This month has been really busy in the garden, there has been lots to harvest, the first chillis have been ripening nicely, the sweet peppers have been growing like crazy and i now seem to have a glut of tomatoes.
I have mainly been using the tomatoes in salads and sauces as well as giving a lot of them away as i just haven’t had the time to make as much sauce as i would like.
Our shopping bill has gone down a fair bit because we have been using the potatoes from the garden, carrots from the tubs, cucumbers (along with the tomatoes,peppers and chillis) from the greenhouse and most excitingly of all my first cabbages.
I’d never grown cabbages before as i didn’t have room until we bought the house, then last year i didn’t have space in the veg plots as i went OTT on other veg. This year i am so glad i grew them, they aren’t very big but they are very very tasty and just the perfect size to have as part of a meal for the two of us.
The next month or two should see the chilli harvest keep ripening which will lead to me making some Chilli Up North Sauce and definately some chutney, so keep your eyes peeled for that. In the mean time take a look at the pics
I was a little bit worried when i saw this in the supermarket, because as much as i love chilli, I’m not sure i want to rub it all over myself, despite that i was taken in by the description on the back of the bottle and purchased some for the princely sum of 89p
I’m not sure what dragon fruit smells like but you could certainly smell the spiciness from the chilli, it was actually quite pleasant although slightly sweet and sickly.
Despite my worries it didn’t burn or tingle but it did leave you feeling clean and smelling nice, which i guess is the whole point of a shower gel.
I guess Source were trying to be a little bit different, they seem to use a lot of different fruits and plants in their products so i guess it is only natural for them to try chilli at some point.
Chilli Up North Verdict: No chilli addiction is complete with out trying this, let every know how addicted you are by smelling like a chilli!! 8/10 (heat 0/10)