Monday, 3 April 2017

Minor, but hot, disaster!!!

When I sorted out my kitchen ready ready for the floor to be renewed I "edited" my herbs and spices as some were well put of date.  Among those I replaced was cayenne pepper.

Yesterday when I served up my lunch it was so spicy I couldn't eat it!  I had forgotten that a new jar of cayenne pepper would be considerably hotter than an old one.  

Today I have made another casserole but this time with no spice at  all.  I then combined both.  Much better.

Good job that I like it as instead of freezing five portions I've had to put nine into the freezer!


  1. I cannot eat too much spice either. Your solution sounds excellent.
    My recent casserole included some lovely fresh bayleaves [my SIL gave me a small baytree for the garden] but we have discovered that fresh leaves are much more pungent than the dried ones - and almost add a little hint of bitterness. PS have just emailed you!

  2. I would have never thought of that. You're brilliant! Good job

  3. Smart lady! Is Jack around to help you eat some?

  4. What a good idea! Neither of us enjoy spicy food so I rarely buy spices.