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Habanero peppers,

In a message dated 02/02/2000 6:21:58 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
fatfree-request@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

 I explained to her that she hadn't found mini bell peppers, she'd found
 habaneros, and that they were the absolute hottest
 commercially-available pepper. >>

LOL!!!!Oh man! We found out about pepper oils the hard way too--my husband 
wears contact lens and that night--oh my! serious pain. Now I do the peppers.
Tip from a TV cooking show (Sarah Moulton, I think)--the heat is in the white 
fiberous part--the seeds get it by association--so if you get as much of the 
white part out that helps with the sear [unless you want it, of course]. I've 
found that if I cut them under running water and keep my mouth closed (not 
easy) that helps cut down on the flying oils as well.