Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your ands and nails well with soap and warm water.
To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light brown, watching carefully and stirring once or twice.
To warm pitta bread halves, preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap pita bread tigthly in foil; heat about 10 minutes or until heated through.