Remember the chillis preserved in oil, well I have to admit it ......it just didn't work with the fresh chillis, so it's back to my old method of drying them first and then immersing them in oil. I've just finished last years batch of oil so I know that it worked well that way.
The Chilli plant in the polytunnel is just about at the end of its life so I will harvest all the remaining fruits today or tomorrow and dry them slowly in the bottom oven of the Aga and then start a fresh batch. It makes a wonderfully flavoured oil for using in our Mediterranean veg dishes.
Back tomorrow with my Thrifty Thursday tips, I think I owe you a couple after vanishing without trace last week! Now I'm off to read my Country Living and see if I can pick up any tips.