Saturday, 26 September 2015

Mango habanero salsa


Today I made a mango + habanero salsa to go for dinner with salmon and potato.

The recipe
One fresh mango, sliced
One or two habaneros
Fresh onions, chopped
One fresh lime, squeezed
A lot of cilantro, finely chopped

It's really a delicious salsa. Maybe I made it a little too hot, so we were completely melting at the end of dinner. But it gave us a good laugh. As always when it comes to chile peppers :-)

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, 19 September 2015



We were happy to find this chipotle sauce today. Tried it for dinner. It was really good with the (sort of) patatas bravas that I made. A nice addition to my hot sauce "collection".

Hot regards,



Harvest time. Today, I made a salsa. My favorite habanero salsa. It's called xnipec. Inspiration from Dave DeWitt's habanero cookbook, here is my recipe.

My slightly modified xnipec

2 habanero peppers
2 tomatoes, chopped
Fresh onion, chopped (amount approximately one onion).
juice from one lime
A bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
Instead of salt, I use capers

The name Xni-pec comes from the Maya words ni (nose), and peek (dog), referring to a dog’s wet nose. This salsa can be made so hot that your nose will start dripping. That's how I like it.
The name “Xni-pec “comes from the Maya words “ni” (nose), and “peek” (dog), referring to a dog’s wet nose, since this sauce can be so hot that your nose will sweat like a dog! - See more at:

I used the red habanero that I grew this summer.

The salsa was delicious and hot. It's funny how Patricia reacts when the salsa is hot enough. Goose bumps :-)

Now we're all sneezing :-)

Have a great hot weekend!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Tepin amarillo


I was really surprised to find this tiny pod. The plant has been in the corner behind bigger plants, so I have not been able to really look at it.

I hope it stays healthy, and is able to mature. Time will tell.

Hot regards,

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Chiltepe from Guatemala

Hi again,
  this one is really late, and it's great to see that the flowers are being pollinated. But I wonder if it will make it all the way. I will probably move the plant indoors in a week or so. The days are still pretty warm. The nights are cooler.

Anyway, aren't they a good looking bunch?

Only one pod on the plant.

Hot regards,

Habanero yellow


A short update. My yellow habanero is still out on the balcony. The nights are getting cooler, but the days are warm.

Haven't tasted the pods yet. But they look yummy :-)

Have a great week!

Hot regards,

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Mid September reflection


Almost mid September, and the chiles are really late.

This is the time of year, when I realize that the new flowers won't turn into pods. So I've started to take away some plants. Always a little sad, because it marks the end of the season.

But, I'm happy to be able to pick some fresh pods for lunch. Here we have 3 dedo de moca, 2 peru yellow and 1 trepadeiro werner.

All of them are Capsicum baccatum. The dedo de moca this year, seems to be hotter than usual. Peru yellow is an old favorite of mine. It's so crisp, so it's a great feeling to have a bite of it :-) Trepadeiro is the one with least heat, but it has a great taste.

The remainings of some harvested peppers. Drying the pots... Before putting them away.

But, hey, wait a minute. The season is definitely not over yet. There is actually a massive amount of peppers on the balcony. So, there is more to come for 2015 :-)

Wishing you a great weekend.