I am a very happy camper today. You could even say I have found Nirvana, Heaven, Valhalla, Shangri-La, and Utopia. Why? Because today I was able to get fresh roasted Hatch Green Chile from New Mexico.
The grocery store I go to here in the Pacific Northwest is getting the mouthwatering fruit in for the next four to six weeks. And they are fire roasting it on the premises. So I got a case; 25 pounds of this little taste of my natal state. I realize that that may sound like a whole lot of chile, but it’s amazing how quickly it gets used up. When I have an even small quantity I will put it in just about everything; from scrambled eggs to chicken noodle soup. And of course all of my native New Mexican dishes.
Now I can’t just leave the chile in the box. I had to spend a couple hours packing it into small sandwich bags so that they can be frozen. Then, whenever I need a few chilies I just pull a baggie out of the freezer.
Even though my sad little garden didn’t pan out they way I had hoped, I am thrilled that I will still get to have an abundance of chile. And there is all the other fruits that are coming into season now. I really do enjoy the variety of fresh food that is so easily available right now. Of course I will still tend my two little tomato plants that do have some fruit setting in on them, and plan for next year.