Tuesday, September 11, 2007
What do you do when you have too many chili peppers? You set them out to dry for a few days. Spicy, earthy, and overpowering, I'm now storing them in a jar since they easily took over the apartment once I brought them inside. A fantastically fragrant way to preserve some of the summer sun's last few vainglorious rays. (And yes, I hung them with mint floss. I had no twine.)It's all very simple: just tie them up, hang them in an open space outside that gets lots of sun, and come back a few days later. Ground them up into a powder or keep them whole in an air tight jar. Tasty and perfect for hearty chilies come the cold nights.