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A Very Chilli Blog

What's in my pantry - That olive jar

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What's in my pantry - That olive jar

Remember that time you looked up some fancy recipe for Mexican fajitas or a puttanesca pasta sauce, and went to a shop and bought a big jar of olives? It seemed so great at the time, but 6 months later do you keep bumping into that same jar each time you reach in to pick something that you ACTUALLY eat from the fridge? There it sits, 60% full, unused since that long-forgotten exotic meal and racing dangerously quickly towards the end of its shelf life.  We all know that feeling. Online recipes have a knack of telling you to buy...

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Why do we love the chilli?

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Why do we love the chilli?

Have you ever wondered what goes on in your mouth when you bite into a chilli? For some people biting into a chilli is jut about the worst thing you can possibly do. But for others it's hard to get through a meal without biting straight into a crunchy, raw hari mirch.  So what's going on? Are these two types of people somehow experiencing different things altogether? Is there something that makes some people react worse than others? If chilli makes your tongue feel on fire, is there something damaging happening to the skin on your tongue? As it turns...

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First post first shmost

So what's this whole blog stuff anyway? You may be looking at this page saying 'why the hell should I read the PICO blog?'. I don't blame you. I'm sitting here looking at this page saying 'why the hell should I write this damn PICO blog?'. When I don't even know what I'm eating tonight for dinner, how can I plan a coherent flow of blog posts to keep you hooked on our crazy hot sauce, running back to our product page for some more?  The task seems insurmountable, and I think fondly of that old Icelandic saying: 'there is...

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