All of the above I attribute to Treatment, then a miserable Failure, short wait and new Treatment, sweating if Carolyn was going to be cured, she was, then yesterday I find out I am, and now it all comes to a screeching halt with "Now what am I gonna do?"

Psssst. Anyone wanna buy a watch?

 

 

 



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I am so happy for you and Carolyn. Hoping this is a relaxing, exciting, everything you want and need vacation. 

virtual hug from your lil sis.

 



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T3:  Harvoni 12 weeks Sept. 19, 2015 ALT 41 AST 30 VL 541800 UND at EOT and SVR 24 ALT 18 AST 26 platelets 223

 



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Wow Jimmy.  You got to the finish line!  I've been waiting to hear the outcome after you insurance saga and suspense.  BIG CONGRATULATIONS  to you both.  What a long haul.  Enjoy the cruise and let us know how you are feeling.  Amazing.



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SVR12 8/13/2016!!!!!!!!!  I WON!!

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That is very cool!!

 



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2014 vl 4.22E+6

2015-03-05 vl 1.53E+6

2016 Fibroscan F4 22.0

Waiting treatment/ On treatment: 14/09/16 Epclusa

10/06/16Fibroscan F4 22.0

Aug/16 ALT 72/ AST 50

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Awesome Jimmy K! How does it feel to be totally done? I am sure it's the best feeling ever. Congratulations! 



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Best kind of bon voyage! Nice duds for it too. You need a matching his and hers tho. Yer sailing already! biggrin C.



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SOF/VEL with/without GS-9857 trial - NCT02639338.

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Congratulations from Appalachia, JK! I couldn't be happier for you and Carol. You did it!!! There was never any doubt this time around smile



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Ahh my sweet sister. I do not mean to be cryptic. I just needed a different and unique way to announce SVR-12.  Got the call today post my blood draw on 09/29.

Both Carolyn and I appear to be cured. Feels very odd to say it after so many years, but SVR-12 is pretty cool.  ;)

 

Your Brother

 

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Hey Bro,

I finally "got" one of your concise, cryptic, messages! - first time round!!!, without anyone having to expound on it, 'splain it to me!! Pictures always help in my case. (At least .... I think) .... hmm maybe you will have to confirm, after all, sigh, having to 'splain really does take all the  humour out of a good riddle, doesn't it?

Whal, I figure it's the holiday shirt that Jimmy built! - design by Jimmy. His numbers, oddly modeled by tkflex36? (of all people!!), sleeve length by popular request, basic black ensemble to match stockings and footwear, syd would approve. One size fits all - perfectly!!! Really cool. One is well dressed and ready to go ANYWHERE in that! I just love it! biggrin C.



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SOF/VEL with/without GS-9857 trial - NCT02639338.

SOT March 10 - EOT May 5, 2016 - SOF/VEL/VOX 8 week trial.

 

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