Anyone who has been to an Indian restaurant has experienced the joys of tandoori barbecue cooking. The way it works is that a bell-shaped clay oven has hot coals or wood at the bottom that stokes up the heat to 900 degrees. Then chunks of meat, lamb or chicken by choice, are marinated in spices and put into these ovens … Read More
Entering into the world of creating your own unique hot pepper can be as exciting as it is intricate. However, before even worrying about the genetics of it all, potential seed breeders need to understand the different types of pepper seeds. When engineering pepper seeds, growers will be working with primarily three types of seeds – hybrids, heirlooms, and genetically … Read More
While less newsworthy than say, cracking the human genome, the genome of the pepper plant has been cracked and scientists have been able to sort out what specific genes are responsible for a pepper plant’s spiciness. By discovering it, this paves the way for pepper growers everywhere to engineer even hotter hot peppers.
Make this season THE season to grow your own peppers. You can grow them in pots. You can grow them in the soil. Whether you like them mild or sweet, or diving in to tantalizing heat, there is a pepper for every taste. If you have access to a greenhouse or a warm sunny window, you can start growing peppers from your own seeds. Starting your … Read More
For those of us hot sauce lovers, there is always a time and place to add some heat to a dish. Even the mornings are not exempt. For your next lazy Sunday brunch, try out the following dishes to spice things up. Here are some odd breakfast food items to add hot sauce to. Savory Backdraft French Toast. Amp up your … Read More
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
Peppers are one of the most popular vegetables for gardeners to grow. If you’ve never tried growing peppers because you do not have room for a garden, you’ll be glad to know there are several space-saving options you can try instead. Raised Garden Bed with Trellis If you only have enough space for a raised garden bed, you can still … Read More
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).