Four Chilies, Basil and Olive Sauce

My chilies are almost gone now, unfortunately, so is the basil, and add a bit of olive and what do you get? A delicious sauce! This time, I didn’t remove the seeds just to see how hot I could make the sauce. Yes, it is extremely hot! I used four types of chilies, which I am still trying to find out the type, but I will let you know soon!

Yet again, I found another interesting looking chili. Before, it was the twisted chili pepper… not the joker hat chili? Ah well!

The sauce is quite pungent in taste. I overdid in the amount of olives, which I absolutely love. So far, I tried it in two different ways: First as pasta sauce and second as a burger sauce. Both worked really well. I want to try to marinade a steak to see if it would work… well, I hope so!

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Twisted Pepper Sauce: Amongst Other Things

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Well, maybe it’s time to put some of that gardening products to good use, right?

My basil is grown, with a lot still in its adolescence, my chillies are doing very well, so I decided to make something “inventive”. I have three types of chillies here, but only two with fruits and not yet ripe: But I like green chillies! Anyway… I harvested a few of each and decided to make a sauce, which I will probably be used for my “Twisted Pepper Pasta”, but it will take a few weeks.

Here are the ingredients for this particular concoction:

Freshly picked basil leaves, around 30g of it;


This kind of pepper (help me identify it, please?);


And that pepper (that one too!);


Onion, garlic, honey and olive oil. I deseeded most of the peppers, blended half with the rest of the ingredients and the other half I sliced to mix with the blended paste;


Topped it up with extra virgin olive oil for conservation and flavour extraction and added the twisted pepper on top. As well as some aesthetics, the spices of the pepper will diffuse over the top layer. I will wait a couple of weeks before I use it, in order of the olive oil to extract the flavour of all ingredients.


The initial impression is that the sauce is quite mild and sweet, just the way I like it, but in time, I am expecting it to become spicier. Well, when you can taste the spicy air from chopping the chillies, you can expect something pungent!

Time is on my side! Homebrew from scratch

“Time is on my side… yes, it is!”… Which Rolling Stone’s fan doesn’t like this song? But no, I am not referring to music, but to home brewing. Well, I decided to take matters into my own hands and see the true costs of home brewing, if you have time on your side!

My most successful brew was my very own, original recipe beetroot mead. I haven’t had anything like it and had amazing feedback from who tasted some of the only 6 bottles I produced. Now, I decided to take matters into my own hands to see: How little can 30L of mead cost me? If people enjoyed it, let’s try to make it as cheap as possible, so more can be produced!

I just planted the beetroot seeds and they are beginning to appear! First step done! Total cost so far: £1

Next steps will follow! A nice homebrew done from scratch!

Baby Hot Sauce!

This is what hot sauce looks like, before being all delicious and all…

This is the testimony of how impulsive I can be. A friend of mine at work was giving out chili seedlings that I thought I’d get myself some… I decided to take whatever was left there. Just two little pots with a few… why not? Yeah, big miscalculation! I now have 50 seedlings! They are now all spread out around the house due to the lack of space. What to do? Well, I will produce a very large amount of chilies and will have a few burrito parties!

By the way, gardening is my new addiction! I forgot how much I enjoy it! New posts to follow!