General Information

Book mark the 11th and 12th July 2015 for the second year of this great event which will be hosted at the home of ChilliBobs Chilli Farm – Orchard Farm, Fiskerton Road, Rolleston Notts. NG23 5SJ.

East Midlands Chilli Festival Edible-chillies

This year as well as over 30 chilli stalls and everything from Chilli beer, cider, ice cream, chocolate, fudge and various sauces, condiments, chilli plants and fruits from some of the UK’s best Chilli Artisan – we will also have 10 local breweries selling the best of their Real Ales and Craft Beers to the public.

East Midlands Chilli Festival -Barefoot-Biltong-Photos

Add to this over 30 craft artisan stalls, free entertainment for children, competitions – Chilli Eating and Lemon Eating – and street food and drink on both days and we have a recipe for success!!

Apart from good ales, the food and drink vendors will include delicacies such as Pulled Pork, Gourmet Dogs, jerk chicken along with mocktails, cocktails and smoothies to whet any whistle.

Nestling in the Trent Valley halfway between Nottingham and Lincoln, this event will also have entertainment all day from local groups and bands with late night music on the Saturday until 11:30.

East Midlands Chilli Festival Chilli-Jam-Man

For the cooks amongst you… The UK Chilli Cook-off Association will be running a public Chilli Cook-off on the Saturday and, for the first time, a Forces Chilli Cook-off on the Sunday.

They are also able to take camping/caravan onsite so why not make a relaxing weekend of it.

Information and ticket booking is now possible on the website www.em-chillifest.co.uk, through Skiddle.co.uk and via their facebook sites Chillibobs or EMChilliFest.

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If you plan on going to the North East Chilli Fest, it may seem early to start buying your tickets as the event is in July, but they are having an early bird ticket sale.

Tickets are normally £7 but if you are quick you can grab a bargain and score some tickets for just £4 each.

North East Chilli Fest Poster

Click on the image to order your tickets, the number of tickets is limited so order quickly if you what to save.

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It is not everyday a new chilli shop opens in the UK, but today is Friday the 13th March 2015 and All Things Chilli opened its doors in Bournemouth.

Dorset Chilli Shop Bournmouth

They are stocking some of the best products available in the UK including products from:- Hot Headz, Chilli Jam Man, Wiga Wagaa Chillis, Red Hot Chilli Fella, Flamin’Hotstuff, Galloway Chillies, Dorset PopCorn Co, The Upton Cheyney Chilli Co, South Devon Chilli Farm, Burning Desire Foods, Dr Burnoriums extraordinary Psycho Range, Mr Vikki’s, Timmy’s Chillies, Prices Spices, Happy Chilli Co, The Chilli Pepper Co, Dartmoor Chilli Farm, Suzy Sweet Tooth Chilli Fudge, Windy ridge Cheese, Leopard Dairy Cheese, Snowdonia Cheese Co, Dorset Gourmet HotDog Co, as well as selling selling Fresh and Dried Chillis and seeds.

You can find the shop at 682 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH9 2EG. Phone 01202 536679. email spiceitup@dorsetchillishop.co.uk or on the web at www.dorsetchillishop.co.uk

Here are just a few more pics so you know what to expect.

Dorset Chilli Shop
Dorset Chilli Shop
Sampling at the Dorset Chilli Shop

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I can’t believe a month has passed since I first introduced myself on the Chilefoundry.

I’ve had one of the craziest months for a long while, bearing in mind that this is supposed to be the quieter part of the year. Ive been busy potting seedlings on, I usually sift my compost and add perlite myself but 2 weeks ago I had a hernia operation so to make things easier for myself I bought a 50L sack of Biobizz “All.Mix” of which I was impressed with and now have two grow tents bursting at the seems it was so much easier to pot on because of the fact that the seedlings were established in the Grodan Cubes. I have lights in the Clone Box Tents and have them set to be on for 14 hours per day and this seems to be ok for the moment.

DevonChilliMan Seedlings

Now one of reasons that I’ve had such a crazy month is I’ve been trying to secure some polytunnels for the expansion of DevonChilliman & as of 5pm Thursday 26th February I signed a contract and can now tell you all that I have 8 polytunnels these are a great size, being 35M x 9M.

King Reaper PickleAnother exciting piece of news is I have colaborated with my favourite artisan producer Adam Marks, as most of you will know is Mr Vikkis and he is based in Cumbria. Along with my passion for chillies the other passion in my life for over 20 years is the love for Indian food. I discovered Adam’s delights when I attended The Upton Cheyney Chilli Festival back in 2012 which is run by Alex & Louise Duck.

I couldn’t believe the flavours and authenticity of Mr Vikkis products & since that day I have become obsessed with them, my local Indian restaurant of which I have frequented for all this time must wonder what has happened to me!, so when Adam contacted me and asked if I would like to do a Mr Vikkis/DevonChilliman colaboration I honestly couldn’t believe it !!!.

So I have supplied him with the worlds hottest chillies the “Carolina Reaper” that I grew here in Devon in my glasshouse in 2014 for the “Superhot Chilli Pickle” which we have now called “King Reaper” …my “Chilli Caped Crusader” now wears a crown on the jars. This really is a superhot pickle for those Chilliheads who have worked their way through the ranks and are looking to get their next level fix.

Chilli Plants Small
Adam also wants me to supply him with all his Nagas this coming season,so I will dedicate one polytunnel for the variety “King Naga” and another polytunnel for the “Naga Morich” variety…so all in all I’m living my chilli dream at the moment and it seems funny to have a business that I class as a hobby as it really doesn’t feel like work.

Well that’s what I’ve been up to, I will be back in March with another update.

www.devonchilliman.co.uk

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