Hot Sauce: Not Just Good, but Good for You

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You may think of hot sauce as something that’s used to add “kick” to your food. The truth is that hot sauce does more than just make your food taste great, as it can also provide you with some amazing health benefits. If you want to fight illness and prevent chronic disease, the answer could be to eat more hot sauce.

Pepper Growing: A Guide to the Different Varieties

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Pepper Growing: A Guide to the Different Varieties. There’s nothing quite like picking your own peppers fresh from the garden. When growing peppers, it’s a good idea to plant several varieties to ensure you have lots of options for cooking with. Here are a few choices to consider for your own home garden.

The Science Behind the Scoville Chart

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To chiliheads, the Scoville heat units (SHUs) that measure the heat intensity of peppers are considered badges of honor. Pepper growers are constantly developing new varieties of peppers that ratchet up the heat to a level where they could almost be considered deadly weapons. There are also the heat seekers who are willing to push the boundaries of human endurance by … Read More

Odd food items to add hot sauce to…and love it

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These days, the hot topics of foodies are either odd food pairings or really hot types of sauces. Let’s talk about both! What happens when the odd pairing comes from adding hot sauces to typically bland foods? You would be surprised at the results. The new flavors you can make with odd food items to add hot sauces to could make you the next big … Read More

Know Your Barbecue Styles: Kansas City

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Like any great food worth having, barbecue comes in a variety of delicious forms. Today we’d like to take a few moments to talk about Kansas City style BBQ. Kansas City BBQ not only showcases the sauce a bit more than the smoke as the key to its unique flavor, but also shows how burning your meat can lead to mouth-watering … Read More