DIY Red Pepper Flake

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DH love, love, loves anything hot. We have a huge habanero plant in a pot by the front door. (what better way to welcome a guest than offering them a fresh hot-a$$ pepper, lol) This pepper plant has been an over-achiever all season. DH pulls the peppers, dehydrates them and then runs them through the ninja to make pepper powder. He's started experimenting by adding different peppers into the mix for a different flavor profile. So far his fave is habanero/jalapeno. The ratio is about a million habanero peppers to one or two jalapenos, lol.

Technically, his product isn't "flakes" it's a powder - but same principle I suppose.
 

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@Mini Horses I don't think making red pepper flake will save money at all! My SS goal is being less dependent on grocery stores. I enjoy the independent lifestyle and not being exposed to so much marketing/advertisement.

I wonder if my red pepper flake spice will germinate? 😅 When my sister was on an extremely limited budget she found that she could grow many spice seeds. That way she got the spice to use now and the seed to grow for later at the same price.

one easy way to get about a dozen beans in one shot is to buy a bag of the bean soup mix at the store and use that to plant. whatever grows and works out will be a start to a bean collection. that is one of the ways i filled out my bean collection at the start. for a few $ not a bad way to go. :)

since then i've worked up to a few hundred different varieties and i don't grow any of those any longer because i've found others that work better in our conditions but also because i've cross-bred some and like those plus i have bean projects i keep working on as i go.
 

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I'm looking at doing same with pimento and paprika types. I use some but, truly can buy a container of product for about price of seed. Now, if another wanted some it would be nice! 👍 You can find plants for jalapeno to buy but RARELY have I seen other two and even seed is scare. I have some poblano already....from a pepper I bought. Don't use a lot of any, just a "I could do that" thing. 😁

This yr I want some leeks and yellow cauli, for kicks. Trying to focus on what I actually eat, not so much.....ooohhh that's nice! Plus. I need a lot of sunflower! I go thru BOSS big time....that's getting real expensive.

Last year I dehydrated paste tomatoes and want more of those. Good for cooking but, found them to be a nibble snack I liked.
 

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@Mini Horses I don't think making red pepper flake will save money at all! My SS goal is being less dependent on grocery stores. I enjoy the independent lifestyle and not being exposed to so much marketing/advertisement.

I wonder if my red pepper flake spice will germinate? 😅 When my sister was on an extremely limited budget she found that she could grow many spice seeds. That way she got the spice to use now and the seed to grow for later at the same price.
 

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I wonder if my red pepper flake spice will germinate?
We will find out!
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don't think making red pepper flake will save money at all! My SS goal is being less dependent on grocery stores. I enjoy the independent lifestyle
Agree!! Which is why we try so many strange things. 😁 oregano for chickens, comfrey, wild berries, and so on. It's about SS.

Like I really don't want to buy another pig...but I want my own fresh pork and the lard, bacon, etc. So I look. 🤪 almost hating myself the whole while! Mirror arguments abound!!
 

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My pigs leaf fat is beautiful, white lard! Nothing added. Worth the time, for sure. I used the smaller AGH breed, like FEM does. They are considered lard hogs but I found mine to be perfect...enough but not overwhelming at all. A good ratio.
 
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