Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

This year I have been eating mostly chillies. I’m not sure how it happened, but I ended up with quite a few in the bottom of the fridge and so started adding them to things. My favourite is omelette with mushrooms, spring onions and chillies. Delicious.

However, I seem to be stockpiling cauliflower as well, so tonight’s meal was a version of something some Spanish colleagues used to make years ago when I was in France.

Trouble was, the radio was on and I was listening to Just a Minute. Sue Perkins and Paul Merton were on fine form and I happily chopped chillies without really thinking. The result was a meal that scoured my nasal passages. I don’t think I have breathed as clearly in months. Or used as many tissues in such a short period of time.

Amazing.

14 thoughts on “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

  1. That does sounds very tasty Isobel but I’m very wary of chillies – I invariably end up rubbing my eye and paying the consequences!! 🙂

  2. That will teach you to pay attention to what you are doing, won’t it? 😉 Too bad you can’t invite my daughter-in-law over for dinner, she’d love it. I do believe she could eat fire.

  3. My eyes are watering, just reading this, Isobel. I like chillies, as long as they don’t dominate. I always wear plastic gloves when I chop them, but even then I once touched my eyes with gloves….what a silly person. They do liven up a dull meal though. My Son grows them in the windowsill, and bottles a few in olive oil.

    • Just sprinkle some of the seeds from one of your peppers, onto some compost, and just cover them lightly with a little compost, in a couple of pots. Keep them damp. Also keep some on a sunny window sill to dry out completely, them crush them with a mortar and pestle, vwaller, you have chillie pepper to pop in a jar.

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