Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wahaca chillies

Look up "cheap Mexican London" on Google and the first thing you'll find is a map to Wahaca, Thomasina Miers of MasterChef fame's budget eatery in Covent Garden. It's not your typical tex-mex and, although the ambience is somewhat school-canteen like, the relaxed attitude, low prices, tasty nosh and laid-back staff make it a fun night out with friends. In particular I would recommend the summer broad bean quesadillas. Oh, and the mojitos are pretty good too...

One of the nice little touches at Wahaca is a little packet of chilli seeds to take home with you. I have been starting mine off in a mini propagator in the airing cupboard and they have now progressed to a sunny windowsill. I will keep you posted on their progress and no doubt have some tasty chilli recipes once they have grown!

4 comments:

Donkey Face said...

Nice photo. My seeds are in the same stage now.

Do you know what type of chillis are they? I've forgotten and made the mistake of throwing the packet away.

alexthepink said...

Hey donkey face (it's not often I get to say that without offending anyone!). I think they're jalapenos, although I have done the same thing and thrown the little packet away.

Donkey Face said...

How are your plants coming along? I killed the one that was indoors. The one in my window box has two seed leaves. My father has managed to grow his one into a healthy 8 inch plant, though he's lucky enough to have a greenhouse.

alexthepink said...

Hi again donkey face. They're still doing ok, but nothing like 8 inches though...