Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wrensday: Picking Peppers

My pepper plants are still producing peppers by the bowl-full.

I spent several hours slicing, seeding, and chopping them to freeze for future use.

Unfortunately, I did not heed the advice I've read about slicing peppers.  You know, the advice about wearing gloves to protect yourself from the "hotness'?

Well, 24 hours later, my fingers are still on fire.  Yes, my skin is still burning and I'm feeling like an idiot.  I have 2 quart sized bags filled with diced chili peppers to toss into chili, soups, and stirfry but my fingers are on fire. 

Thankfully, I've now learned my lesson about cutting up peppers.

I'll be wearing gloves when I tackle these:

I still have green chili peppers left that will slowly ripen over the next few weeks. 


  1. Mmmm peppers! I'm gonna have to plant some next year because they are so.expensive. in the stores and I've been missing them! (I'm taking note on the gloves thing because I would be chopping them up without them as well LOL)

  2. Yikes!! I don't know if this will help or not, but when ever Chris or I have an odor on our hands that's bothersome, we use this and it usually works... Lay (lie?) your hands flat on the bottom of your stainless steel sink and run some warm water over your hands for about 2 minutes - flip your hands over and try to flatten the tops on the bottom of the sink again for about 2 minutes. Then wash as usual. Something about the stainless steel helps with odors, but I don't know if it will work for putting out the fire! ;) So sorry!


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