Picking daily red and green chillies, I'm deseeding half and freezing as I go. These are mainly for Thai and Indian dishes I make. Wife grows I do the rest. These are all grown from seeds I grow. Jalapeños pablano and about 6 other types. Also capsicums as well.
2 Medium onions, coarsely chopped
8 Garlic cloves, coursely chopped
Juice of 2 – 3 limes
8 Large cayenne chillis, coarsely chopped
8 Red/Green Thai chillis (to your taste)
8 Firm ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
A splash of vinegar
¼ tsp Sugar
2 Handfuls of chopped fresh...
This simple dish is perfect for lunch. Its a good way to use up left-over boiled potatoes too. Cumin seeds love potatoes and mushrooms, the spinach adds a fresh note and the Gruyère cheese brings a luxurious nutty sweetness. Spike it with as much chilli as you wish!
70 gms dried cranberries
1 large cayenne chilli (deseeded), sliced in half lengthways
1 cup albarino
10 ice cubes
Place cranberries, 1/2 the chilli, wine, and five ice cubes in a processor and whizz up for a few minutes. Put contents in a bowl, and use a stick blender to...
A traditional Italian delicious recipe with spaghetti, so simple and tasty to prepare with a few basic ingredients . Simplicity in a dish full of flavour and satisfaction. It’s also the dish that saves you when there is a lunar landscape in the fridge, or when you organize a last-minute dinner...
Wife gave me seeds to germinate 6 weeks ago, some good results, I got 15 giant red chillies planted out now and looking good. These will be for my red curry Thai paste later. I planted 12 different other seeds out. Very small numbers grew. 1 El Paso. 3 serrano and one other, I can't read my own...
This economical dish is very easy to make but it does take time to cook. The plus side is that the preparation time is minimal. The slow reduction of the sauce ensures maximum flavour and although it may seem strange to cook eggs for so long, I think it does improve their flavour and its not...
Do you use both chilli flakes and chilli powder? If so, how do you use them. What foods do you sprinkle chilli flakes over? And what different types of chilli flakes/powder do you have?
I only have 2 types of chilli powder - 'hot' and Kashmiri - the latter is a beautiful bright red. Of course I...
My best confusion cooking occurred when I was pissed in both the UK and USA
meanings - rather inebriated, and annoyed at being ordered to produce a meal, late
in the day, when it wasn't my turn. I decided to churn out something so disgusting that
I'd never be put in this position again -...
Each month we choose a different and accessible dish (or type of cuisine) so that most of us can join in, cook and post the results. This month, Pasta Salad has been chosen.
Please join in and tell us all about the Pasta Salad dishes you create during August. Innovation is positively...
2 medium potatoes
1 tblsp Olive oil
2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Scrub the potatoes and cut into wedges. Parboil for about 4 minutes. Drain and leave to cool.
Add the olive oil, paprika, chilli powder and salt to a plastic bag. Add the...
Found a new Mexican grocery. I needed some Achiote paste so we stopped to check it out. Yesterday I watched an episode of Pati's Mexican Table where she made a halibut dish using 5 peppers. One of which was a yellow chili pepper called a Manzano. I'd never seen these before. Wouldn't you know...