You expect to pay good money for a decent pestle & mortar but as far as looks go, they’re normally pretty non-descript. The Orb, £32, is certainly the most eye catching design I’ve seen. I’d say it’s even counter top worthy.
Promising to bring your hot drinks down to the perfect temperature quicker and keep them there for an extra 3 hours, these little silver beauties are very clever indeed. They’re made from food grade stainless steel with an inner core of proprietart phase change material. Yes, it’s that impressive stuff that will keep your cuppa at a quaffable 140 degrees F.
There’s nothing Matt likes better than hot food and our friends and family know it. For Christmas we were inundated with chilli seeds and couldn’t wait to get them in the soil.
From that point on they’ve been nurtured and fussed like a new born. There’s been the cute moments “ooh look at the tiny little seedlings”, those heart in mouth moments when you think you’ve upset (re-potting) and here comes our proud moment…
Today I counted 19 chillies on our biggest plant and it’s still covered in flowers! What type of chillies are they? You tell me. We’ve had so many chilli seeds that we’ve forgotten which we actually planted. (If you have any idea how to tell what they are please leave me a comment.)
Despite the bumper crop, it isn’t in the best state of health. It’s been bruised and battered by the weather our “Summer” has brought and the ants have had a feast, so today we’ve brought the chillies inside for a bit of respite.
Anyone else growing chillies this year? How are they doing in all the rain?