Wash peppers. Cut small slits in in each hot pepper. Blanch hot peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes. Cool in ice water. Drain and then flatten the peppers.
Combine remaining ingredients, except sweet peppers, pot and bring to boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Fill jars with flattened hot peppers and mild peppers strips.
Fill jar to within 1/2 of top of pint jar with vinegar mixture. If you don't like garlic, only use 2 and remove them before packing.
Remove bubbles, seal, and process with boiling water bath from 10 minutes.Servings: