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Mike Smith with a Dragons Breath.

Just read an article about the hottest chilli in the world, Dragons Breath, developed by Mike Smith a hobby grower from Wales. Also unpacked my backpack and realised I had two gifts of chilli pods with seeds from Homegrown Nurseries.

The Dragons Breath has not been certified by Guinness World Records, but is in the process as it dwarfs other chillies around the world.  After all it is considered a weapons grade, record breaking, one bite airway burn that will seal your lungs for good. Might go with a good Durban curry.

It measures more than 2.48m on the Scoville scale, and it could potentially cause a type of anaphylactic shock for someone who eats it, burning the airways and closing them up. Sauce

BhutJolokia09_Asit.jpgI recently bought the Ghost Chilli (aka Bhut jolokia) plant from a farmers market and was told by a local chilli enthusiast that it was the hottest chilli in the world. It was the hottest chilli in the world in 2007, and the man that told me is probably still living in the late 60’s and early 70’s.

The Ghost chilli is rated at more than 1 million Scoville heat units (SHUs). However, the ghost chili was shortly superseded by the Infinity chili in 2011, followed by the Naga Viper, the Trinidad moruga scorpion in 2012, and the Carolina Reaper on August 7, 2013.

But lets get to the bottom of the hottest chilli in the world, 2017, atleast the top 5.

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Made on a Appaloosa farm, guest house, fine dining restaurant in Bathurst during the winter of 2016, Kingston Farm. Go for a dinner, its worth every cent.

 

 


Extracting honey combs from a wild hive in an unused ant hill.



Stone Cottage to put your feet up

Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The stone cottage can accommodate up to two adults comfortably. It has views overlooking a small game reserve that stock Wildebeest, Zebra, Nyala, Bushbuck and impala. Bathroom, sitting room with f…

 


– Guavas are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium.
– They are native to the subtropical regions of the United States: Hawaii, Florida and – Southern California as well as many areas of Asia, South America and South Africa.

-Guavas are part of the myrtle family, which includes familiar spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Guava is low in calories and fats but carry several vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant poly-phenolic and flavonoid compounds that play a pivotal role in the prevention of cancers, aging, infections, etc
– Guava is versatile to use in the kitchen.
– Horses, donkeys and dogs love guava’s.

stewed-guavas

 

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