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25/08/2014 at 12:06

Hi Clarington.

The best way to preserve chillies is to dry them. Thread strong cotton or thin twine through them then hang them somewhere warm and dry until they shrivel and dry up. Don't be tempted to rush this, they must be thoroughly dried before storing in jam jars with a lid, or the like. If not they could go mouldy. Alternatively, you could stuff the fresh chillies into glass containers then cover with olive oil and a lid. Thirdly, you can freeze chillies but they may be a bit on the soggy side when defrosted.

 

25/08/2014 at 13:19

You can also dry them on the plant as long as they are indoors.  Simply stop watering them once they have turned ripe. 

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