Peppers in the Kitchen

Chili peppers can be used fresh or preserved. This page discusses using fresh peppers and includes a homemade salsa recipe. Read about pickling and drying peppers and uses for preserved peppers. Stuffed Peppers Whether they’re sweet bells, mini pimentos, or spicy serranos, stuffed peppers make delicious appetizers or even mainRead More…

Drying Peppers

Like all fruits and vegetables, peppers have a relatively short shelf life. Luckily, drying peppers couldn’t be easier. The whole objective is to get rid of all the moisture in the pepper. There’s no right way to do it, but here are some of the more common methods. Air-Drying PeppersRead More…

Growing Pepper plants

Although most chili peppers are indigenous to South America, they are used and grown around the world. Hot peppers are used in abundance in Mexican, South American, Indonesian, African and Oriental cooking, while the milder peppers are common in European and North American recipes. And, peppers have been cultivated forRead More…

Building a Pepper Dryer

Building a Pepper Dryer

Usually when I play with wood, it doesn’t involve vegetables. Moreover, most times I finish in less than a month. Making this solar pepper dryer, though, was a notable exception to both. Part conversation piece, part raisin maker, the box dryer is a cheap way to dry vegetation without suckingRead More…

The Datil Pepper Florida Heat!

The Datil pepper is grown almost exclusively in the Northern Florida city of St. Augustine. St. Augustine is considered to be the oldest city in the United States, founded in 1565. The state of Florida was claimed for Spain in 1516 by Ponce de Leon in what is now theRead More…