Tag Archives: Chillis

Playing with Fire

In previous years I have made my chilli paste (or Sambal Oelek if you prefer the Indonesian name commonly used in Australia) by simply throwing chilli and salt into the food processor and then storing the resulting mix in the fridge.  … Continue reading

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Chilli’rrific News

Hmmm this post title sounded better than it looks……Anyway I’m very excited because all my chilli plants made in through the Melbourne winter.  (For a couple of them it was their second winter.)  YAY!!!!  What is even more exciting is … Continue reading

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Preserving – Chillies

It’s mid June and I am still harvesting chillies, YAY! but I don’t think it can last too much longer.  I have a few plants with tiny chillies on them but their growth seems to have stalled.  Otherwise I am … Continue reading

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Growing Chillies in Melbourne

In this post: Growing chillies from seed. Saving seed from chillies. Drying chillies. The plants: I like growing chilli plants, they crop reliably, they are great to cook with, can be preserved and they look pretty.  What more could you … Continue reading

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