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Old 04-11-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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I found this site this morning while looking at chili. I took delivery of a slow cooker yesterday so I decided to make some chili after my night shift. I used chili powder that was too hot. I picked it up in some Indian store some time ago in Hamilton, Ontario. I had forgotten how hot it was. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with my wife.

This is NOT the typical chili spice that you find in a grocery store. I did some google searches and came upon this site, hoping to find something to cool down this batch. I will be eating most of this myself (raising my endorphin level) and give some to my stepson. He’s not a real fan of hot spicy food but will eat just about anything.

I like cooking. At the moment, I’m working on some Indian recipes. I like to duplicate what I like in a restaurant. This will keep the costs down for eating out. I bought a cheap pressure cooker and like the idea of pressure cooking so much that I bought a larger and better one on e-Bay. I bought a bunch of lentils and some spices on Saturday. Cooking is a hobby, not a chore for me.

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Old 04-11-2006, 03:09 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site! Sadly, your chili is likely going to remain hot. The only way to "cool it down" is to make a batch without any spice and mix the two together. That should take the edge off, but will leave you with leftovers galore!
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Old 04-11-2006, 04:57 PM   #3
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Bienvenue, camper. Keep 'sperimenting. That's what makes your hobby endlessly interesting.

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Old 04-11-2006, 05:11 PM   #4
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welcome from another Torontonian...this is one great site!
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:22 PM   #5
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Hey Camper! Nice to meet you, and I like the turtle!
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:00 PM   #6
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:00 PM   #7
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welcome camper,,,, there are lots of good folks here that dont even mind if u r canadian....just kidding, I am from Michigan so I can pick on ya a lil bit

my advice for your chili is try adding something sweet ..... if it werks in a small bowl add it to the batch might not like it so I wouldnt add it till I tried it in a bowl, but a touch of some sweet bbq sauce might help, hope tha helps

and again welcome to DC
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Old 04-12-2006, 08:13 PM   #8
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Welcome, camper! Sorry 'bout your chili...
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:51 AM   #9
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:52 AM   #10
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Welcome to DC!! Hope you enjoy it here!!
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:23 AM   #11
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welcome camper.

i've found nuts such as peanuts and cashews will help cut the heat in a dish. it works in thai and chinese food, so why not in chili. you could try chopped roasted peanuts or cashews, or even try par-boiling them and add them whole.
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