Indio, California:  As most of the Nation is covered in snow and suffering through freezing temperatures, the Coachella Valley is bathed in warm sunshine.

Dave golfed at Indian Springs Golf Club with the men’s group from the RV resort, so I had much of the day to myself.

There were a few interesting recipes in the January edition of Bon Appetit magazine, and tonight I preparedPan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas.

I figured we both love chicken thighs and we both love chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and we both like a little spice (harissa chili paste) in our lives, so we would love this dish.

All went well with the preparation – it is a super-simple, one-pan recipe – but it was too much spicy harissa paste for My Driver.

Not me. I just loved the sauce with the beans and scooped it up in bits of pita bread.

Due to the splatter-factor, you may not want to prepare this chicken in your RV kitchen, but really recommend you give it a try if you like spicy dishes… or just cut-back on the chili paste if you do not.

Not me. I just loved the sauce with the beans and scooped it up in bits of pita bread.

Due to the splatter-factor, you may not want to prepare this chicken in your RV kitchen, but really recommend you give it a try if you like spicy dishes… or just cut-back on the chili paste if you do not.

SLOGGER REPORT: Another four mile run around the block. 8 miles for the year. Happy I have tomorrow off… because while cleaning-up last night after dinner, a glass bottle of beer fell out of the fridge and luckily did not shatter on the tile. It did not break because it landed on my foot… which is now black, blue, swollen and very sore!

Until my next update, I remain, your spicy correspondent.

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