Sunday, 9 December 2012

2012 Christmas Chilli

There is nothing so satisfying as spending ages contemplating, growing, procuring and preserving chillies. It kind of perpetuates their freshness and individual flavours, far beyond the usual shelf life of freshly picked produce.

I'm going to keep this article short and sweet. I've just made four batches of chilli, red, green, homegrown and imported and it took ages. People often say I should sell them, but I say it takes all the fun out of it. I only do it a few times a year and purely so I can enjoy the pleasure of giving it away to friends, family and clients.

Each 4 oz jar is individually lableled and if you want one, all you have to do is this:

- Post a comment on this blog
- Send me your postal address by email to

Naturally, my regular readers from the UK, Ireland, US, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Philippines (and you know who you are) are first in line. So get your addresses to me and I promise you a little treat in the post. I also promise to keep your personal details supremely confidential. It doesn't matter where you live, it's Christmas after all.

Enjoy the photos and I look forward to hearing from you!

The home grown stash from the freezer

One of my two trays on the window cill, early in the season

Extra ingredients for the first home grown batches

The home grown batches in jars

My special order, 2000 Indian green chillies

A daunting task

So fresh!

and the big ones were much quicker


firefoodie said...

PS: and if I get more requests than I can supply? I'll just have to make some more!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Wow Anthony! Christmas comes early this year!!! Yes, can I have one of those pleeeeeeease! :)


Mark Willis said...

Those jars look very professionally done! I don't eat a lot of chillis, but I do love them for their aesthetic value.

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen said...

Anthony, if you ever decide to quit the day job... I can certainly vouch for those chillis. Emailing you my address right away!

the food dude said...

Whoa, these jars look pretty cool!That's one awesome idea!

Jay said...


Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen said...

Thanks Anthony! Chillies arrived safe and sound. Can't wait to use them. Posting a little (modern) Irish treat for you today. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Anthony! Just came back 2 days ago and found your chilli in the mailbox!

Wishing you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a fruitful 2013 year ahead!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Anthony! It's me again!

Congratulations - Your blog has been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award! You truly deserve the recognition and I look forward to reading more interesting posts from you in the coming new year!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anthony

I am mad for some more of this - cant believe we didnt ask at Christmas!!


Caroline - All That I'm Eating said...

These look great! I don't eat many chillies and I'd be too afraid to use your jars as they look too pretty!

Lola Lobato said...

Happy New Year!!!
Your Christmas Chilli looks wonderful.
All the best.

firefoodie said...

Thanks Hester! Your exotic and very Irish bacon jam arrived today. Can't wait to try it! :)

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