My friend Nola spends her time flitting between her home here in Florida, up to Connecticut where her Mom and brother reside and out to Colorado, to see her sister, Karen and a bevy of friends. I am the lucky recipient of her travels! From her trips to the Northeast, she’s brought back fresh, handmade kielbasa, artisanal maple syrup and whole yellow peas – which I can’t find in South Florida. From Colorado, I’ve received spicy, rich hot chocolate, spiked with cayenne and a jar of Tequila Jalapeño Deliciousness. But by far, my favorite regional specialty was the bushel of fire roasted hatch chilies that we split!