Saturday, August 29, 2009
I am trying to be patient with the peppers - they are slowly, slowly ripening. I tried a jalapeno, but it was very mild - like a bell pepper. The Thai dragons are the right size, but still green, too. There was one jalapeno with a touch of red on the end, and it was perfect! So, once they have a touch of red on them, they should be good to go. You just can't rush ripening - but at least it is nice and sunny, and should stay that way for the week. Soon the Thai dragons will look like this, and I will dry them on a sunny windowsill. They will then be chopped up for hot pepper flakes in pasta sauce, chili, etc. Can't wait!!