Freezing Sweet and hot peppers
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I love growing my own food. Part of growing all the food is not only eating it fresh in the summer, but preserving it for winter use. One vegetable we eat a lot of is peppers. Freezing peppers is a simple and quick process. I grow both sweet peppers and hot peppers. I use the same process for both. 

You will need:
Freezer containers or bags. I like the freezer containers, or vacuum seal bags.
Cutting board and knife (I like my nifty chopper, it makes the cutting so much faster or a food processor 

Step 1. Pick the peppers from the garden. Depending on the variety, how big or what color the peppers will be when finished. Many hot peppers will turn red. Sweet peppers have many colors, so be sure to check which kind you planted before picking. 

Step 2. Wash the peppers. I dump all the peppers into the sink and gently scrub them. 

Step 3. Slice the pepper in half and remove the stem, seeds, and any bad spots. For hot peppers I will use for canning recipes later, I leave the seeds and chop them in a food processor. 

Step 4. Cut the peppers. I used to slice the peppers up with a knife, but I found this handy chopper that made the process so much faster and diced the peppers.

Step 4. Freeze the peppers. Place the peppers in freezer containers filling to the fill line. I used freezer containers last year, and plan to use vacuum bags this year. For the hot peppers, I use containers approximately the size I will need per recipe for simplicity. 

Step 5. Fill the freezer. Once you have all the peppers packed, label the containers and place them in your freezer. 

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