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Buena Mulata Peppers – The Purple Heirloom Cayenne

Boy do we love a purple pepper. There are now countless purple and black varieties to choose from. However, one of the most striking is the buena mulata pepper. This cayenne-type pepper was saved through generations, leading back to Horace Pippin, an artist living in Pennsylvania in the early 1920s. He collected rare seeds, and …

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How To Dry Cayenne Peppers and Make Cayenne Powder

Cayenne pepper powder is an essential ingredient for making food spicier. It can add lots of heat while only minimally changing the flavor. In this article, you’ll learn how to dry cayenne peppers and how to make cayenne powder at home. We will assume you have a good amount of fresh cayenne peppers from the …

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Cayenne Pepper Substitutes – The Best Alternatives

Cayenne pepper powder is a common spice, made up of pure dehydrated cayenne peppers. This spicy ingredient is a fairly common household item, but sometimes you just run out. Whether you don’t have any, or you just don’t like the heat, we’ve compiled the best cayenne pepper substitute options to use instead. So, what can …

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Thai Chili Substitutes – 8 Perfect Alternatives

Thai chili peppers are truly special for their flavor and unique growing habits. Thai food calls upon the delicious taste of these chilies in countless popular dishes. From noodle dishes, to soups, to stir fry, Thai chilies often make a dish. However, Thai chiles can be hard to come by. Depending on where you live, …

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Capsicum Annuum – A Beautifully Diverse Pepper Species

There are 5 major domesticated species of peppers. Among them are the superhots from C. chinense, and the fruity peppers from C. baccatum. However, none compare in popularity to Capsicum annuum. The C. annuum species is home to some of the world’s most widely cultivated and popular chili pepper varieties. These include the bell, jalapeño, …

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How To Grow Carolina Reaper Peppers From Seed to Harvest

If you happen to be a fan of eating scorching hot food, and the supermarket hot sauces just don’t cut it, you may want to grow your own hot peppers. In this article, I’ll share how to grow Carolina reapers in your own back yard. It almost seems strange that you can grow the world’s …

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Peter Pepper – An Oddly-Shaped Pepper Variety

One of the most strange and silly pepper varieties is the peter pepper. Known for its…recognizable shape, the peter pepper is sure to start awkward conversations in the garden. In this article, I’ll share all about the peter pepper. Where did it come from? Where can you get seeds? Hot spicy are the peppers? What …

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How To Store Jalapenos (And Make Them Taste Amazing)

I try my best to never let fresh jalapeno peppers go to waste. After months of growing your own peppers, you should have some storage methods planned out. In this article, I’ll share how to store jalapenos easily. Whether your goal is to store the peppers for several months, or just keep them fresh for …

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