Tuesday, 25 September 2012

chillies all pretty and petite

Like most things in life, the ones that look the prettiest are the deadliest.  These cheerful chillies really made my day when they arrived this morning.  I had ordered them online with the idea of drying them and storing them in a jar for the pantry.  Almost as a keep safe for the winter, for you never know when you may need a little heat.

Here they are looking all pretty and petite from the very very very hot ones (yellow scotch bonnets and the little birds eye chillies) to the more everyday milder ones (the larger red and green chillies).  I jumped straight on them arranging a little bouquet and have left them hanging in the kitchen as if Christmas has come early.


Monday, 24 September 2012

sweet potato soup with coconut + chilli

What more do you need on a windy Autumn day than this delicious sweet potato soup with chilli, ginger & coconut cream, served with toasted pumpkin seed rye bread.  Would taste equally as sweet with a few roasted vine tomatoes on top!

Serves 2

You'll need:

  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 sweet potatoes (peeled and chopped)
  • grated fresh ginger (about an inch)
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • chilli (optional or to taste)
  • 3 Tbs coconut cream
1) Saute onion till transparent. 
2) Grate the ginger and add with chopped garlic. 
3) Add the sweet potatoes, cover with boiling water and bring to boil. 
4) Simmer for approx 30 minutes or until soft. 
5) Add chilli and coconut cream. 
6) Season with salt and pepper and serve with a drizzle of olive oil and coconut cream.