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  1. Pickled Chilli's

    by , 23-09-2019 at 08:35 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by valmarg View Post
    The following is a recipe from a Jamie Oliver cookbook:-


    Pickled chillies are absolutely superb. They are brilliant because they can just sit in the fridge waiting to be used. I particularly like to use them in stir-frying or in broths or to eat them just as they are with some cheese and bread.

    600g/1lb 5oz medium green chillies
    15 black peppercorns
    5 bay leaves
    3 tablespoons coriander seeds
    5 teaspoons salt
  2. My birth month

    by , 01-09-2019 at 09:51 PM
    So September has arrived and the busy summer season here on the islands is dwindling as families return to the mainland ready for the start of the new school year. Autumn is a gentle season on Scilly as the pink amaryllis belladonnas and magnificent crinum lilies in white and sugar pink come into bloom. The bracken turns russet and gold, spiders webs are festooned everywhere, the apple trees are laden with Bramleys, the hedgerows with blackberries, the Jerusalem artichoke 'forest' with small sunflower ...