Category Archives: chillies

It seems that prostitutes and pasta are as closely linked as literacy and Alphabetti….

  I was saddened to find┬áthat the origin of salsa puttanesca has nothing to do with an exhausted courtesan, yearning for some stimulation after a long night of simulation, having a eureka moment as she looked into a store cupboard … Continue reading

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Tagine recipe that I forgot to post,,,,

The key to a tagine, in my view, is the Chermoula. If possible make it the day before; marinade whatever meat you’re using in the chermoula in the morning and give it a first cooking that evening so that the … Continue reading

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the wicked Mr.Chilli pays a visit….

The damp greyness of this morning precluded any plans that I had for photography, not through a lack of light but through a lack of volition. I couldn’t be arsed. I thought that a highly spiced kick in the butt … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside…..

The chillies from the Palmers – mushroom guides and walnut oil producers of this parish – are a mixed bunch. They’re blowing hot and cold – the chillies that is – but they certainly look cool. I love chillies. They … Continue reading

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Driving out the black dog………..

The black dog is abroad on such a day as today, which has been so remorseless in its doleful gloominess that the arrival of evening has been a sweet relief. As darkness falls the lights go on and the warmth … Continue reading

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