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Heavenly Aroma
by Dawn Huffaker
Sunday, July 22, 2012
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This is how we celebrate fall in southern New Mexico. :-)


Heavenly Aroma
Each fall in southern New Mexico,
The chili pods are picked by deft hands,
Placed with pride into burlap sacks,
Stacked neatly on farm trucks,
Rushed to the nearest grocery store, and
Displayed with finesse to draw the faithful in.
A line of customers form at the chili shrine
Where they select just the right burlap sack
Like a thirsty man seeking the perfect drink.
After paying for their bundle of salvation,
Customers move on to the propane chili roaster
Waiting their turn to roast the fresh pods.
With each batch that is spun and roasted,
The most incredible aroma wafts for blocks around.
The flame draws the chili flavor out of the flesh and
Toasts the skin to release it to the air – so heavenly.
The aroma says that fall has officially arrived
In the state of New Mexico.
2012 © Dawn L. Huffaker
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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Makes me wish I could be there! Enjoyed so much.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Thank you for sharing this cultural event. I have never heard of chili roasting. But then, I'm from the north and have a rather sensitive palate. I like my food blandly flavored with salt and pepper, or maybe a little vinegar or onion. I find chilies burn my tongue and lips to the point where I can't taste the food.

Reviewed by Linda Hill
I ready for a taste. Sounds wonderful!

Many blessings,
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