Category Archives: Chillies

Fresh tomatillo and chilli salsa

 

Cool Autumn days lend themselves to this  wonderful fresh salsa with the ngredients picked straight from the cool greenhouse

This salsa verde is all about the tanginess of the tomatillos, and the flavours of the chilli and we’re making the roasted version here, which makes the flavors richer and deeper but you can make it without cooking

Ingredients

  • 12 average sized tomatillos –
  • 2hot or 4 medium chilli jalapeno or cherry bomb
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • Juice from 2 small limes
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

 

 

  • Cooking Directions
  1. Heat oven to hot
  2. put some oil into palms and coat tomatillos peppers and garlic
  3. Slice tomatillos across and peppers in half lengthwise and place onto a lightly oiled baking sheet. Add garlic cloves.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes, or until the tomatillo and pepper skins char nicely. Remove from oven
  5. Allow to cool and remove seeds from chillis then add to food proce
  6. Squeeze garlic from their skins and add to food processor.
  7. Add lime juice,coriander  and salt. Pulse until fairly smooth.
  8. Taste, adjust for salt
  9. Cover and store a few hours for the flavors to develop, but you can serve it right away.
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CHILLIGROW UPDATE SEPT 13

This chilligrow from Greenhouse sensation has been incredibly easy to use and it has grown one of the hottest Chillies  Habanero: 7 Pot Yellow as well as my all time favorite chilli for taste/heat balance Ring of Fire  and this growing system would pay for itself  in its first season and i thoroughly recommend it for growing in a small greenhouse

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CHILLIGROW UPDATE AUGUST 2013

Quick update of me Chillies growing in the chilli grow shows that having access to feed and water when they want it means that you get a great number of peppers  and strong plants from a really small space

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GROWING CHILLIES IN A CHILLIGROW

 

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TOMATO GROWING IN QUADGROW

This seemingly simple piece of equipment overcomes two of the major problems of growing tomatoes, that of over watering and blossom end rot, whilst simultaneously doubling the crop produced.  Also when growing peppers, aubergines or dwarf beans it gives you an increased yield without the daily requirement of watering.

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