03 Oct '11, 12pm
Piers' chilli plant
Piers just bought a chilli plant of all things. We were at Sainsbury’s shopping for our dinner when he saw them for sale and got all excited. Piers likes eating spicy food. His tolerance level is about on par with the average Singaporean, which is quite remarkable for an ang moh. Anyway, our dinner was homemade burgers and he used his first chilli harvest in the patties. When I went into the kitchen to take photos, I saw the amount of meat he was marinating. “How many burgers are you planning to make, TEN??” I said. “Don’t be silly,” he said, “This is two burgers.” Do men overestimate their appetites or what? He ended up making five patties with his 1kg (2.2 pounds) of meat, which is crazy, but I guess better than two patties weighing 500g each. But then, he ate two of them, both totalling 454g (1 pound), so maybe he didn’t overestimate himself all that much, but that does...