Ah, spring! Every gardener’s favorite season: the smell of freshly turned soil, tiny green seedlings thrusting ever upwards, and nary a weed in sight (yet!). What better way to spend the last few dreary weeks of winter than by poring over seed catalogs with their luscious photos and enticing descriptions of that elusive perfect pepper.
Derived from cornstarch, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is found in a number of food items, including soda, salad dressing, candy, and barbecue sauce. It is often used because it extends the shelf life of certain foods without detracting from their flavor. Even so, a number of health issues are related to this additive, making high-fructose free barbecue sauces a … Read More
The worlds hottest peppers! People like heat, they like spice, but what if you take a bite of that pepper or that chicken and its all too much? Well, Sciencenotes.org has some simple tips to make the flames disappear. Avoid Water: Any water based products – water, soda, beer. I know it makes no sense. In life, water > fire, but because of the capsaicin … Read More
Just about everyone enjoys peppers for various reasons. They are great for spicing things up a bit or adding a dash of flavor to that otherwise boring dish. Growing peppers in your garden has many advantages. You know exactly where they came from, you know exactly what, if any, chemicals you use on them and you get to use fresh … Read More
Chicken wings, barbecue, and eggs – some foods are just made for hot sauce. However, if you are in the middle of a serious life-long affair with serious heat, there is so much more you can do when cooking with hot sauce. From giving a little kick to a vinaigrette to adding a few drops to fondue, here’s 15 things … Read More