Originally Posted by jpmcgrew
Actually its not the seeds that give the heat, its the veins in the pepper so for a milder Jalapeno scrape those out
Well this is only kind of true. The seeds themselves do not contain any of the oil that the heat comes from. That does come from the veins. However, because of the close proximity of the seeds to the veins, the oils rub off and get all over the seeds so because of that the seeds do actually contribute to the heat and removing them will lessen the fire in your mouth.
Jan I am curious about your peppers as well. I have never had luck with jalapenos until this year. My past two years mine were as hot as bell peppers, but yesterday I pulled in my first one of the year. I took a bite and thought I was going to die. Needless to say, I am thrilled that this years peppers have heat!