Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hot Sauce Heaven or is it Hell? You decide.


I love hot and spicy . . . flavor and kick.

That’s why a few years ago I started collecting hot sauces.


At the moment I have 147 bottles on my shelf
 and several opened in the refrigerator. 


Last week Connie, my wife, was painting the kitchen,
So I removed my collection from the shelf,

Washed the bottles and now I’m putting them back up.

When people enter our kitchen they know that the food served here is going to be anything but bland. 


Look at the labels.



There are names like, "Tears & Sweat",
"Sweet Death", "Tongue Torch", "Sir Fartalot",
"MoHotta MoBetta", "Texas Tears",
and
"Burnin' Love".




The graphics go from skull & crossbones to

sandy beaches and burning outhouses. 



This is one of my shelves, they wrap around three walls of the kitchen. 

There are bottles with warnings on the bottles 


and some with labels that dare you to try them. 
 It’s a fun collection and a great conversation starter 
for anyone that comes into our home.  


Now to tell you about this old coffee can . . .

This one is our favorite.
My Dad, like myself, loved to make chili

and this can is where he kept his chili spices.



We have used spices from this can,
 but we have always added more before the original

was completely used up.



Therefore; there is always a little bit of Dad
And his chili spices in that can.




To us, it’s a family heirloom 
and one day will belong to our daughter.


Add a little spice to your life,

Steve



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4 comments:

  1. You have quite the collection of hot sauces. I have a blogger friend that is into hot sauces....I directed her to your blog. I made some pickled jalapeno peppers the other day, I had ONE on my tacos tonight. I am just getting into hot sauces....thanks to Biz...hopefully she visits you.

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  2. Wow, that is one of a kind collection! The labels are both really cool and scarry at the same time I think :).

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  3. Wow, what an amazing collection. We love hot sauces in this house (boat) too xxx

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  4. That is a lot of sauce. I seem to have the same problem with rubs. That Folgers can is classic.

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