BUT, THERE )S ALSO BEEN SOME ODD, NON-EDIBLE CREATIONS, INCLUDING AIR FRESHENERS.
TONIGHT HOW A LOCAL WOMAN HAS TURNED IT INTO (PAPER.
NEWS 13 )S REBECCA ATKINS SHOWS YOU.
0:55-0:57 FROM THE FAMILIAR SMELL.
7:35 "Hot is hot!" 7:36 TO THAT KICK OF HEAT.
0:17 "These look really good.
" 0:18 GREEN CHILE ROOTS RUN DEEP IN NEW MEXICO.
14:47 "everyone )s like Hatch green chile )s everything.
" 14:49 AND WHEN BRIDGET ODIEN MOVED TO NEW MEXICO THREE YEARS AGO FROM CALIFORNIA, SHE FULLY EMBRACED THE STATE CROP.
14:51 "I started eating it, and fell in love with it and soon I was cooking with nothing but chile.
" 14:54 SHE BECAME CURIOUS ABOUT THE FOOD TOO, WHEN SHE WATCHED THE ROASTING PROCESS.
15:21 "I would see all the stuff coming off the chile, the skin and I )m like I wonder what they do with that? And I started asking questions.
" 15:28 AND WHEN ROASTERS TOLD HER SHE COULD HAVE THE FLAKED OFF SKIN, SHE DECIDED TO MAKE PAPER WITH IT.
18:51 "I think for people to wrap around, oh my God, Hatch green chile paper? I mean that )s weird.
" 18:57 FROM JOURNALS.
8:47 "I love this it )s an antique hot air balloon.
" 8:50 TO CARDS AND ENVELOPES.
9:59 "That )s on red chile paper.
" 10:00 ODIEN DOES IT ALL.
16:19 "You can print on it, you can paint on it, you can write.
" 16:21 SHE PRINTS HER OWN PHOTOGRAPHY ON IT.
13:02 "A balloon was going over the flag on Unser and Montano.
" 13:05 AND SHE ALSO PRINTS POPULAR IMAGES ON IT.
10:43 "New Mexico it )s all sugar skulls and green chiles.
" 10:46 SO HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS.
INTO THIS? THE PROCESS TOOK HER TWO YEARS TO PERFECT, BECAUSE SHE SAYS THE CHILE IS LIKE JELLY.
17:54 "It is fun now that I got it cause there was a few times I was like, I gotta be crazy, what am I doing, what am I doing? 17:59 BUT NOW SHE )S SELLING THE PAPER GOODS ON HER OWN WEBSITE AND ETSY ACCOUNTS.
17:59 But I kept on, kept on, kept on and I )m so happy, I )m so excited because it finally worked.
" 18:04 HOPING TO SHARE A NEW FORM OF GREEN CHILE WITH PEOPLE NEAR AND FAR.
4:16 "I think it )s fun.
" 4:17 REBECCA ATKINS, KRQE NEWS 13.
ODIEN IS KEEPING HER PROCESS SECRET SINCE IT TOOK HER SO LONG TO MASTER.
WE HAVE LINKS TO WHERE YOU CAN BUY THE PAPER ON OUR WEBSITE AT KRQE DOT COM.