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Friday, September 19, 2014

Update on Peppers

Remember the picture of the peppers I hung to dry?
Peppers Drying

Well, I wanted to show you an updated photo of the peppers. They have truly been amazing me. First off, I thought they would just dry. I didn't expect them to change colors. I don't know what I really expected. I just imagined all those pictures you see of red peppers on a string and wished for that. Guess what? I think I might get my wish.

Peppers After 6 Weeks

Peppers After 6 Weeks

Aren't they beautiful? When I first hung them, I loved the green colors together. Now They are yellow, red, orange and green. I hope they all turn red and I really think they are going to.

I love using my dehydrator but I like to dry things naturally, also. I know the dehydrator doesn't use much electricity, but it does use it and if things dry naturally they aren't costing you anything to dry them. The dehydrator also takes up counter space and in my tiny kitchen there isn't a whole lot of that to spare.

I bought a rack at a garage sale for $1.00 that has three round rods on it that is perfect for hanging things to dry. I have it hung on our back porch/mud room (which is enclosed) and I am going to be using it to dry a lot more things naturally. Once I get it filled with herbs and other things I will share a picture with you.

Do you have anything like this that turned out so much better than you hoped for? I'd love to hear about it.

Have a great day!

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  1. Hi Mae! Those peppers are beautiful! They are turning such pretty colors; and I'm with you that they will turn red! I would love to see the rack you have in your mud-room filled with goodies to dry. I like doing things as natural as I can too! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

    1. Felecia, at this point all of the peppers are red. Pictures of my drying rack will be posted later in the week. I loaded it up yesterday.Hope you're having a great week. Mae