Early Fall Peppers

Wednesday evening means Farmer’s Market in Austin, and September means peppers!  Hot peppers, sweet peppers, short ones, long ones, round ones and everything in between.  Here’s a small sample that includes jalapeños, hot cherry, Russian heirloom and assorted sweets.

Since this is way more than I can eat in the next week, I’m going to use use two methods to set some aside. Start by halving, seeding, rinsing and chopping your peppers (size and shape are up to you).

The 1st batch is left as is and double-bagged for the freezer.  The second batch is sealed in an airtight glass container with olive oil, salt and vinegar. Recipe-ready, it will live in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.