Tag: Chillies

Meat Free Monday -Mexican Bean Stew

Meat Free Monday -Mexican Bean Stew

Dysphaniaambrosioides, formerly Chenopodiumambrosioides, known asepazote,wormseed, Jesuit’s tea, Mexican-tea,paico, or herbasanctiMariæ, is a herb native to Central America, South America, and southern Mexico.  Also, it is grown in warm temperate to subtropical areas of Europe and the United States (Missouri, New England, Eastern United States), where it sometimes becomes an invasive […]

Eat More Fish: Soft-Shell Crab

Eat More Fish: Soft-Shell Crab

Our daughter, Isla, loves crab. Anita-Clare tells me that she has never met anyone so adept at picking the shell clean so she can savour the very last morsel. So to her, soft-shell  crab is a joy.  Soft-shell crab is a culinary term used to describe crabs which have recently […]

Some Like It Hot – Pickled Stuffed Banana Chillies

Some Like It Hot – Pickled Stuffed Banana Chillies

We’re learning about Banana Chillies this morning. These are the best chillies for pickling and today we’re stuffing them with sauerkraut then pickling them.The banana pepper or banana chilli is a medium-sized chilli pepper with a mild, tangy taste. While typically bright yellow, it is possible for them to change […]

Some Like It Hot – Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Some Like It Hot – Stuffed Poblano Peppers

We’re back in the kitchen cooking with chillies and have made another delicious recipe for our some like it hot series. Today its the turn of the poblano.  The poblano is a mild chilli pepper from the state of Puebla, Mexico. Dried, it is called ancho or ancho chile, from […]

Some Like It Hot : Cayenne – Duck Vindaloo

Some Like It Hot : Cayenne – Duck Vindaloo

The cayenne pepper, also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, in a powdered form, red pepper, is a cultivar of Capsicum annum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, paprika, amongst others. The Capsicum genus is part of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) and is named for the […]

A Brief History : The Chilli

A Brief History : The Chilli

Welcome to a new mini series on The Chilli, I adore them, their flavour, heat and versatility. We’ll be looking at different varieties and cooking up some of our favourite recipes using different varieties. Today a brief history of the chilli It all started with a  seed in South America […]

Heaven Preserve Us – Chilli Jam

Heaven Preserve Us – Chilli Jam

 Chilli Jam I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of jam and if you were to offer me the raspberry or Strawberry variety then I would decline politely. I usually find jam sickly sweet and would much prefer something savoury in exchange. Enter Chilli jam – yes, yes, okay, its sweet […]