Monday, March 21, 2011

Make my own chilli powder...? Yikes

This week in my CSA share I got three stems full of cayenne peppers that were partially dried.  What the heck was I to do with dried peppers?  Well after a bit of research I decided to make my own chili powder.  I have been moving away from the traditional spices because there are all sorts of chemicals and preservatives in them.  I have bought a few organic spices that we use often (cumin, garlic, cinnamon and parsley).

1.  Cut off the tops of the peppers and take out the seeds (unless you want it really hot)
2.  I finished drying them in the oven.  They were partially dry already

3.  Shook out any remaining seeds :)
4.  Put them in the food processor and grinded to powder
5.  In a dry jar I added  (The jar on the left is the mixture, on the right is just the cayenne)
  • 1Tablespoon cayenne powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cloves

1 comment:

  1. Frosty! I can't find a way to e-mail you, so I'll just post here. :)

    You're welcome to link up to the Lincoln School Cooking Blog, but if you want to link up to my personal blog instead, that would be great!

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    Thanks much!