Will you still make a hot sauce when the price of chilli is crazy?

@ifa225 (11098)
Indonesia
January 9, 2011 12:16am CST
We often make a hot sauce here, made from chili, tomato, brown sugar and so on. but now the price of chili is about $10 per kg- we used to have here at $2 per kg. the rise price is making me scream. without hot sauce, i can't feel eat as delicious as before. so would you still buy chili and make hot sauce even the price is really expensive?
9 responses
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 11
Despite the expensive price of chili, I still cook the chili. because I can not eat without chili. Coincidentally, I planted some pepper trees. so I rarely buy the chili.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
Hi Indah... how are you. I think plant your own chili was smart saving and its make you not affected by this chili price roller coaster. Mine is still small but I can see the first flower I hope it will be grow very well not beat by this heavy rain than make the petal drop.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
because the price of chili rice, so does with the pepper. everything is influenced because of it. maybe we have to be a farmer to save our budget. but i wonder, why the farmer in our country is still poor...*sigh*
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
indah, you are good wifa and good mom... and smart of them... you know that you and your family always need a chilli but it`s impossible to buy chilli with the expensive price.. and you ar smart and change chilli with the pepper... thats really good ideas...
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
thanks to God, i dont addicted with a hot sauce or chilli..so it doesnt worry me :)
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
Adhyz its the first time I hear people from Sulawesi not prefer hot and spicy food. I think most of Sulawesi cuisine hot and spicy. Well if you don't like it, its will be good for you. For me chili is something a must in every food I prepare.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
Hi adhy ..you are being blessed that you are not addicted with chili.. nangisha, he is not a real Sulawesi, he came from East java. maybe that is why he does not like chili that much
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
@ifa :iam real sulawesi..iam butonnese...buton is located in southeast sulawesi but i grow up in Kendari...ya, i was born in Surabaya but iam real sulawesi @nangisha : not all sulawesi people like chilli food..iam one of them :)
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 11
Hi Ifa225!. I still made it. Today I made it, like you know I love hot and spicy food so chili is one think that I must have at home. So this chili price is really bothering me I hope its back to normal as soon as possible. I think you can start to plant your own chili. I plant mine in in pot I hope in few month I can harvest my own chili and the best of all its organic.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 11
Hi Nangisha, nice to see you here again. i am thinking to plant these chilies. i have a little park in my backyard. i wish i can plant rice too
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
Nice to see you too Ifa. I think thats will great idea if you wanna plant it by your own. I saw in Mr sobirin blog at clearwaste@blogspot.com how he plant rice in bucket I think thats was cool but its will be need so many bucket to provide my family with our own rice. So I prefer buying it. I think the rice price not to become problem if vegetable and herb not raise like this day. I find out how fast the money go when we go to traditional market to buy what we need. Its seem money had lower value from day to day.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
i feel the same way like you. when i bring Rp.100.000 to the market, and i exchange it with rice and veggie i just got a little of them. it is not like usually.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Jan 11
Hi ifa, If you are into making things at home, there are no ways you can escape or miss out as the ingredients are many a times seasonal. In India, many make pickles at home and they are many a times seasonal things. No matter what the prices are, some would just go all out preparing them as there is no other season they would find the ingredients. going by that, and the fact that we are having a high rate of inflation(implying not quite a relief on the prices) I think many would go for it but may be in smaller quantities. Cheers, theSids.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 11
Hi Sids i hope you don't mind if i called you like that. you are right that all i can do is to manage it. maybe i should buy in a small quantities so i can still taste that hot chili
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Jan 11
Hi ifa i hope you don't mind if i called you like that. I feel closer to you that way Yes, sure dear. Go ahead and get that done. Lucky you... I can sound being jealous but the fact is that I cannot have my taste-buds party many a times
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
not only closer but also easier we still can have party now without the chili in it
@louievill (19726)
• Philippines
9 Jan 11
Why not try planting your own chili ? It's easy to grow even if you don't have a big space or garden it can be grown on a large or medium sized pot, our warm Asian climate favors propagation of most chili varieties so that would work to your advantage. Just guard it from aphids and birds that's unaffected by capsaicin or the chemical responsible for chili heat. It' fun to do especially when you get the feeling that you are unaffected by rising prices, good luck
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 11
Hi Loui, you have a good opinion here. i will try to plant on my own garden. we all love to eat chili here
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 11
haha you miss typo the user name of Loui, Rich i feel glad too that we have a good climate here. almost every vegetables and fruits we can plant here. but i do not know why they are very expensive right now. we used to get that easy too. in fact, my grand mother had planted it. but since it becomes an expensive things, they fruit just gone
• Indonesia
11 Jan 11
I love spicy food so much. I can't survive without chili. few days ago i bought rujak then the seller said that i had to pay additional charge if i requested spicy taste. Oh My.......
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
11 Jan 11
Hi indo.. is it so? how can we eat rujak if it is not spicy? but i can understand if the seller ask you for additional charge. they just got the impact of the price.
@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
Maybe you can just buy those inexpensive hot sauce in the supermarkets. They do taste delicious too when mixed on those viands. Besides, you don't have to put a lot of effort in making them. I for one is a lover of hot sauce. I put it on almost all foods that i eat. I love my food to spicy. It whets my appetite and makes me eat my food with so much gusto. Thankfully, i don't put that much poundage even if i eat a lot. Maybe , it's because i don't eat too much rice with my viand and being fat is not in our genes.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
Hi simplyd, hot sauce in supermarket is not really healthy, they contain preservative and other additive ingredients. it is simpler, but i think the sambal home made is more delicious than in the supermarket
@sql_cell (1429)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 11
I still eat spicy foods, although chili expensive price. I'd rather not eat meat, than not eat with chili. Rice and chili, I really like, without any need to be added.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
my hubby also loves to eat 'sambal terasi' a lot. it is more delicious to eat sambal with tempe and tofu than with meat. beside, it is healthier
@ifandri82 (144)
• Indonesia
11 Mar 11
My family, is a family of chili lovers. So we can not eat without chili. My mother planted chili, but now my mother's chili crops, is bad, because the dust exposure of Mount Merapi. Compelled, my mother still bought chili, to eat, though very expensive.