Thursday, April 16, 2009

Project Eden - 17th Week

I have moved all of the chili plants out from the Aerogarden, after a growing concern from the upper management with my green activity (they were thinking that I was growing something illegal in the office). I even had the director came over and looked at the leaves of all the plants. Probably he was looking for some fresh supply :)

Anyway, with the help of my colleague, we moved everything to pot now:

The jalepeno plant is growing nicely bearing three fruits:

A few more days, these chilies will be ready for consumption :)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Project Eden - 15th week

It is spring time in UK now, and the chili plants have grown rapidly. It is a jungle of chili plants right now...

I got my first two chilis:

This is another variant of it, but hard to bear fruit without pollination from the bees...

I need to find a way of getting all these flowers pollinated to have chilis


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Coffee Chicken

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world today, and yet, it is hardly used in cooking. Is it that bad to eat it. If so, how bad can it be? Well, there is one way to find out...

Roast some fresh coffee bean:

Marinate the chicken with coffee bean, salt, cumin and paprika. Wrap it up and pop into the oven:

After 20 mins in 250 degree temperature oven, glazes it with some honey. Pop back into the oven for 2 mins:


Coffee chicken done! :)

Despite all the efforts and coffee, it still tastes like chicken :) The chicken breast has the smell of smoky, barbecue coffee. The sauce is sweet with a hint of bitterness like espresso, but with savoury taste. It feels like having your main meal and after-meal espresso at the same time. It is weird, but it is somehow rather pleasing, especially when the caffeine kicks in :)