There's something about hot peppers, especially jalapeños, that just makes me feel great. It all goes back to my days growing up in the Southwest. Peppers are such a part of the culture in Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Colorado (to name just a few places) that its impossible to ignore them. You just get involved to one degree or another.
So, being around the peppers in the McRorie Community Garden is a real delight. And, it's a trip down memory lane. Those peppers in the photo above are probably Blake's. Some plots have changed hands recently, so I'm not sure. I know Blake's grown peppers in this patch before, so they're probably his prizewinners.
I looked for a photo of Blake in the collection of Human Beans
on the Zoobird blog I started before Zoobird proper, but couldn't find one. The last time I saw Blake was a momentous occasion... Read the rest here, in the Organic Mexican Food Lovers Zoo!