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Chile, Chili, or Chilli? What's the Correct Spelling?

Posted in Articles on July 19th, 2012

The Word Chilli - From the 1600s When talking about the hot pepper of the Capsicum family or the spicy meat stew, you may find that everyone seems to be using a different spelling for the word. That's because there is no right answer to this question, though I would say that one is more wrong than the others. The dictionary is of very little help, giving several alternate spellings of the word.

So which version should you use in your writing? In the process of researching and writing this article, I'm trying to set my own standard, rather than having to choose a spelling at random.

There are preferred spellings in certain geographic areas, for different reasons...

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Hot Sauce Makers and Distributors: Add Your Sauce to our Database

Posted in Announcements on July 8th, 2012

Wall of Hot Sauce Bottles In the most recent round of updates, we've added an option to the "Add a Sauce" page, to allow submissions that aren't being reviewed. This was added in response to sauce makers wanting to add their own product. If you are a creator / producer / manufacturer / distributor / or you just have the bottle and want to submit it, follow these very simple steps to add your product to our Hot Sauce List.

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HotSauceFever Goes Live!

Posted in Announcements on June 16th, 2012

HotSauceFever Hot Sauce Review Website Launched - Site Being Viewed in Browser and CSS on 2nd Screen I am breathing a deep sigh of relief. If you're reading this, then you know that has officially launched! It's been a long time in the works because this has been developed with care in the free time of one web developer, and one designer. I'd like to think of this as a "soft" launch, as there still is a lot to update. If you're currently viewing this on a telephone, it may not be perfect yet, since I'm still in the process of tweaking and testing for mobile devices...

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Growing Orange and Black Habaneros in Florida - A Photo Timeline

Posted in Growing Hot Peppers on March 26th, 2012

Hot Pepper Plants Grown in Florida Last June, when the idea for this website was hatched, my friends and I decided to start growing our own hot peppers. Florida was the perfect place to start. The plants long for high temperatures and since there are only a few cold weeks, when they should be planted is not a big concern.

I ordered seeds online (from a local supplier) for Jamaican hot chocolate habaneros (black habanero) and orange habaneros. Seeing the chile pepper seeds grow into a monstrous fruit-bearing plant was fun and rewarding. It only took occasional watering, a few transplants, and some pest management. Now I need to do something with all the picked peppers I have sealed away. It is surprising to see the quantity of habaneros that the plants continue to produce.

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