Saturday, August 04, 2012

Hot Stuff

Just finished running a bunch of assorted peppers through the food grinder. Habanero, jalapeno, serrano, cajun belle, cayenne  and others. Enough to make a gallon of pepper pulp. A cup of sugar, half a cup of kosher salt and 4 cups of white vinegar are the rest of the ingredients. Now I will let it sit at room temperature for a couple of days, bring it to a boil and then pack and process in pint jars. No matter how careful you are the "mist" from the peppers(esp the habanero) gets in the air and you cough and sneeze and you can feel the slow burn on your skin for hours.

This stuff is hot, hot, hot but it will just the thing this winter with some slow cooked beans.

Now there is the issue of the two bushels of apples we picked yesterday from the Hembree farm trees. Carmen and Kelly are too busy to do anything with them so I guess it is applesauce time. Still have plenty of apple butter from last year and the year before so applesauce is the plan. Got to work this PM and tomorrow so unless Madam gets fired up it will all have to wait until Wednesday.

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