Amigos, Mr. Tim is practically working night and day to get all the chile plants growing, planning for canary melons this summer, pumpkins this fall, and of course strawberries are coming along soon.
So, while I’ve really enjoyed visiting with you every week, with recipes or idioms or history, it’s time for me to say, “Hasta luego” and go help Mr. Tim!
Recuérdame – remember me – when you enjoy green or red chiles!
And come visit us at the Dixie Chile Ranch.
Su amigo jamás, Diego
Meriwether Lewis took along over 190 pounds of “dried portable soup” to sustain the Lewis and Clark Expedition when game was scarce. Nobody knew what was in the “portable soup” but Lewis was a firm believer in it being highly nutritious. Nutritious or not, the men of the expedition grew to loathe it.
Should’ve added some chile verde, in my opinion.
Su amigo, Diego
green chile – from Hatch, New Mexico – is the very best, in taste, heat, and culinary excellence.
Some people accuse me of being too partial.
So, in my defense, here’s a link to an excellent older article by David Tanis which explains some of the chile verde mystique: https://www.saveur.com/hatch-chiles-new-mexico
My cousin Luego found this cartoon and claimed it was a portrait of me, the Chile Wrangler, here at the Ranch.
But I don’t think it looks much like me. (And a stick horse ?!? C’mon, Luego!)