I am collecting and drying peppers like a madwoman. Every doorknob or likely protrusion in the house has a string of peppers hanging from it. My coffee table is covered with peppers in the final stage of drying. I have ordered a cheapo seed grinder; it should be here today or tomorrow.
I also bought the cutest little locking-lid jars off eBay. They are probably too small, holding only three ounces. (I plan to give this away as gifts.) How big a jar does anyone else use? Where to you get them?
Recipes: I looked online, and other people add other ingredients to their chile powder, such as Mexican oregano and cumin. Does anyone else do this? If so, where do you buy your organic extras?
Finally, about how many pounds of peppers should I save if I want to make, say, three pounds of chile powder? I noticed the peppers lose a lot of their bulk while drying, and I want to make certain I have enough.
Oh. Does anyone make fancy labels for their jars? If so, can you tell me where you got them or how you make them?