Homemade hot sauce
HOLY HOT SAUCE, this stuff is great!!!
lots of cayenne peppers in a pot on the stove. Enough vinegar to cover them. Half a head of garlic, three jalapeños, seven habanero peppers.
Cover and low boil for half an hour. Blend thoroughly for several minutes then back into the pot for a slow simmering.
Each batch I made made about half a gallon of hot sauce. Store in a container with an opening at least half an inch wide so the sauce can be squeezed out more easily.
So so cool that you can make your own!!!
Be really careful eating this stuff! I was sweating heavily just making it.
Turns out that I use this sauce at almost every meal. It’s HOT but not too hot to eat.
Hate to say it but the novelty of this garden is wearing off. I make tomato paste/sauce every night. Harvest all the time. War with the fruit flies that love tomatoes more than dogs like chasing balls. Gotta keep the kitchen spotless or you can't see three inches past your eyelids through the clouds of those efficient insects. Blending splatters are par for the course whilst processing in a blender. Just hope that I did it right because this certainly is a substantial effort.
Surfing hurricanes for the past month resulted in a total loss of all the fall cauliflowers, half the cherry tomatoes, all the string beans, and more. I never even planted the cool season seeds for the October-December harvest. I guess you gotta scale your garden to your available time and account for distractions when planting. Don't plant too much or it will go to waste and make you feel inefficient. I guess it's better to have more than less though. It's just sad to toss stuff over the fence for the vermin when proper attention coulda put it in my stomach at some future point in time for free.
Harvested last night...
... for the first time in way too long!!! Yesterday's priority took a back seat to surfing during the past month. Weeds, lost crops, neglected food. What a waste!
Surfing just is a higher priority for me!!! That's what happens to gardens, something comes along and the garden slides down to the bottom of the list of priorities. Whatever, I'm back now and time to get back to processing food.