Khoo’s Hot Sauce. Full Steam Ahead.

Things have really been moving forward with Khoo’s Hot Sauce. Last time I wrote a blog post we had just finished building the polytunnel, I’d just resigned from my day job and I… Continue reading

The Northern Beacon

I present to you, the newest (and hottest) sauce in our range, ladies and gentlemen…… The Northern Beacon You spoke and we listened. You told us you loved the fruity flavours of The… Continue reading

I’ve been away. Now I’m back.

I realise it’s been a long time since I added to the blog, over a year in fact.  It’s been a busy year, but now I’m back. I have lots of news about… Continue reading

Blackcurrant Liqueur

We have blackcurrants!  Our biggest bush has finally started delivering. We’ve had this bush for a few years now. It even moved house with us, but so far it’s delivered very little in… Continue reading

Oregano. Harvesting and drying

A couple of weeks ago I decided it was high time I got on top of my Oregano. I’m a big fan of using Oregano with chicken, and I often find myself using… Continue reading

Garden Happenings. Spring has sprung, Summer has been suggested……

Spring is always the busiest time of year in the kitchen garden, and this year has been no exception. Armed with a brand new plan for the garden, we’ve spent the last couple… Continue reading

Khoo’s Hot Sauce. A busy few months.

  It’s been a very busy few months here at Khoo’s Hot Sauce HQ.  And I’ve just realised that I haven’t updated the blog with any of our business happenings since before Christmas  So… Continue reading

Artificial Lighting – I thought I’d get away without using it this year

You may remember in my last grow log update I mentioned broken lightboxes from last year and how I’ve been trying to get the plants through Spring on purely natural light.   Well,… Continue reading

2013 Chilli Grow Update-Potting on the seedlings

It’s been a long time since my last post. I apologise. Sometimes life has a knack for getting in the way. Between a poorly PC, university work and keeping on top of the ever-growing Khoo’s… Continue reading

Nachos Grande

I love a plate of absolutely loaded Nachos. The best thing about using Tortilla Chips is the fact you can do as much or as little with them as you like.  Last night… Continue reading

Chilli King Prawn and Chorizo Pasta

With Jumbo King Prawns on sale at our local supermarket and a bag full of German Chorizo-style sausages  recently acquired from the Leeds German Market, I can think of few better ways to warm… Continue reading

Out with the old. In with the new………

That’s it. The end of the 2012 season for me. All but two of this year’s plants are now spread between the two compost heaps. Every single chilli has now been harvested, dried,… Continue reading

The cream of the crop.

The growing season here in the North of England is finally drawing to a close, the very last pods on my indoor plants have ripened, and everything has been harvested. It seems like… Continue reading

Khoo’s Hot Sauce. Where we’re at.

It’s been a while since my last post. This whole chilli sauce thing has a way of keeping me busy! Things are beginning to level out a bit now, and as the dust… Continue reading

Khoo’s Slow Roasted Barbecue Beef

  Barbecue season is definitely over here in the UK. Some would argue as to whether it ever even started. Either way, fear not, it’s never too late to drench some beef in… Continue reading

The Harvest

With frost on the ground when I woke up at the weekend it could mean only one thing.   Time to cut all losses and harvest the bulk of the chillies, before they… Continue reading

The Garden and The Business. Recent happenings.

Lots of things have been going on both in and out of the garden recently. So much so that I haven’t had much time to sit down and write about it. As I’m… Continue reading

The Upton Cheyney Chilli Festival

Right, it’s really been a while since I blogged anything. Perhaps I’ve been getting lazy? Perhaps not, I’ve been away. I’ve spent a while galavanting around the South West of the UK with… Continue reading

Khoo’s Chilli Gherkins

I’ve always been a big fan of Gherkins. But, in one way or another I often feel that shop bought Gherkins seem to miss the mark quite often. Either they’re too soft and… Continue reading

Sweet Potatoes

I’ve always been a big fan of Sweet Potatoes, especially baked in Maple Syrup with a Sunday roast, but this is our first year growing them properly. A couple of years ago we… Continue reading

The 7 Pot Brain Strain

This thing means business. Let me start by saying this. The 7 Pot Brain Strain is by far and away the hottest pepper I have encountered. I’m not one for eating super-hot chillies… Continue reading

Khoo’s Mexican Crockpot Pork

I’m obsessed with Mexican cuisine. I honestly don’t believe that any other region of the world has nailed complimentary flavour combinations as well as South America.  I’ve spent the last couple of years… Continue reading

Khoo’s Lamb Vindaloo

Tonight we had an old favourite of mine. Lamb Vindaloo. Or my interpretation of a Lamb Vindaloo at least. This is a meal that needs to be planned in advance, as the Lamb… Continue reading

The Humble Padron

  The humble Padron pepper. This guy is my all time favourite variety of pepper. Out of all the super hots, all the sweet peppers and everything in between, this guy reigns supreme.… Continue reading

Khoo’s Chilli Chicken Chow Mein

  This is my Chilli Chicken Chow Mein. This is what the Baby Sweetcorns harvested from the garden were destined for earlier. As with most recipes, this is really only a guideline. It… Continue reading

Minipop Baby Sweetcorn

It’s our first year growing Baby Sweetcorn, and it’s time to taste the results. We grew proper Sweetcorn last year with mixed success due to poor pollination, but, on learning that Baby Sweetcorn… Continue reading

The fabled Black Naga

  The fabled Black Naga. Currently unripe. Will it ripen to red? Will it ripen to brown? Will it actually go black? Who knows? As with many topics in the ever growing world… Continue reading

Malaysian Goronong ripening nicely now

  There are chillies ripening. I was beginning to get a bit worried about how this year’s terrible weather would affect the chilli crop, but there are a few reassuring flashes of colour… Continue reading

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

I’m pretty sure we shouldn’t be seeing this for at least a few more months. We’ve grown purple sprouting broccoli before and technically they aren’t supposed to start flowering until their second Spring,… Continue reading

Bringing the kitchen up to standard

Back in May I had a meeting with the Food Safety branch of the local Environmental Health Agency about the viability of running a commercial hot sauce business from my domestic kitchen. Throughout… Continue reading