I created this blog to connect with others who have a similar infatuation with everything spicy.
Below you will find recipes, tips on growing chilis, and whatever else I feel like writing about.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Freezing Herbs (Cilantro)

I try to buy fresh herbs whenever possible, but even the smallest bunch will go bad before I can use it all. I did some research and experimented a little and this is what I came up with.

Cilantro Cubes!
So easy to make and will save you money as well as cut down on waste. I made mine with cilantro, but likely this would work with any fresh herbs. When they thaw they will be soggy, and wont look too nice. So the cubes can be used for salsas, sauces, soups, and stews, but not for a garnish.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Overwintering Chili Plants - Part 2

I posted in October about overwintering my plants. http://rachelreznor.blogspot.com/2010/10/overwintering-my-chili-plants.html
Just thought I'd give you an update. I had 4 super-chili hybrid plants that I trimmed down to just the main stem, and a jalapeno plant I pretty much left as is, and I left them all sitting by the window. I only watered them when they started to look droopy. I lost one hybrid chili plant (I think he wasn't getting enough sun), but otherwise the rest of them look great. The plants I trimmed down have been growing new leaves, and I sometimes find the odd flower. I also picked up some new seeds. Needless to say I am VERY excited for spring!