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I believe it was creative Review I was flicking through at work today when I came across an advert for iStock, all you have to do is play their little game (sign up first if you already haven’t) and you have the chance, with a little bit of visual skill to grab yourself upto 5 iStock credits 🙂

Click here to play

Blooming tricky little game, I managed to get all but one, have a go it has to be better than moving shapes around in InDesign! 😀 I got myself a nice free 4 credits 🙂

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First off, here’s a small crop of pods. The chillies were, Cayenne, Jalapeno, Santa Fe Grande, Sweet Banana, Thai Orange, Apache, Rocoto Orange:
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I’ve learned from my mistakes! So its Gloves:
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The prepared Chillies, Garlic and Shallots:
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The Packed jar after Blanching everything for a couple of minutes, sprinkled in a few corriander seeds and black peppercorns and a couple of Cardamon pods:
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The filled jar (ikea jars Leak!! Grrrr!):
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1/ All ingredients were washed and sliced
2/ everything was blanched in boiling water for not more than 2 mins, probably less.
3/ A cup of White Wine vinegar, half a cup of sugar, and a teaspoon of salt were boiled up gently until everything was dissolved.
4/ The preserving jar was packed tightly with all the ingredients and the hot vinegar solution poured over to cover and the jar sealed.

5/ *remember not to put anything you care about in an Ikea Jar!* I’ll have to transfer the contents to a real jar at some point if I don’t eat everything within a month! 🙂

BTW, I did see something like this recipe done on www.chillisgallore.co.uk but I forget who did it, thanks for the idea 🙂

nearly forgot, here’s the Rocoto I put in with all its lovely black seeds 🙂
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