Wednesday, May 5, 2010


There is a fair bit of Horopito around these days.

It is being used in rubs, natural peppers - sprinkled on fancy biscuits etc...

And what Horopito's flavour?

Well it is a beautiful spicy earthy flavour - with one serious catch - it is bloody hot!

It is also a dangerous heat - a creeping one.

Sucking on a fresh leave - it goes from - hmmm this Horopito tastes like well any old raw leaf... to.... hmmm yes this leaf stuff is getting hot... dammed hot.... OMG even hotter!!

It is an interesting - almost primitive pepper flavour.

If you are lucky enough to have access to some Horopito bushes - throw a few leaves in your casserole - instead of using pepper - just lovely!

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