One of the plants that just goes on surviving thru the heat and one of the few plants that the wallabies don't like to eat are my chilli plants. I don't have many - just 4 - but they are ample for my needs. I always grow chillies cause I think they are so beautiful in the patch and because I like my food spicy.
Last year I preserved my chilli harvest in a number of ways - by making my rocket fuel recipe, a tomato and chilli jam recipe, by pickling in two different ways and by freezing some for winter use. I still have plenty of jars of these left so I decided to take advantage of the dry heat to dry some chillies for making chilli flakes.
With the drying over I ground the chillies up yesterday in my big mortar.
I like the slight sting in the nostrils while grinding the chillies (dont rub your eyes Louise!).
I like the jar of chilli flakes that results!
How are you preserving your chilli harvest this year?