While I am always 150% ready for the cooler weather of Fall when it gets here, I am always a little bit sad to have to say goodbye to my summer vegetable plants. This year I only had a few – with a baby due in June, I knew I didn’t need to have a ton of veggies to care for. But the ones I did have all produced fairly well, especially my cayenne pepper plant.
On Sunday. I harvested from my pepper plant for the last time this season and decided to make some hot pepper sauce. Pepper sauce was always a staple in our family growing up. You better believe Meme always had some on the table. A few years back, Mama took over the making of the pepper sauce. Last winter I actually had to buy some pepper sauce and cannot begin to tell you how blasphemous I felt when going through the check out line. Never will I have to purchase pepper sauce again. See below for super-easy tutorial.
While I was making up this batch of pepper sauce, I took the time to remember my Meme who passed away just a month ago. It is nearly impossible to think that this amazing woman isn’t physically in my life any more. However, I am so thankful to have her touch me in special little ways every single day. On Sunday, it just happened to be the peppers. Wish you were here, Meme! Love you always!
A handful of fresh cayenne peppers – green, red or both
Add to your container of choice. I went with the always reliable Ball Jar today. You may also add a sprinkle of whole peppercorns and a garlic clove. (This one is sans garlic because I’m taking it to my Mama.)