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End of Season Report: Fermenting Jalapenos

 

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Ah, fall is here and summer’s abundance of produce has faded away. This will prob’ly be the last week for hot peppers at my farmers market, so I’m planning one final small batch of fermented jalapenos. Given the volume and variety of fermented jalapeno products currently filling the Houseproud fridge to capacity, you might ask yourself, WHY, LORD, WHY? The Mister is asking that very question, lemme tell you. Continue reading

Fermenting Jalapenos, Part 1: It’s Easy and Fun

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After spending the last two months making batch after batch of fermented jalapenos, I can confidently report the following: it’s easy, inexpensive and ridiculously fun. This post is the first in a series – other posts will follow with particulars. The purpose of this series is two-fold: it will record what I did this season with hot peppers, and it might convince you lovely peeps to start your own batches of fermented jalapenos before the season’s caput. Ready? Continue reading

Test Run: Fermented Jalapenos

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This is not a picture of jalapenos.

I’ll have you know that some of my most effective puzzling through a project has been accomplished whilst running at the gym. There’s nothing like a grueling pace to help one focus on the proposed steps of a project – and if nothing else, thinking through a project is a welcome distraction. But as helpful as this process can be, usually the actual making of a new thing can be tricky: materials or ingredients can behave unexpectedly. Therefore and thusly, when working on something new, test runs (heh) are a good thing. As a case in point, I’m making a zippered tote bag from mid-weight denim for the first time, and I’m slightly unnerved by the heft of the material. So I decided to start by making a matching heart charm and a key fob, to learn how the material handles before I take on the bag itself. Continue reading