If you like the idea of having the flavor of hot peppers at hand year-round, here's one way to preserve them. This smoky hot pepper sauce is a cinch to make and you'll have that garden fresh flavor right in the fridge when you need it. It's a great replacement for store bought hot sauce!
If you have extra hot peppers, pepper vinegar is a great condiment for meat or greens. Just boil a pint of vinegar, add a tsp. of salt, and pour it over your peppers. It will be ready to eat after a week and lasts indefinitely.
1/2 gal hot & mild peppers 2 cups white vinegar 1 c water 1/2 c olive oil 2 TBS canning salt pack peppers in jars. bring remaining ingredients to a boil and pour over peppers. process in water bath for 10 minutes