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How to Grow Jalapeno Peppers

Growing Jalapeno Peppers in a backyard garden is a relatively easy process that can be accomplished in a variety of American climates. You will find that most Jalapeno Peppers are grown in the South West of North America but even those who live in the Northern areas can grow them in a backyard garden.  These peppers grow okay in container gardens as well.

You can start off by germinating your own plants by purchasing seeds…however, you always want to make sure that you purchase fresh seeds (check for expiration dates) and germinate your seeds in a good healthy soil. Each seed … Continue Reading

Pickle and Green Pepper Relish Recipe for Canning at Home

Ingredients:

  • 12 large dill-style pickles
  • 13 large fresh ripe green peppers
  • 5 large white onions
  • 3 tablespoons table salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 5 cups granulated white sugar
  • 4 cups white vinegar

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How to Make Hot Avacado Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 5 fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 4 serrano, jalepeno or habanero chile peppers, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 ripe avocado – peeled, pitted, and quartered
  • salt to taste

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Hot Pepper Chart – Scoville Scale for Peppers

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat (or piquance) of a chili pepper. It is named after its creator, American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville. His method, devised in 1912, is known as the Scoville Organoleptic Test. The number of Scoville heat units (SHU) in a particular pepper indicates the amount of capsaicin present. What is Capsaicin? It is a chemical compound that stimulates chemoreceptor nerve endings in the skin, especially the mucous membranes.   Have you ever eaten a really hot pepper and all of a sudden your nose starts running and your eyes tears up?  Well that is … Continue Reading

Sweet Spicy Wings Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 pounds chicken wings, separated at joints, tips discarded
  • 1 1/2 cups hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 pinch garlic salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

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Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 habanero peppers
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

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How to Purchase and Store Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers (also known as Chile Peppers) are a mild to hot pepper depending on which variety you purchase.

When purchasing fresh chili peppers from your local grocery store or farmer’s market you want to look for ones that are firm to the touch, no blemishes to their skin and ones that are non-wrinkled. Once their skin wrinkles their flavor and texture has changed. You will want to use them as soon as possible or store them inside a paper bag (not a plastic produce bag) inside your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When you remove them from the refrigerator … Continue Reading

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