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Purple Jalapeño Peppers – Dark Violet Jalapeños

Many people don’t know how diverse the world of jalapeño peppers is. There are dozens (possibly hundreds) of individual varieties labeled as “jalapeños,” each with its own traits. The purple jalapeño pepper has a unique characteristic, you guessed it, it’s purple. The plant is considered more ornamental than functional, but the peppers are edible and …

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip – A Garlicky and Savory Favorite

There’s nothing quite like biting into a piece of warm, freshly-baked pita bread — except when you dip it into a delicious roasted red pepper dip! Roasted red pepper dip is a flavorful and savory favorite in our house. It’s made with roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil, and other seasonings to create a smooth, …

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Hatch Green Chile: History, Flavors, and Uses

If you happen to be from the Southwestern United States, chances are you know all about hatch green chile. New Mexico is considered the green chile capital of the world thanks to their age-old cultivation of these prized peppers. Now that we have grown a few New Mexico chile varieties, we’ll share everything we have …

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Growing Cayenne Peppers: From Seed To Hot Sauce

Cayenne peppers are incredibly useful for making meals spicier and more flavorful. To top it off, growing cayenne peppers is surprisingly easy. You can grow them in containers, or in your raised beds for a big yield of fresh hot peppers in the late summer. In this article, I’ll teach you how to grow cayenne …

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How Tall Do Pepper Plants Grow? Don’t Shade Out Smaller Plants!

Planning a vegetable garden can be hard work. Some plants need a ton of room to spread out, while others have a very small footprint. So finding the perfect spot for each plant is important. When it comes to peppers, there is quite a bit of variation in size. Knowing the variety and species you …

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Ground Chipotle Powder – Smoked, Spicy, and Delicious

One of my personal favorite spices is chipotle powder. This simple ingredient has intense, spicy, complex flavor that can change an entire meal (for the better). We specifically grow jalapeño peppers to create our own homemade spices. So, today I will share how to make homemade chipotle powder from fresh jalapeño peppers. Note: If you’re …

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Paprika vs. Chili Powder vs. Cayenne: What’s The Difference?

Chili peppers are used to make countless spice blends and seasonings, all around the world. From the fiery cayenne powder to kick up the heat to the sweet paprika for homemade stew. But what is the difference when it comes to ingredients and flavor? Today, I’ll give an overview of the differences between paprika vs. …

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Jalapeño Salsa Recipe (Simple and Delicious!)

Is there anything better than a fresh scoop of salsa on a tortilla chip? We think not. This jalapeño salsa recipe is the perfect balance of fresh and spicy, and we know you’re going to love it. Experimenting in the kitchen is fun, but sometimes you just need a tried-and-true recipe to fall back on. …

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