Good general holiday season, everyone. I hope you’ve been enjoying it and that the coming turn of the year treats you well.
I’ll be making a vaguely themed review post then (and it’s going to be a goodie!) but, in the mean time, here’s a simple recipe to tide you over.
Not one for christmas food, per se, since I gave you that last month but one for some nice, warming, earthy gingerbread – A seasonal special all the same.
Happy may day, everyone! Today I’d like to celebrate a special occasion but perhaps not that one.
Instead, I’d like to talk about a lesser-known german holiday, walpurgisnacht.
It’s the night of Saint Walpurga, the last night of april and, due to my upload times, the night I’m actually posting this on. But it’s also known for being the night when the witches come out. The night when people stay indoors to avoid being spirited away, never to return.
So, with that in mind, I’d like to show you the Chilli Pepper Company’s Witches’ Brew. A sauce which is supposedly their caribbean take on Tabasco.
Hey folks, I’ve been popping by my local farmer’s market a lot recently and one of the veg stalls has really rekindled my interest in the humble orange habanero.
Imported from spain, he’s managing to sell them fresh and full of fruity flavour, despite the snowy weather.
Personally, I’d recommend shopping somewhere similar for your hot peppers, if able, because I can definitely taste the difference. But, since big supermarkets seem to sell habaneros all year round, you’ll probably have more luck looking there right now.
Either way, though, they’ll work for today’s recipe – White fish poached in a ginger wine, habanero and orange sauce.
A sharp and spicy, yet sweet and fruity, almost honeyed dish that really is utterly delicious.
Hey folks, it’s that time of year again. Christmas is fast approaching and, if you’re anything like me, you’re panicking over what to get your friends and family. So, this thursday, we’re going to go over everything I’ve had in the last year, seeing what would and wouldn’t make great gifts.
It’s time for my yearly recap.
But, this year, we’re not going to go by month. We’re going to go by theme.
So feel free to skip ahead to the bold heading that interests you or your gifts’ recipients most.
Hello again everyone, I’m bringing my recipe forward a couple weeks this time to celebrate national curry week. Or is it national chocolate week?
God knows why we’re having both at once this year but I’ve had vague plans for chocolate curry for a long while so it’s about time that they saw metaphorical print.
It’s time I made a chocolate madras.
Hey everyone, it’s october. And you know what’s special about october?
It’s the month with halloween in it.
And yes, I know, halloween’s still almost a month away but what use is a holiday product review if it goes up on the holiday? I’m doing this early so that you have time to track down the items involved, should you feel the need.
Or maybe just to warn you what’s in store if you knock on my door this year.
Either way, I’m talking about gummy bears.
Three different brands and four or five different products, for a full comparison of every sort I’ve seen.
Hey everyone, this week it’s recipe week and I’d like to talk to you about one of my favourite curries.
The humble korma, however, doesn’t have the best of reputations, being considered both too mild and too desert-like to be called a “proper curry” by many.
It’s the sweet, rich, creamy, coconut-heavy and utterly chilli free dish used to introduce people to the spices of indian cuisine but, in my opinion, it’s a little more than that.
Made well, the almond, coconut and dairy base of this dish gives it the unique, rich, mild and milky flavour you might expect, ideal to be built upon with other things, such as its often quite complex spice palette. In fact, it’s a perfect carrier for these spices because, as with chilli, their flavours are mostly oil based, allowing them to be absorbed into the milk fats quite easily to spread throughout the meal.
But, depending on where you look, you’ll see many variations on the korma, some of which have rather different ideas on what flavours should permeate its thick, underlying sauce.
Hey there heat eaters, it’s time for another winter warmer.
This time, though, we’re staying away from the chilli and making another one of my extreme other spice desserts.
This month’s spice of choice? Cinnamon extract:
Hello again spice lovers, this week we’re going to look at another of my sample sauces from ChimouliS but this one’s a little different.
Instead of being hot like their Scotch Bonnet sauce or fruity like their Pear one, today’s offering is both. It’s their Pineapple Ghost Chilli sauce.
Happy tuesday again, everyone.
This week I wanted to showcase a less extreme sauce. I wanted to but the allure of my favourite chocolate was just too strong.
You see, I’m not the biggest fan of dark chocolate. I enjoy chilli chocolate regardless but I’ve still always wished for a milk version. Of course, that never seemed possible when I was younger, the lactose present was just too cooling. But now, in the age of ghost pepper everything, Grim Reaper Foods have delivered: Continue reading