Anyone that can post or outline their favorite methods and good "old standbys" for preserving peppers (and/or tomatoes) this time of year would be greatly appreciated and would like to see what everyone has in their bag of tricks! This includes pickling, drying, canning, freezing, and anything else you guys/girls might know that I'm not aware of...
I spent so much time, $, blood, sweat, tears on growing not to mention the hundreds of hours of research on perfecting the grow and nutes/techniques, all that-I didn't anticipate that I would have tons and tons of peppers that I actually had to use and boy was that a fatal mistake! I have so much and would like to bulk preserve some things in all different ways as I see no slowing down on the production and that way I can preserve and save everything but what I'm currently using for foods and hot sauces etc.. If it helps I have a kitchenaid. Maybe they got some wicked attachment that would truly aid me? I've been using an old school food mill on the tomatoes for tomato sauce but really need to get the kitchenaid parts for that as it takes forever!
All I have right now for a dehydrator is one of those cheap garage sale ones with all the racks, a heating element, but no fan-junk? Big into the grill as well and would like to smoke some varieties as well..
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We dehydrate or freeze or smoke & then freeze or ferment or make hot sauce with our peppers.
For tomatoes we pressure can halves for soups & sauces, can salsa and sauce or freeze anything that isn't sliced and eaten fresh. The green tomatoes still on the vine at the end of the season get pickled.
That dehydrator you have should be upgraded - I have a couple of these that have served me well the last 4 years.