Begin by cutting a circle around the stem of the pepper.
Carefully pull out the stem and ribs.
Remove the remaining ribs by scraping with a spoon.
Wash the pepper in cold running water to remove any remaining seeds.
Homemade canned salsa is the perfect choice for using your fresh garden vegetables. When you have an abundance of tomatoes and peppers canning salsa is a way for you to be able to enjoy your harvest throughout the year. Once the salsa is canned, it will keep for a year.
Slice off the stem of a whole, clean, mushroom. With a small teaspoon (1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon), or small melon baller, scoop out the inside of the mushroom. Fill with prepared stuffing or favorite dip.
When working with hot chile peppers use caution not to place hands or fingers around the eyes, mouth or other areas of the body that may be painfully affected by the capsaicin substance contained within the chiles that easily rubs off onto the hands.