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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Chillies And Cauliflowers


'A chilli,' said Rebecca, gasping, 'Oh, yes!' She thought a chilli was something cool, as its name imported, and was served with some. 'How fresh and green they look,' she said, and put one into her mouth. It was hotter than the curry; flesh and blood could bear it no longer. She laid down her fork. 'Water, for Heaven's sake, water!' she cried.

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY Vanity Fair, Chapter 3



Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

MARK TWAIN

5 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Pleased to find that we were not going to get a soup recipe using the same two in the recipe!
Made a fantastic quick soup yesterday when friends called unexpectedly at lunch time. I diluted a jar of tomato and roasted pepper pasta sauce with vegetable stock, added a tin of cannelini beans and threw in a handful of small macaroni and gently simmered until said macaroni was cooked. It was jolly good although I say it myself. (plenty of grated parmesan served with it and also crusty sour dough)

The Solitary Walker said...

It's amazing the number of chillies you can get from one small bush, Pat. The soup sounds good!

Ruth said...

I adore the photo.

musicwithinyou said...

I tried to grow peppers once and yes I too couldn't believe the amount one bush will produce.

I had to laugh that a cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

The Solitary Walker said...

Glad you liked it, Ruth.

Welcome, Musicwithinyou, and thanks for your comment. Yes, a pepper bush is a very productive use of garden space. We had brilliant weather in the UK this year, so the peppers did well — not so sure if they'd be so successful in the typical cool and wet British summer though. We've frozen them, dried them, put them in the fridge, cooked with them, given them away, drawn them and photographed them. Now running out of ideas!