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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Preserving Hot Peppers

I was advised to save hot peppers by flash freezing them or by drying them. I cut the tops off some and removed the seeds. They went into the freezer in a cake pan. Once frozen I will bag them up to use one at a time. Others I threaded onto fishing line and hung in the mechanical room where it is very warm.

I wore my gardening gloves while I did this, but I realize now only the palm was non porous and the tops of my fingers are burning from the hot pepper oils. I don't dare touch my face.