Photo: Slavik Gormah
Occasionally I dabble with growing fruit and veg. It didn’t take me long to figure out that for me it’s best kept as a hobby rather than trying to live off the fruits of my labour. I’m not a talented gardener and I’m also a fair weather gardener. I like pottering in the garden on sunny evenings after work, but forget it if it’s wet or windy.
Anyway, probably my most successful endeavour was some bird’s eye chillis I grew a couple of years ago. I had probably a couple of hundred of them, and they are not exactly the kind of thing one can take into the office for a morning snack.
Then someone told me that you can freeze them just as they are. So I put them in a little pot in the freezer, and it worked really well.
Because they are so small you can get them out immediately before you need them. You can chop them up semi frozen. In fact they are probably easier to chop up when they are a bit frozen. Then pop them in your recipe to cook. Voila!