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Drying Cayenne Peppers

There are really two main ways to dry peppers. You can use a dehydrator or you can air dry them. One method takes about 12 hours, one take a few weeks. I know what you all are thinking, the dehydrator seems like the best option. It’s much, much faster. While I agree with you, IContinue reading “Drying Cayenne Peppers”

Canning Tomatoes

During the summer we est as many fresh tomatoes as we can! However, with just two people and 12 tomato plants, we get more tomatoes than we can handle. Canning is how we deal with this “issue.” I like to can the tomatoes peeled and whole without salt so I can use them in whateverContinue reading “Canning Tomatoes”

Salsa Verde

There is nothing better than fresh salsa, especially Salsa Verde! It’s my favorite, and it’s so easy. Just a few ingredients and you’ve got a delicious salsa. This salsa can be water bath canned for long term storage or kept in the refrigerator. Enjoy! Ingredients: Tomatillos (1 lb) 1 half onion Spicy peppers (3-6 ofContinue reading “Salsa Verde”

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