Review: Flaming Charcoal Cheese

In my second review of Blacks Cheese, bought from Highclere Country Fayre, i’m looking at a very unusual cheese. It’s not just coated in black wax, the cheese underneath is black too and is one of three types of all black, charcoal cheddar available. The creamy mature cheddar plus cayenne chilli and charcoal is a…

Review: Jalapeno and Lime Mature Cheddar

Today I’m reviewing one of two unique cheeses bought at the Highclere Country Fayre from Blacks Cheese. Look out for the hard-to-miss all black chilli charcoal cheese I’ll be reviewing next week! Blacks Cheese Jalapeno and Lime Mature Cheddar This zesty little cheese is made from green chillies, red chillies, green chilli flakes and lime…

Review: Beeware Honeyed Chilli & Garlic Sauce

I’ve been trying out a lot of new products recently and I’ll try to do as many reviews as possible over the coming weeks. First up is Beeware Honeyed Chilli & Garlic Sauce. Although I was naturally attracted to this dark red sauce because of its chilli contents, the makers of this sauce specialize mainly…

Review of Hot Piri-Piri from Mannys Sauces

Last week, I was enjoying my Bank Holiday weekend and decided to walk into town to do some shopping. I didn’t realise that a food market, the first I’ve come across this year, had just opened. There is nothing greater than stumbling across a food market you didn’t know was there. Immediately I headed for…

Artisan Grocer Chilli Sauces

Hope you are having a great start to 2017! I’ve be absent over Christmas because a lot has been going on besides all the usual festivities, including getting engaged! I’m happy now to get back into this blog and continue bringing you recipes and reviews. To start the new year, I’ve reviewed one of my…

Hot sauce review!

I have three new hot sauces to share with you, bought over from the states to add to my collection. They are: Cholula Hot Sauce Original, El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce and Tapatio Hot Sauce. Tapatio Hot Sauce This was my favourite of the three. It’s dark red in colour and lists water, red peppers, salt, spices…

Mustard fit for a Tudor?

I missed posting last week due to birthday events so this week I’m giving this midweek review of something a little different. It’s dawned on me that, as a Brit, I have failed to cover one of the most popular hot condiments in this country. On Friday I went to Hampton Court Palace, in Richmond upon Thames,…

Product review: Dragon’s egg

Little update from me, the shoots of the chilli plants I planted (second time round) have finally come through! Better late than never. And in more good news, I finally managed to get my hand on a dragon’s egg! No, I didn’t sneak on to the set of Game of Thrones. I picked this chilli…

Product review: Flava-It Ghost Chilli Marinade

Flava-It Ghost Chilli Marinade is a dry marinade that can be added to all meats, but is particularly well-suited to marinading chicken and veg for fajitas! When I saw ‘Ghost chilli’ I was slightly worried the marinade would be too hot for anyone else eating my fajitas, but as the packet says, this family owned British…

Product of the week: The Spice Tailor

Everyone’s entitled to an easy ready-meal every once in a while and my go-to easy meal is curry. But let’s face it. Curry sauces from a bottle never taste as good as a curry you made from scratch unless you go a little more ‘upmarket’. I was wandering aimlessly around my local supermarket, looking for a…

Brewing (chilli) ginger beer

When I first stumbled upon Plants From Seed I was browsing for gifts for Secret Santa. These unique, do-it-yourself gifts seemed to fit the bill pretty well, so I ordered the ‘Make your own ginger beer (with chilli) kit’. I had no idea whether the person I was buying for was into chilli or even…