ways to use a glut of chillies and capsicums

TinaBen

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We are still novices at growing in the poly tunnel (2 years now) and made the mistake of planting / sowing too many of the same plants in the first year. This is how we dealt with our glut of cayenne chilies and capsicums. We still have the chili paste in the freezer 1 year on!!
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Chilies grow so easily! Yes, very easy to end up with too many!
Such a shame most of us don't eat them or eat just a very small amount.
Welcome Tina and Ben!

However, being successful at growing something is a good way to ease into learning about growing vegetables in general.
It keeps a good degree of enthusiasm going because growing your own food is not that easy or simple.
If we didn't have these fantastic wins to prompt us along, we might just give up.
 

TinaBen

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Chilies grow so easily! Yes, very easy to end up with too many!
Such a shame most of us don't eat them or eat just a very small amount.
Welcome Tina and Ben!

However, being successful at growing something is a good way to ease into learning about growing vegetables in general.
It keeps a good degree of enthusiasm going because growing your own food is not that easy or simple.
If we didn't have these fantastic wins to prompt us along, we might just give up.
Thanks ClissAT !!
 

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Hello TinaBen, just came across this post. To use up our chillies and capsicums we have been making Chillie-Jelly or Chillie Jam, it is lovely to have with cold meats and cheeses. I do not know if I am allowed to name the person, whose recipe we have been using. She is a famous lady from the UK, not a trained chef, but big tv personality. The recipe we use is from her Christmas cookbook. Maybe you get who she is... The method is a no brainer, works everytime, tried it with red and yellow of both veggies, we find that red produces the better result, it is also wonderful to give away as a gift as well.