27 March 2010

First flowers!

My overwintered Hot Lemon (C. baccatum) is doing well and has quite a few buds. One of them opened up yesterday. The purple flower below is from a small unknown chili that was gifted to me as a plant last year. The pods were small red, pointed with medium heat. Anyone know what it might be?

21 March 2010

18 March 2010


http://www.fatalii.net/ is a great source of inspiration. Yesterday I discovered the Bonchi's - Bonsai Chilis! This is definitely something I will try. I'm thrilled about this!

Above is a Tepin Bonchi. You can read about how to make Bonchis here. Picture used with permission. Thank you Jukka.

17 March 2010

Your favourite chili variety

Which is your favourite chili pepper, and why?

13 March 2010

Second set of seeds!

The chili community is great, where ever you turn there are friendly and helpful chili heads! My second set of seeds is the ones I've got sent to me this year from fellow chili nerds.

Toleman over at the Chillis Galore forums where generous enough to send me Alberto's Locoto seeds. Thanks a lot!

And Chilli Nuts sent me Ring of Fire and a mystery chili he calls Fire Sprite. The Fire Sprite seeds where tiny, I'm very curious about this one. Thank you Ian.

  1. Alberto's Locoto, Capsicum pubescens
  2. Fire Sprite, Unknown
  3. Ring of Fire, Capsicum annuum

11 March 2010

Re-potted out of proportion

I had two new little chili fellows out in the light since I re-potted what I thought would be all seedlings I would get out of my first set. Two new Hot Lemons came up beside the re-potted plant. Since I used up all my pots I decided to switch around my plants.

My Euphorbia Lophogona looked like it was gonna crawl out of it's pot, so I decided to throw away the sad looking basil to free a bigger pot for the Euphorbia Lophogona and in turn use its pot for the newest chili seedling.

Earlier I threw away the parsley for the first new seedling. This have resulted in the smallest seedlings getting the biggest pots, hope they don't develop agoraphobia.

It's a cute bunch, really =)

08 March 2010

Red Hot Soup

(4 servings)
  • 3 red chilis
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 handful of celeriac
  • 1 beetroot
  • 2 red tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • Olive oil
Slice thin pieces of carrot, chop big pieces of onion, chop chili and garlic and fry it all together in olive oil on medium heat in a big pot. Mix with tomato purée. Chop chunks of celeriac and beetroot. Boil the roots separately in 4 deciliter of water. Chop the tomatoes and add them in. Let it boil till the roots are softened. Salt and pepper at your taste. Add the roots with all the water to the big pot and let it boil together for another ten minutes and stir every once in a while. Add water if it's too dry.

Serve with yoghurt and a piece of bread.

02 March 2010