I love spicy food, but not really enough to eat all the peppers I've been growing as soon as they are ripe. So, I looked into ways to preserve my peppers and came up with a few good methods. The first one I tried was preserving them in vinegar. It was relatively easy.
First, I boiled some jars to sterilize them. (There are jars in there, I promise.)
Then, I put some nice, spicy peppers in each jar. (Those are Red Thai Peppers. Very hot!)
Next I warmed up some vinegar to just below boiling...
...poured the vinegar in the jars, capped them and that was it!
It really was very easy, although I would have liked to have some better jars. The ones I am currently using are mini Martinelli's apple juice jars. They are cute, but not good for sprinkling spicy vinegar. I will probably have to transfer to other containers before I use it.
I tasted some the other day and it was hot and sour, as intended. I think it could be very tasty on potatoes or other starchy foods. Maybe seafood, too. It's basically like home-made Tabasco sauce, or that's the intention.
Next up: drying peppers.