Thursday 15 March 2012

Sweet Chilli Sauce

Another vegetable that is very cheap at the moment is capsicum or red and green peppers. We love the Thai style sweet chili sauce and so I had a go at making some on Monday's delicious and the most beautiful colour. It's not too hot and lovely on all sorts of meals from omelettes to spag bol as well as with Thai style chicken etc.

You'll need

3-4 large red capsicums, washed and de-seeded, roughly chopped
1 jalapeno chilli, this is when you need to know your chillies, perhaps 2 little bird's eye chillies would be the same?
2 chopped garlic cloves
2 teaspoons chopped ginger.

Process these together in a food processor or blender and scrape into saucepan.

Add 1-1 1/2 cups of sugar(your taste again)
3/4 cup of white vinegar
a teaspoon of salt
a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
and a grating of black pepper.

Simmer the sauce uncovered (with the window open!) until it thickens and all the vegies bits are tender...this will take 30-50 minutes.
Soak your jars in hot water, pat dry with a clean towel and pour in the sauce.
Put the lids on and allow to cool.

I didn't make too much as this was a first, Gordon has one bottle and the others are in the refridgerator.

Priscilla is doing quite well although this week she has begun to lose her hair...this was quite a shock and she said she'd been trying to deny the fact that this would happen. Her Dad and I have ordered a lovely scarf and head-band from so hopefully that will arrive this week. She loved the torquoise colours and the name was just right for our own Mrs Kelly! 

Here she off the press

That's all for now,
Love from Sue


  1. And it is a gorgeous scarf!!!!!! I look like a supermodel :).

    1. Super model, indeed. You look wonderful. Have fun with the scarves and the hair loss will grow back. Stand Strong. Many are praying for your successful recovery.

  2. Yum yum!

    Priscilla, just wait until your hair grows out again. Ten years ago I had a "buzz cut" and after that my hair grew out thicker than it's ever been.

  3. Beautiful scarf, but most importantly, beautiful woman :) Cheering you on, Priscilla! XO