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Old 07-04-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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Is it just me, or...

...do red bell peppers smell a little like gasoline when YOU cut them up? Am I weird all in my own corner? Anyone is free to join me.





BTW, feel free to add your own "Is it just me..." query. Make note of the topic in the "Title" line, though. Kinda like using your car's signal when making a turn.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:44 PM   #2
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Yes, they smell weird, just hadn't pin-pointed the smell...
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:47 PM   #3
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Is it just me, or does the smell of lard melting in a pan make everyone else nauseous, too?

I don't know about the peppers, because I don't like hot things and a little cayenne is as far as I'll go.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:52 PM   #4
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Is it just me, or does the smell of lard melting in a pan make everyone else nauseous, too?

I don't know about the peppers, because I don't like hot things and a little cayenne is as far as I'll go.
It's just you

Bell peppers aren't hot. They have a Scoville rating of 0.
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Old 07-04-2016, 03:54 PM   #5
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Is it just me, or does the smell of lard melting in a pan make everyone else nauseous, too?

I don't know about the peppers, because I don't like hot things and a little cayenne is as far as I'll go.
Red bell peppers are considered "sweet" peppers, they aren't hot. The same with orange, yellow and green bell peppers.
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Old 07-04-2016, 04:04 PM   #6
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It's just you
Thanks. Why am I not surprised? At least I know I'm unique!

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Bell peppers aren't hot. They have a Scoville rating of 0.


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Red bell peppers are considered "sweet" peppers, they aren't hot. The same with orange, yellow and green bell peppers.
Hmmmm.......maybe I'll have to try some. Now THAT would be something new for me.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:18 PM   #7
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...do red bell peppers smell a little like gasoline when YOU cut them up?...
It's just you.
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:26 PM   #8
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Thanks. Why am I not surprised? At least I know I'm unique!

Hmmmm.......maybe I'll have to try some. Now THAT would be something new for me.
To me, melting lard smells like bacon Nothing bad about that!
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Old 07-04-2016, 05:39 PM   #9
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Yes, it's just you. Both of you.
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I think it's just you too.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:24 PM   #12
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To me, melting lard smells like bacon Nothing bad about that!
We must use different lard. If my lard smelled like bacon, I'd be burning my tongue licking it out of the pan and I'd never use olive oil again.
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We must use different lard. If my lard smelled like bacon, I'd be burning my tongue licking it out of the pan and I'd never use olive oil again.
I guess so. Where did you get your lard from? I got mine from a whole-animal butcher shop. I went to a class where the butcher demonstrated how to break down a half a pig and I bought a few pounds of the fat right then.

I put it in an enameled cast iron dish and baked it at a low temperature for a few hours. Some bits stuck to the side of the dish and caramelized. Mmmmm.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:12 PM   #14
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The only place I've even seen lard for sale is at Winco. It comes in a bucket under the brand name Snowcap or something similar.
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