Oct 9, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers


And other peppers, but I kinda like the name. Finally dried the last batch of home-grown peppers. Took 2 full days to dry these babies because I was determined to dry them whole.

Would you believe my pepper plants are full of new peppers again—including the jalapeño plants. Seems crazy with temperatures below freezing point at night.

My jar has a mix of whole-dried Madame Jeanette (They’re always yellow. If they’re not yellow, they’re not Madame Jeanette peppers), Anaheim, green & red Jalapeño and the small but fiery rawit peppers.

Normally I wouldn’t store them together, but it looks so beautiful in the jar. So autumny.


Making lots of spice, fruit and pepper mixes these days. If at any point you’d like to try one of my crazy concoctions, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do.


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    1. 1

      Hi Kay,

      Two posts on one day ….. you are very busy to keep your followers happy. Thank you!! I am definitely going to try your Musakhan recipe. Last Saturday I bought Sumac and this is a great opportunity to use it.
      A little sample of your pepper harvest in any shape, form or mixture will be highly appreciated! 

      Regards, Francien 

      Francien on Oct 9, 2012 @ 4:22 pm Reply
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      Kay, how did you dry your peppers. Last year I put them in a brown paper bag and just left them sit for a couple weeks. This year I did that and they molded. So then I left them on the counter in a sunny spot and they were okay. Any good suggestions? cjbrick@ymail.com

      cindy brickley on Oct 9, 2012 @ 4:36 pm Reply
      1. Same for me last time. The red peppers dry fairly quick when you just place them in your windowsill, but green peppers seem to go bad before they dry completely. This time I bought a (cheap) dehydrator and been getting maximum mileage out of it, to say the least :)

        Kay on Oct 9, 2012 @ 4:41 pm Reply
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      Hi, Kay
      Could you, please, share with us a picture (the last one for this year) of your jalapeños adventure?
      I feel curious to see them all..!…pleeeeease!

      Rosa Nunez on Oct 11, 2012 @ 2:41 am Reply
      1. I posted a series named ‘Project Jalapeno’!

        Kay on Oct 11, 2012 @ 6:43 am Reply
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      Love your blog, already tried a couple of your recipes. Since you like chili’s so much, maybe this would be interesting site for you, http://www.peppersrus-forum.nl/ It’s a dutch chili community, about all kinds of stuff that involves chili’s :)

      And no, it’s not my own website.  

      meatfreak on Oct 15, 2012 @ 1:00 am Reply
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      Wat een mooi potje en een prachtige foto! Ik ben gek op madame jeanette, hoe smaakt ie gedroogd?

      No.-R on Oct 23, 2012 @ 8:12 am Reply
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      I have a question on your growing peppers.  Do you have a greenhouse?  If so do you heat it when the weather starts getting cool.  I have a greenhouse and raise many varieties of chiles and peppers so I’m always interested it what people do here.  I’m from the USA.

      Pat Schmidt on Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:24 pm Reply
      1. Pat, if you search my site for ‘Project Jalapeno” you’ll see how I grow my plants! 


        I don’t have a greenhouse. Used to have one of those el cheapo ones for a year, but ditched that this year. I start them in my window sill and keep them in my back yard until it gets too cold.

        Kay on Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:48 am Reply
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      I should have said in the above comment.  I’m from the USA but living in the Netherlands.

      Pat Schmidt on Aug 25, 2013 @ 11:26 pm Reply

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