It was another mostly computer gardening day today and to be honest I didn’t mind being tucked up in my cosy office as the wind was howling and it was rather cold outside. Not exactly outside gardening weather.
But what I did manage to do is process a few chilies. The ones smoked on yesterday’s BBQ had dried to a crisp in the dehydrator, along with some mulato peppers that are supposed to be perfect in a Mexican Mole sauce. I am a bit disappointing with myself as I got impatient and harvested some of them too early. They are supposed to be a rich chocolately brown when cut open, but many of mine were green. But we are only three weeks off winter – how much longer did they need?
The smoked chilies didn’t disappoint and whizzed up wonderfully. While I had the blender chocked up with hot stuff I decided my sriracha sauce had been fermenting long enough so I whizzed that up too, ran it through a sieve and boiled it until thick. I didn’t try it personally but Hubby the Un-Gardener had a teeny tiny dab of it on his little finger and raced off for a glass of milk. I suspect that means its a good sriracha?! I really must stop growing habanero peppers.
Come again soon – I wonder what joys Friday will bring.
Sarah the Gardener : o)