Chilli week-end

Guess where he and I went this week-end. here are a couple of clues


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chilli jellies & jams
All this and much more at the "Chilli Fiesta" which took place at West-Dean gardens near Chichester a thoroughly enjoyable event, highly recommended.
Early September the gardens will organise a similar week-end around the tomato.
Carluccio will be, every festival needs its celebraty chef. Check it the program out if you were to be in that part of the world then.In the meantime is somebody was willing to try out this recipe for chutney, I would be curious to know the results. got it from Rosemary Moon's booklet
Sweet aubergine and mango chutney
2 large green mangoes
2 large aubergines
1 large piece fresh root ginger 8-10 cm
2 red chilies
2-3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp sea salt
500 ml distilled malt vinegar
1 kg unrefined demerara sugar
prepare the fruits and vegetables, peel the mangoes and cut the flesh away from the stone. chop the mango and aubergines into 2.5 cm chunks. Peel the ginger, de-seed the chilies then finely chop them together with the garlic.
place all the ingredients together in a preserving or very large pan and bring slowly to the boil. Simmer for 45-60 minutes until well reduced but still moist.
Pour into warm jars, seal.

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