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Asparagus Hunan-Style (with Bacon, Green Chilli, Garlic)

If you can make asparagus bacon-wrapped, you can certainly cook it Hunan-style, with bacon, green chilli, and garlic!

Growing Chiltepin #WithMe: Germination

One month after seeding, and there is progress to report. Yeah, not so easy to grow, that chiltepin…

Grow Chiltepin #WithMe 1: Seeds and Sowing

It’s a bit late in the year (I’m starting this mid-May), but I couldn’t resist some chiltepin – and that…

How to make Hunan Duo Lajiao “Chopped Chilli”

Duo lajiao “chopped chilli” is the major “chilli sauce” and preserve of the Hunan kitchen – and extremely easy to…

Growing Sansho: Year 3, Spring Update

My sansho (Japanese pepper, Zanthoxylum piperitum) is now in its third year, after its second winter…

How Growing Chilli Plants Protects from Coronavirus Panic/Apathy

Gardening is therapy, people have long been saying. With the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic affecting the world, growing plants seems to…

Zhecheng, Henan – Where the Chilli Faces Heaven

One of the major growing areas of the chilli in China lies in Zhecheng, Henan, a few hours southeast of…

Harvesting Chiltepin, Talking Diversity

Even as I do not have so many different kinds of chiltepin anymore, some diversity still remains – even just…

Aztec History and the Chiltepin

The history of the Aztecs – or at least the historiography in the Codex Mendoza – has a little pointer…

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