You're weak (only jokes!). Another amazing birthday present - this time from the lovely Lauren of Lamb Likes. This sweet brown box came packed with dried chillies and chilli powders from Spice Mountain (pssst Londoners! You can find them at Borough Market!). I'm a huge chilli fan, I would go so far as to say that the only thing I've ever tasted that came close to being 'to hot to handle' was the Peppertree curry from Clapham's very own Peppertree Thai Canteen. The box contains luscious Indian chillies just begging to be turned into chilli oil. Piri piri chillies which are tiny but deadly (add one and you'll experience delightful heat, add two and no one will be able to eat your food) as well as chipotle chilli powder (hello huevos rancheros!) and majestic looking Cascabels (even the name is beautiful). I'll be sharing one or two ways to revel in the hot hot heat using these bad boys this summer.
Also! I was lucky enough to receive these pots of ground orange peel and powdered beetroot! These are just begging to be turned into a cake creation - watch this space!