Joie de Vivre

How to Bottle Summer

For me, one of the best things about summer is about the heat. I have a great way to preserve it, or to be more precise – bag it.

I grow extra peppers and put them in gallon freezer bags, right off the plant without washing them. A quick rinse when they come out of the freezer is enough to thaw them before cooking. This is one of the things that gets me through the long, cold, dark days of winter.