A couple of years ago I strung some habanero chili peppers and hung them in my attic. I forgot about them until yesterday. I went up and got them down and they are perfectly dried and they appear to be okay. I found a recipe for Spicy Tomato Salsa that calls for 9 dried peppers. Do you think it would be okay to use these? The recipe says to soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes, drain off half the water and blend them until smooth. Do you think these are still good? What can I do with the rest of them? Do you think they are safe to use?