Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
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.