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How To Store Jalapenos (And Make Them Taste Amazing)

I try my best to never let fresh jalapeno peppers go to waste. After months of growing your own peppers, you should have some storage methods planned out. In this article, I’ll share how to store jalapenos easily. Whether your goal is to store the peppers for several months, or just keep them fresh for …

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Simple Jalapeño Relish Recipe – Just 7 Ingredients

Relish is one of my favorite homemade condiments. Since we grow dozens of pepper plants each year, we end up making a lot of homemade spicy jalapeño relish. In this article, I’ll share our simple jalapeno relish recipe using just 7 ingredients. It is tangy, sweet, and will last for weeks in the refrigerator. You …

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Best Tasting Peppers – Delicious Peppers You Can Grow

Buying peppers at the store leaves you with limited options. Why not grow some of the best tasting peppers at home instead? Since starting Pepper Geek, Crystalyn and I have grown hundreds of different varieties, and tasted them all. So today, I’ll share the most delicious peppers we have tried to date. Most of these …

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The Best Way to Freeze Bell Peppers – Simple Guide

It happens all too often – you plant what seems to be a sensible number of pepper plants in the spring, only to be overwhelmed with tons of bell peppers in the early fall. Thankfully, this is a good problem to have. In this article, we’ll share the best way to freeze bell peppers. This …

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What to Do With Dried Chili Peppers – Using Dried Chillies

Dehydrating peppers is a fantastic way to store fresh peppers for a long time. Removing the moisture from fresh chilies inhibits the growth of molds, making them shelf stable for months. Whether you’re cooking with them, creating a spicy seasoning, or flavoring a pot of soup, dried peppers are an amazing ingredient! We always have …

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Chile De Arbol Substitutes – 9 Alternative Ingredients

The chile de arbol is an incredibly popular pepper variety from Mexico well known for its use in a powdered form. While it is incredibly common in Mexican cuisine, it is only gradually making its way across the world. If you are looking for a chile de arbol substitute, we’ve got you covered. Thankfully, this …

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Freezing Habanero Peppers for Easy Storage

Habanero peppers are one of the easiest spicy peppers to grow yourself. They are also cheap to purchase in bulk at the supermarket. After a bountiful harvest, you may wonder if you can freeze your habaneros for long term storage. In this article, we’ll cover our easy steps for freezing habanero peppers properly. In just …

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How to Store Poblano Peppers – 5 Easy Methods

If you love the flavor and spice of jalapeños, but want the versatility of a bell pepper, then poblanos may be your perfect pepper. These dark green, triangular-shaped peppers are almost as large as bells, but they also have a touch of heat. Thankfully, poblano peppers are also very easy to grow, and can be …

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