Update from the Garden
One of the highlights of my trip to China last summer was a visiting Longsheng and climbing to the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. Scattered along the trail, alongside spectacular views were a gaggle of traditionally dressed ladies hawking souvenirs to sweaty tourists. While handcrafts aren't normally my thing I'm always tempted by culinary treats and grabbed a bag of dried chillies from an elderly saleswoman. These fiery little numbers have featured in a number of dishes and even in a blog post, but now they also feature in my garden. Some of the seeds I planted successfully germinated and last weekend I harvest my first crop of 'Longsheng, old lady chillies'.