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  1. Yum, padron peppers are a favourite snack in Spain, too. I like your rendition, blistering them in sesame oil and dipping them into sesame seeds.
    Chiles en nogada are quite easy to make, Amanda, good, I have to admit, I did not stuff the peppers, I layered them and it takes time (a thing these 15 Grandmothers have) but it is really great to make at home. I fell in love with it after watching ‘For Water Like Chocolate’, I’ll see if I can post the recipe soon-ish.
    N xx

  2. Oh my goodness, Nicole. You eat like I do. I cannot believe you made Chiles en nogada. I saw that movie so long ago, I’ll have to watch it again. I didn’t even remember that I’d seen them before. I need to know what they did for that walnut sauce. I tasted a little white wine in it. But wow. And yes, I’ve had these as tapas before in Spain too. These are really a perfect snack! xo

  3. You sound like my daughter-in-law. When she likes something,he can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It looks like you created a really tasty snack.
    If you move, I’ll miss that kitchen window. Stay safe.

    • Thanks so much. I do have a tendency to overdo something when I like it. I may need a from these soon, butt not yet. I’m not moving anytime soon, but I will make sure I have a nice window and a straight sink. Be well. Xo

  4. This reminds me of the peppers my mom used to make when I was little. We would eat it the same way. My mom would cook it with anchovies and vinegar. It’s a weird combination, but it was really good. Yours sounds delicious with Sesame oil. I can eat this anytime with rice. 😀

  5. I could eat this for breakfast (and all other meals too). What a wonderful, simple dish! I’d eat it, hoping to get the “padron” pepper, but I know it would end up in Pierre’s plate… and he’s the one who is afraid of all things spicy!
    I hear you about moving out of the city… I day dream about living in the country all the time, maybe that’s why I decided to get a driving license! But I bet fall in Manhattan is still a beautiful sight.

    • That’s so funny. I hope for the padron too. I think I got one once and it wasn’t too bad. Fall in Manhattan is beautiful and romantic but do is fall in the country. Maybe we need country homes and city apartments….One can dream.

  6. We love these too – in Spain they’re Pimientos de Padron because they come from a village called Padron. We grew them for a couple of years until one year we had to pull them all up as they were so blisteringly hot (each and every one!) that they made people ill 🙁 DIdn’t put us off them though!

    • That is hilarious. This is probably the true reason they’re called Padrones. I guess that wouldn’t make sense in Mexico. That’s so funny that yours were all hot. I definitely got one or two but nothing too serious.I’d live to grow these. The way I’ve been eating them, they’d disappear. They’re great as tapas. So good. Great to hear from you chica. I hope you’re well.

    • It sounds like you got the packet of seeds that should have been mixed in with a large sack of weak ones. I’m often a bit disappointed when most of them turn out to be mild 😉

  7. I’ll look for the peppers here Amanda. So intriguing. And I love the simple, elegant preparation you’ve done here.
    As for your potential move – perhaps you’re like me – a gypsy at heart. A home in two countries appeals to me – and why stop there? A home in the city, in the country, by the sea, in France, in Mexico, perhaps New Zealand, Tasmania for sure, and Yorkshire – oh Yorkshire of course – where else is there but Yorkshire? Be still my heart….
    All but for that one small thing, cash.;)
    Love your writing. Your photographs. And your zest for life. xo

    • You may be right. I may be a gypsy, yet making a home in one place (or this year two cuz Mexico) is so important for me. That’s what I think our pull toward the kitchen is…making a home wherever we are and traveling the world through our pots and pans. What a beautiful compliment in your last line. Thank you so much. I admire the same in you and your curiosity about those who came before as well. So cool. I like your idea of having a home everywhere though. 🙂 Be well! xo

    • That is awesome, MD. I need to go back to Spain soon. I had no idea they were so popular. I am so glad they’re my new favorite thing. And you’re always welcome at the party. Late better than never. 😉

      • Me too – I haven’t been this year! I have remembered something else about the peppers – they were taken to Padrón from Mexico by Franciscan monks and they are one of the oldest non hybrid peppers 🙂

        • Very interesting. I can always count on you for knowledge. You would think they might have gone the other way around, Mexico being new Spain, but Mexico is the land of peppers so it’s cool to see the influence going the other way. So interesting.

  8. Yeah these are called Pimientos de Padron here! Boy you are healthy if this is your preferred snack of the moment 🙂 I love the concept of the sesame seeds tossed on top, they don’t do that here. Perhaps I should. And then snack on them at all times. xx

    • Ha! Thanks. Yes I’m loving these. I don’t usually throw the sesame seeds on top, but I’m trying to keep them exciting as I binge on them a few times a week these days. I’ll do it until they disappear 🙂 Imagine living in a country where these are on the menu? Here I come, Spain.

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