September 16, 2003

cooking with jalapenos

I am sick. When I am sick, I make chicken soup. When I make chicken soup, I use lots of onion. However, I am out of onion, so this time, I decided to use jalapenos instead. (When I don't cook my own chicken soup, I go to Pho To Chau for some Vietnamese chicken soup, and it has jalapenos). I'd never tried it, but I figured it was worth a shot.

I removed all the seeds as I was chopping the jalapeno. I'd never cooked with them before, but I knew the seeds were the spicy part. I also knew you shouldn't touch your eyes after you'd touched jalapenos because the juice would sting you pretty badly. I knew this. Only I forgot.

Jalapenos hurt. They _really_ hurt. I put some milk on a paper towel, soaked my eyes, then scrubbed my hands as hard as I could.

Only I didn't get all the juice off.

Now, anything that wasn't covered in really thick layers of skin is stinging from jalapeno juice. I took a shower, thinking that would help, and got jalapeno juice on my scrubbrush. You know how drinking water after eating spicy food helps spread the spice? It turns out that's true, even outside your mouth.

Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow.

And I'm _still_ sick.

Posted by Meredith at September 16, 2003 10:55 PM

Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow.

Feel better.

Posted by: al on September 17, 2003 11:10 PM

hey, I'm sick too! We must have caught it in Philadelphia.

Posted by: dave on September 26, 2003 05:57 PM

Perceptions do not limit reality.

Posted by: Dougherty Terence on November 28, 2003 12:05 PM

how do i get the residue off my hands? i washed 3 times and still i touch my face and it burns

Posted by: anissa on August 9, 2005 08:27 PM
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