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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Drying Peppers


I leave some of my Anaheim Peppers on the plant to ripen. These lovely red peppers are then strung on quilting thread or embroidery floss and hung to dry. Like my drying rake/rack? 





Once completely dry I will remove the stem and seeds and give them a few turns in the blender, then store in a jar. This will make my pepper flakes to use through out the year. To string them, I use a regular needle, piercing them through the stem.


If I have a short strand, I leave the needle on the string awaiting more peppers to come later. I'm thinking of trying to dry some green ones. Have you tried that before? How did it turn out? 






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20 comments:

  1. Love your drying rack and I love you pointed out the needle on the string. It made me smile.

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  2. I love your drying rack rake! This is another one of those projects you might want to wear gloves to do! Pretty red peppers.

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  3. Fantastic idea! This was the first year we grew peppers and have a TON of red chili peppers left. I've been leaving them laying on a flat platter to dry but your method is so much prettier!

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  4. What a great idea for those times when you have to harvest all your peppers because it's going to freeze/frost that night!

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  5. I've always wondered how to dry these. And now I know just how easy it is. Thanks for sharing.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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  6. Great idea! I always end up throwing some of mine away because we can't eat them all. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Love the drying rack also. I have a rake head I have saved to use for drying flowers.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  7. Thank you for the easy tutorial. My husband has been wanting to do this. I love love love the drying rack/rolling pin holder.

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  8. They look so great while they're drying!! Thanks so much for linking up to The DIY'ers!

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  9. Love the drying rack! And great tip using the embroidery floss and just threading it through the pepper like that. I'll definitely have to remember that for next year's pepper crop. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell.

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  10. I wish I had a big string of these peppers! Love the rack you dried them on. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen party. See you next week.

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  11. Yes, that rake/rolling pin rack is something to behold! Fantastic idea. Visiting via 'showoffweekendblogparty'. Glad you showed it off. :)

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  12. I look forward to receiving e-mail updates and keeping up with your new posts.
    My maiden name is HILL. I wonder if we could be related?

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  13. Great idea, I love it. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up at The Gathering Spot this week!

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  14. I have never tried this before but would really like to next year when we have more peppers. I love your drying rack! It is beautiful as well as functional. Thank you for sharing this with us at the HomeAcre Hop. We'd love to have you back again tomorrow.

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  15. I hope our weather makes it so we can have a nice garden next year. Lovely peppers. Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Theresa

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  16. I always hang my peppers to dry, but not in such a cute and clever way. I love this idea! :-)

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  17. What a creative way to dry your peppers. Thank you for sharing this with us at Twirl and Take a Bow...hope to see you again Tuesday! ~Tammy

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