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Award Winning Chipotle

Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Foods is one of the prestigious awards in the UK for artisan products. (LINK TO AWARDS) The judging is fierce, but the judges give feedback on the taste. This year our Smoky Chipotle ( LINK TO BUY) was awarded a coveted Star. The star means “Simply Delicious”. […]

Velvet Crab Curry with dumplings

Velvet Crabs Since arriving in the Uk we have always made crab and dumplings (a Tobago speciality) with brown crabs. But now we have discovered velvet swimmer crabs we will be using these all the time. They are inexpensive and eco friendly (apparently they breed rapidly and the ocean is full of them). But for […]

Ooft! at Loch Lomond Springfest

Springfest on Lock Lomond

Ooft! at Loch Lomond in early April at the Springfest. Ooft! at Loch Lomond, as part of the great culinary adventure. Chef Martin Sweeney was the host of Culinary adventures at the Lock Lomond Springfest in April LINK. This event is attracting increasing numbers of visitors due to its lovely location on the banks of Loch […]

Ooft! home made hot sauce on the Table

Ooft! home made hot sauce is very pleased to announce that the wonderful Glasgow Science Centre, (link to GSC Website)  one of Scotland’s premier visitor venues attracting thousands of families annually from all over the world has chosen Ooft! Hot Sauce to grace every table in the Centre Café. Hot Sauce is growing in popularity […]

Langholm Chilli Club on the map

Langholm Chilli Club arrives with a splash in 2018! Just down the road from Ooft! a group of locals in the small pretty Borders town of Langholm got together and started a club. Now we are in Scotland the land of the golfer, the hunter, and the walker, but they chose to grow, compare, and […]

Hot Sauce recipe – Making Ooft! – Part One

hot sauce recipe

  Hot sauce recipe – Making Ooft! Hot sauce recipe – When we make Ooft! part of the process is checking each individual pepper for quality. So in the picture above carefully hand washed peppers are being checked, topped, and chopped ready for “long term aging”. The centre of the image shows the tops, sometimes […]

Extreme Hot Sauce using Carolina Reaper – Dangerously Hot

Extreme hot sauces - Carolina Reaper

Extreme Hot Sauces Extreme hot sauce are we going too far? In a report on the BBC in April a man ate a Carolina Reaper pepper and ended up in hospital with a massive migraine. Doctors seem to think the pepper constricted the blood to his brain. LINK to story on BBC. How did we […]

Scoville Scale – Why are peppers hot?

Best Hot Sauce UK, Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

  Scoville Scale Scoville Scale is a measure of the heat in hot peppers. Heat in hot peppers, where does it come from and why? I have just been reading a very erudite report at Harvard University about the origin of heat in peppers. It amazed me that all the pepper lovers in the world […]

Hot Sauce Brands – which is best?

hot sauce brands

Hot Sauce Brands – Like most “what is the best” questions there is a different answer for different needs so essentially you are asking what is the best hot sauce for me to use with my X, where x can be a hot dog to a quesadilla. The answer therefor can vary enormously. If I […]

Hot Sauce Review of Ooft! Aged Hot Sauce

Clifton Chilli Club

  Hot Sauce review Great review of Ooft! from the famous and impartial Clifton Chilli Club. REVIEW LINK Buy Ooft! the sauce being reviewed by clicking this link. LINK TO CLUB WEBSITE Watch the faces as they taste our hot sauce. Note that they say they would buy this sauce, an acid test for reviews. […]