Tuesday 30 July 2013

Scotch Bonnet

I have been harvesting some more Scotch Bonnet chillis, and the fruits are just so photogenic that I can't stop taking pictures of them!

I think this particular specimen is well-nigh perfect. Well, certainly it makes an exceptionally good photgraphy subject. Actually it is also a difficult subject, because it is so shiny. NB: No, I have not polished it or waxed it. It is naturally that shiny.

With the long spell of very hot weather we have had recently, the chillis have come on very rapidly and most of them have set lots of fruit. I'm beginning to contemplate what I will do with a bumper harvest of chillis. A sort of Sambal Oelek is the current favourite. Does anyone have a good recipe for this that they are prepared to share with me?

P.S. I have that Blogger problem again! It means that it takes me ages to put together a post. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Also, Jane is currently not well, and is in hospital, so I don't have so much time for blogging. I shall try to keep up the daily posts, but I will not have much opportunity for commenting elsewhere. I'll be back to usual form as soon as I can.


  1. I'm sorry to hear of your wife being in hospital, I do hope she is back home with you soon. As always lovely photos.

  2. Sorry to hear that your wife is ill. Hope she's on the mend very soon.

    No clue what to do with those chili peppers.

  3. It seems that when one thing goes wrong - everything does. I hope Jane is soon feeling better. It's a worrying and exhausting time when someone you care about is in hospital. I hope you don't have far to travel for visiting.

    As you will have guessed I don't have a clue when it comes to chilli recipes but the photos are great.

  4. Gosh Mark, I hope Jane is up and recovering soon, what a worry for you both! Let us all know when she turns the corner.

    Now are you sure there is no can of Pledge out of sight of the camera responsible for the almost blinding gleam of pepper? Hmm? The very first simple pic of the pepper on the white dish is actually quite lovely.

  5. Those chili peppers really are beautiful, no wonder you want to photograph them! I hope Jane (your wife?) is home and well very soon! Hope things aren't too stressful for you.

  6. Mark I like the first photo because thats how the pros would show it in those posh recipe books, we do hope Jane is up and about soon at least we know you can happily cater for yourself

  7. A big get well soon to Jane. I do have recipes for sambal... It is a perfect pepper.

  8. am so sorry jane is poorly... I hope it's not too stressful for you, please please send her my love... oh and your scotch bonnet looks like it's made of china!

  9. Beautiful shiny chillis. Wishing Jane a speedy recovery, hope she is back home with you soon.


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