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    Voodoo, how do you dry the chillies? Do you just hang them up or do you have a particular method of drying them?

    Would it be as easy to chuck the dried chillies in to a spice/coffee blender and blitz them up?

    I shouldn't worry about having started growing your chillies late, kept at reasonably high temperatures, you could still be picking chillies around Christmas./New Year, and beyond!!

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    I find if I put fresh chillies in a bowl and just leave them lying about they dry themselves whether I want them dried or not (fresh would be nice). I use the dried chillies but there's a limit to how many I can use in a year. I'm still dying to know what all the folk who grow them use them for.

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    I dried chilli in pasta dishes (including bolognaise) and on sweet potatoe wedges
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    I use my chilli's for stir frys, salsa, sauces and flavouring oil.Also put some in my home made tomato and potato soup to give it a bit of a kick.
    Would be interested to hear what others do with them.

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    Bramble, tomato and potato soup sounds great. Can you post a quick recipe in the recipe section. Would love to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valmarg
    Voodoo, how do you dry the chillies? Do you just hang them up or do you have a particular method of drying them?

    Would it be as easy to chuck the dried chillies in to a spice/coffee blender and blitz them up?

    I shouldn't worry about having started growing your chillies late, kept at reasonably high temperatures, you could still be picking chillies around Christmas./New Year, and beyond!!

    valmarg
    Sorry to be slow!!!! Depending on how many ya got either spaced out on kitchen roll on sunny windowsill or get a needle and thread and thread together then hang up to dry (airing cupboard or warm kitchen).

    I have never dared use the grinder for fear of possibly blinding myself with the dust but I know some people do this...possibly cover top with a teatowel when doing it to avoid this!!!!!!!!!!

    And as mentioned earlier I put them in EVERYTHING!!!!! Home made sweet chilli dressing is a particular favourite that I found on the Pret A Manger website
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    My favourite chilli recipe is harissa, it's brilliant slapped on chicken or fish that you're grilling, used as a base for salad dressing or just for dipping your chips into! The stuff you buy in the shops doesn't compare one bit with what you can make at home.

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    Birdie Wife, would love to have your recipe for harissa.
    Bramble.

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