making a Chili Ristra

Select red and green chili peppers.

Cut a long length of twine (lo-%0d%0an-g, about 10 feet or so.) Double the twine and tie a knot at one end. Begin making a series of slipknots with your doubled “rope”.

Begin poking the stems of your peppers into the slipknots. Tighten each knot as you add more peppers.%0d%0aAfter about every third pepper, weave the twine around the stems several times and knot to make a cluster. Continue the process until you have a “foundation” for your ristra; Cut more pieces of twine in lengths of about 6 inches. Begin attaching more peppers by simply tying double-knots tosecure them to your foundation

Your Ristra should look like this.

 
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