Monday, July 21, 2008
Last year sure was a different year in my garden. We had so much extra herbs and chilies I made a spice mix. I added the dried ingredients to Hawaiian salt and peppercorns. It was chunky and really good. It was the base for all the soups and beans I cooked all winter. I left it chunky but then decided that I was also going to do a batch run through the spice grinder. Its nice to have both. The chunky mix is perfect for long simmering but it was too much for a daily seasoning. The Husband didn't like chomping into a peppercorn while trying to eat a salad. I don't blame him.
This year it seems like my garden is still sleeping. We are just now harvesting our first big batch of chilies. I started to dry them and store them to make my spice mix. I was looking into drying them in the sun. Its gets hot enough, should work.
So far we have dried Fresno and Super Chilies.