Re: [gardeners] Lemon Drop chiles

Margaret Lauterbach (
Thu, 01 Oct 1998 10:32:08 -0600

At 11:47 AM 10/1/98 -0400, you wrote:
>> I've been making some ristra's with some
>>little red chiles (don't know the name). 
>Please sir, what's a ristra
>Donna, Tennessee
I'm not sir, but I'm less busy than George at the moment.  A ristra is a
string of dried chile peppers.  Some I suspect are threaded with a needle,
but the traditional Mexican way of making ristras is by tying three stems
together, then in a short distance tying three more together so that they
overlap and comprise a long "bunch" of chiles.  Margaret