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Post by Brenna on 3rd October 2012, 2:14 pm

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My name is Aileen and I live in Dundee, on the east coast of Scotland with my dog Benny. I stumbled upon this site researching preserving all teh chillis I have grown on my windowsills this year.
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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd October 2012, 2:26 pm

Hello, welcome. What chillies have you grown, and what do you plan to do with them ? Perhaps we can compare notes ... I'm hoping to have a go at smoking some jalapenos to make chipotles, maybe this weekend Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by Brenna on 3rd October 2012, 2:31 pm

Hi

I have grown some Gusto Purple chillis this year. Very Happy Smoking would be great, but I lie in a top floor flat, so probably not wise. Shame really. I am just starting to research what to do with them, any ideas welcomed. I didn't really want to dry them, but I may need to to stick them in oil.

Let me know how the smoking goes, I love Chipotles.
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Post by polgara on 3rd October 2012, 2:55 pm

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd October 2012, 2:57 pm

Without wishing to divert too far into chilli preservation here, there are a few earlier threads on the topic; I have dried thin skinned types and the larger Mexican types like Ancho (which need extra warmth to dry without going mouldy) ; I freeze some like Habanero and Rocoto, and this thread:

http://forum.homemadelife.com/t930-jalapeno-peppers

Has some hints for pickling and chilli jam. You might want to judge for yourself how much of a risk (or not) is associated with preserving in oil.
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Post by Brenna on 3rd October 2012, 3:43 pm

Oooh, thank you. Both for the welcome and the link. I am a bit unsure about doing them in oil, especially having just lost a horse to grass sickness which is probably a form of botulism Sad I was wondering if drying them first negated the problem but the chilli jam sounds like quite a good plan.
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Post by Dandelion on 3rd October 2012, 7:18 pm

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Post by freebird on 3rd October 2012, 7:34 pm

aileen.mcleod wrote:I stumbled upon this site researching preserving all teh chillis I have grown on my windowsills this year.
That's funny - that's how I came to this site, too - though I grew them in my greenhouse, not on your windowsill!
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Post by Brenna on 3rd October 2012, 7:57 pm

freebird wrote:
aileen.mcleod wrote:I stumbled upon this site researching preserving all teh chillis I have grown on my windowsills this year.
That's funny - that's how I came to this site, too - though I grew them in my greenhouse, not on your windowsill!

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Post by Adrian on 3rd October 2012, 11:37 pm

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