Chilli harvest 3/1/15

On Saturday, we had our first harvest of our Ghost chilli for this year, as many were now orange/red in colour. This is very great timing as the last batch of chilli we harvested and blended has nearly been fully consumed; the flavour of that chilli just keeps us coming back for more – even with that intense burning sensation in the mouth. Hopefully the 2 surviving Ghost chilli plants will continue to grow and over-winter well in our conservatory.

Harvesting of chilli from the plant
Harvesting of chilli from the plant
Drying the chilli after washing
Drying the chilli after washing
Filling of blender container with garlic, chilli, salt and lime juice
Filling of blender container with garlic, chilli, salt and lime juice
The chilli nearly filled to the top
The chilli nearly filled to the top
Small jars bought from Hobby Craft now filled with our chilli blend
Small jars bought from Hobby Craft now filled with our chilli blend
Home-made chilli blend (extra hot)
Home-made chilli blend (extra hot)

Now after pouring the chilli into these pots, there was still a small amount of chilli left on the blender container. Not one to waste the chilli, my wife and I decided to add some of home-made tomato and basil soup into the container and extract as much of the chilli into the soup as we could. That proved to be a big mistake, as the soup was so spicy HOT!!! that neither of us could finish it; my wife also had to drink quite a fair amount of milk to ease the burning. That’s how hot the chilli is. But we love it.

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