August 08, 2004


Things have hotted up a bit over the last few days, both in an atmospheric and in a culinary sense. Emma and I drove over to the Sanitas plant nursery in Gaborone. After a lovely meal of toasted sandwiches and chilli spiced pancakes, we looked around the gardens.

How they manage to grow such a rich a variety of high quality specimens using a minimum supply of water is quite a wonder. The elephant manure must help greatly. We bought a pack of these Mali Peppers at the vegetable shop on the way out. They look like small scotch bonnet peppers, and are just as slow-burning, almost as fierce, but a lot sweeter. I shall see if I can grow them in my new chilli garden in England.

Emma cooked a really nice mushroom risotto with some porcinis, and Peter braiid some hake fillets. The lightly fried peppers were a perfect accompaniment.

This was enjoyed greatly by all!

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