Chile season is upon us. We put up a sack a green chile from Wagner’s Farm here in Corrales this afternoon, and while we were waiting for the them to steam after bringing the freshly roasted sack of green chiles home, I got inspired to finish the music video for my Capsaicin Cub song. The video is meant to be funny, so some aspects are a little different.
Below is a photo of the chile guitar and chile bass I used in the video. They are built by Dean, but I had a photo of chiles printed on a skin by Curtis Osborne at The Village Printshop here in Corrales earlier in the year, and we stuck the chiles skins on the guitar and bass. I got the guitar and bass on eBay at very good prices; therefore, I was expecting to use them mainly as props. As it turned out, the guitar and bass are very good instruments. I played the chile guitar on the recording of Capsaicin Cub used in the video, but Ron Blood played the bass line using his own electric bass guitar. However, I have played the chile bass on many of the recordings I have posted this year.
After pealing, cutting off the heads, and removing the seeds and veins from the green chiles, we normally put them in quart-size Ziploc bags, flatten the bags and freeze them. Since we have a lot of recipes that take three quart-size bags of green chiles, we decided to freeze some of the chiles in gallon Ziploc bags with the same amount of green chile as three quart-size bags in each gallon bag.
29 thoughts on “Chile Season & Chile Music”
Every time you make a video, I always think you can’t do another one as good. And each time you prove me wrong. This is great! 🙂
Thanks, Susan. The video was a lot of work.
Enjoyed the video!
We usually grow all of our peppers, but I couldn’t even get seedlings to grow this year. Glad to see your wife wearing gloves. I always forget . . .
Thanks, Robin. A sack of green chile weighs about 40 pounds and has a lot of green chiles. If we didn’t wear gloves our hands would burn for a week.
Enjoyed the video and the photos of this year’s pepper prep. 🙂
It looks like one of my friends is ready to be a rock star… Love the video, Tim. It gave me a boost at 7 AM and I’m ready to make it through the day. But first I need a hot and strong espresso…
Enjoy your espresso. Thanks, Herman.
I got heartburn just listening and reading this.
Chile has the burn indeed. Thanks, Inchcock.
Too much for me, Tim! Haha!
You amaze me with your creativity! This video was fabulous!
And the chili processing is well worth it! 🌶🌶🌶
Thanks, Nancy. I’m so happy you liked the video. We have to have our daily chile.
Smokin’ Hot Tim! The video was worth the wait. I can’t stop laughing at how something so “Bloody Awful” could be so good. Kind of like eating Chile’s.
Hi Ron. Kind of amazing isn’t it? This was a better season to finish the video. Thanks for all your collaboration on this project.
Fun stuff for sure! Enjoyed the video/song! The chile guitar and bass wraps ate cool… 👌
I love this! If only you could include the smell of roasting chiles.
The garden (or as I like to call it micro-farm) has put out a ton of hot peppers for me. Love the video, Tim 🙂
It’s nice when you get a bumper crop. Thanks, Teri!
Yeah but I have to figure out how to keep it safely stored. So far I’ve dried, frozen, made sauce…
Roast the peppers and freeze them. Pealing before freezing is optional.
I want into the Capsaicin Club!
This is fabulous, Timothy!
Luv, luv, luv!
The vid is great, your guitar is fab and you are the most awesome!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, Resa. You are too kind. I know you like chiles, so you are in the Capsaisin Club.
Ha ha fun video Tim … I love chillies! Go Laurie … kitchen whizz 🙂