Category Archives: Chillies, Capsicum & Eggplant

Thursday Garden Gobbles – Padrons

A plate just for me.  Fried padrons dressed with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinking of salt. All picked thumb-sized.  For the record – none of them were hot.  I’m starting to think Garden Glut’s theory about Spanish … Continue reading

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Top 5 – Ways to cook Eggplant

OK so I’ve mentioned once or twice that this has been a really good year for eggplant and I’ve just realised I haven’t done a top 5 on it yet, so here it is – my Top 5 ways to … Continue reading

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Thursday Garden Gobble – Eggplant Pickle

This has been something of a bumper year for my eggplants and whilst I have enjoyed eating them in a myriad of ways I’ve also had enough to preserve in the form of eggplant pickle.  I am still experimenting with my … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight – Purple Beauty Capsicums

I’m growing a few capsicum varieties this year.  All in pots; partially so I can overwinter them without having to dig them up from the beds, and partially because I ran out of bed space anyway. The varieties I’m growing are: … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight – Scotch Bonnet (Bishops Cap) Chillies

Names of edible plants can be particularly confusing at times and none more so than these chillies.  Very similar in shape and taste profile to the chillies known as Bishops Hat/Cap/Crown elsewhere in the world these chillies are sold as ”Scotch Bonnet” in … Continue reading

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