Cooking on the Big Green Egg Barbecue

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The history of how the Big Green Egg came from southern Japan to the United States began after World War II, when American servicemen noticed that Japanese families used a “kamado,” which came in the form of a clay pot with a removable top to steam rice. Some servicemen would take them home in empty transport planes. American companies began … Read More

The Basics of Growing Peppers

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Growing peppers is a fairly easy process as long as you have the proper environment set up for them. Peppers need a bed with plenty of sun and a sandy soil that contains a lot of organic material and drains well. Spacing should be between 10 and 12 inches apart depending on the variety. Placing two plants in one hole will … Read More

Don’t Wait until Cinco de Mayo to Experiment with Chipotle Barbecue Sauces

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Cinco de Mayo isn’t the only great time to break out the chipotle barbecue sauces. Studies have shown that the smoky little peppers used to make the sauces are rich in beneficial capsaicinoids, antioxidants and phytochemicals. So they’re excellent at keeping one’s intake of essential, disease fighting ingredients up to par. That said, anytime is perfect for a meal or … Read More

Cooking with Hot Sauce for Vegetarians

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Cooking with Hot Sauce for Vegetarians. Recently my son looked at me and said, “If I can’t get a puppy for my birthday, can I get a deep fryer?”  He had wings for dinner at a restaurant the night before and he was eager to recreate them at home,  My heart twisted a bit at his request, as our house had recently … Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Chili Peppers

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Chili Peppers

You love cooking with our delicious sauces, even those made with the hottest peppers, but how much do you know about this spicy fruit? (That’s right, chili peppers are a fruit.) Impress your friends and family at your next barbecue by busting out one of these 5 facts about peppers (and with your grilling skills, of course).