Practical Parsimony advised me that the way I'd been storing hot peppers might be risky. I didn't want to toss these, so this is what I did.
I took them out of the mix and put them in ice cube trays. There was about a tablespoon of chopped hot peppers per cube. I covered them in olive oil (to keep them from drying out) and froze them. Now I can add them to whatever I'm cooking for a little kick.
I add these things to whatever I'm cooking that calls for or could use some spice. Stews, chilis, bean dishes--you name it. I do have spices in my pantry--chili powder and cayenne pepper--but I get a kick out of knowing that I grew some of the spices I'm eating.