I tried this winter to grow something but thanks to climate change, it was all very unpredictable. I shall have to think of something to beat this chaotic weather for next year. I am beginning on an exciting community garden project which I will report another time.
For now, I am using the summer harvest to good use in the chilly winter. This is my chilli oil. The ingredients consisted of a base of a neutral oil (I used 100 litres of organic sesame seed oil) which I heated for 30 seconds in the microwave. Then I added four birds eye chillies, two sprigs of rosemary, a few sage leaves and four peppercorns. You can adjust the chilli according to your needs- my children seemed to love the chilli taste. Then leave to infuse in a jar for at least two weeks before using.