Shana HillmanShana Hillman grew up in a small town in northern Ontario where she gained experience in animal husbandry and strawberry farming. She has called Toronto home for the last 13 years. She loves cooking, preserving and growing Beagle-resistant vegetables in her sunny backyard. Recent highlights have included cheesemaking on the kitchen counter and curing pancetta in the basement, much to the horror of her adoring, yet dubious husband, and to the delight of her two ravenous Beagles (who are now banned from the basement until further notice).
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Alas, I pickled all my hot peppers this year and am now sorry I didn't dry some. Right after I read your post I happened to be out for dinner at Zucca Trattoria, and they have a lovely garland of chilis strung up in the kitchen window that looks out onto the restaurant. I have dried pepper envy for all of you!
I remain optimistic for next year, though. I want to try my hand at making my own chili powder. Mayan chocolate cake is a favourite around here but purchased powder loses its pungency so quickly. I'd like to grind my own in small-batch quantities for maximum flavour and heat in the cake.