My beautiful Apricot chillis
are ripening perfectly in the greenhouse. These are a very mild chilli with a clean fruity flavour, just like a salad pepper. A wonderful pale, apricot colour.
Just a hint of heat at the back of your mouth while eating it, but really, a lovely, lovely salad ingredient. I will be saving some seed for next year.
Meanwhile, last week I bought some Quinces
from the RHS Wisley Autumn harvest show.
So yesterday I made some Quince jelly
. Quinces are very high in pectin, so can be used to make a wonderfully fragrant jelly with relatively little cooking.
Meanwhile back on the patch, I dug up a few roots of Horseradish
. Our heavy clay soil means that lots of these roots are forked and mis-shapen, but I managed to clean a few decent pieces.
Peel and tidy them up indoors.
and thank heavens for modern technology! This stuff is lethal if you lean over and inhale. It is pretty darn painful just being in the vicinity to take a photograph. So a nice jar full of fresh, home made horseradish sauce is now sitting in the fridge. So guess what is on the Sunday lunch menu at Matron's house?