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Chile Pepper Jack-O'Lanterns – Carving Chiles for Halloween

Posted in Articles on December 2nd, 2014

This Halloween my friends and I attempted an experiment– carving hot peppers into tiny jack-o'lanterns. Whether it would work and how they would turn out was a mystery. Our kitchen had a Day of the Dead theme this year, so this seemed like a fitting decoration to include, along with the brightly colored strings of skeletons, candles, stringed flowers, and a chupacabra trying to escape a boarded closet.

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Chile Pepper Jack-O'Lanterns – Carving Chiles for Halloween

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

Posted in Articles on July 19th, 2012

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

How to Review a Hot Sauce

Posted in Articles on March 26th, 2012

The reviews on this site are broken down into 5 factors; label, looks, smell, taste, and heat. Your overall rating is chosen by you, and not calculated based upon the others. You may not have a ton to say about some of the factors, but lets hear about the rest. If you’re wondering about what else to write, we’ve put together some ideas that may help.
 

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How to Review a Hot Sauce