Fresh from the garden, chile peppers—or chili peppers—are fantastic in stir-frys and salsas. But give them a little time, and their flavors turn into something else entirely. Deeper. Earthier. Spicier. Here's how to make the transformation happen.
Using dried chiles (some from my garden), I made up a batch of homemade chile powder. Super easy. The aroma is amazing. And, it tastes so much better than that store-bought stuff. Great as a spice or a condiment.