I was given many dried chiles recently. We’ve used some for cooking hot, spicy food and I’ve had them in a bowl while I was waiting to find the time to make a ristra.
What with planning our wedding, getting married, going on honeymoon and all, I’ve only just now gotten around to it. I think the hot weather has inspired me and I’ve been wanting to use my blue bowl for other things.
I found a post on how to make a ristra and gave it a shot this morning. It seemed very complicated and once I finally figured out how to tie a slip knot, one of the chiles would invariably slide out from it’s cluster. So I went into my studio, found a needle and thread and simply stitched them together, running the needle through the stems. The ristra is hanging near our spice shelf, ready to add some heat to our meals.