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…

New look, new sauces

  So you may have noticed a bit of a change with The Chilli Pad. It’s undergone a makeover! I’m hoping to make more changes in the coming weeks but I’d love to know your views so please leave a comment on this post if you like or dislike and what else you would like…

Salsa review: Red vs Green

So I’m on to the final products of my MexTrade goodie box: the classic Salsa Mexicana Casera and Salsa Verde. Quite an easy distinction at first. One is red and the other green but they are both perfect accompaniments for typical Mexican dishes such as burritos and quesadillas. I used them to top my steak fajitas. One negative point…

Chilli rock and Naga vodka

Following my trip to the Isle of Wight last month I’ve now had a chance to try all of my souvenirs from the House of Chilli. I went away with some House of Chilli rock, a new hot sauce and a small bottle of chilli vodka. Psycho Juice Red Savina Red Savina is part of the…