Monthly Archives: 2011年October

Dave’s Great Sauce Contest

I know we are late to the party in getting this news out, but check it: For those of you whose need a link, check out www.davesgourmet.com for more details on this contest.

Fall 2011 MadDog Hot Sauces in the Press

Chile Peppers Are a Hot Diet Food If you want to lose weight, eating hot peppers as part of your diet can help. Studies have shown that hot peppers can curb appetite, burn fat, and inhibit fat ......

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán Cemetery

Graves decorated for Noche de los Muertos (Night of the Dead) in the Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán panteón (cemetery). These recent graves lie within easy sight of the yácatas (Purhépecha pyramids, mi......

Bonfatto’s “Fire in the Hole” Wing Sauce & Marinade

One of the best finds from this past Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire was the wing sauces from the fine folks at Bonfatto’s. Hailing from smack dab in the middle of Pennsylvania, Bonfa......

Chiltepin

Friday afternoon, and I think what I will have as a snack when I get home!My chiltepin did not produce many pods, but the few pods that are on the plant are proud ones :-) Take a look at this be......

Doritos Jalapeno Fire and Pepsi Max Citrus Freeze

Last week I got sent one of the best PR packs that i’ve ever been sent, It was from the lovely people at Doritos and Pepsi and was to promote their new Doritos Jalapeno Fire crisps and Pep......

Aji limon – finally

I thought this variety would turn red, but it turns to a very nice orange colour. The flesh is thick and the taste is great! The heat is moderate. All one can expect from a very nice Capsicum ba......

Late harvest

After chasing aphids for most of the year, it's nice to be able to pick some pods.Here are some orange baccatum. Sharp heat and nice taste.And here are some Florida Bird Peppers drying. They ha......

Florida bird pepper

The growing season is definitely going to an end. My Florida Bird Pepper has had a fantastic late season, so I will very soon pick all the pods.This is how it looked a couple of days ago. Aren't......

Trying to stop aphids …

As you may remember - a while ago I was completely desperate about getting rid of all the aphids. I don't want to use any strong stuff, since we eat all the peppers. So I found this ecologic "st......

Mexican nights out don’t get much better. Win tickets to see Miss Bala and a meal for 2 at Wahaca

This weekend sees the opening of Miss Bala, Mexico’s official entry for the 2012 Oscars, and yet another film that has got the critics going absolutely crazy form Mexican cinema......

Oaxaca Santo Domingo Church and Museum: Templo y Museo

In New Spain, 16th century Dominican missionaries laid the cornerstone for Templo Santo Domingo, the Oaxaca church and its former convent. The ex-convent is now a lovely Oaxaca-related museum. The...

No Can Do – Masala Mushrooms

Growing up, the only mushrooms I ever had were the ones my Mom drained out of a can to spread on pizza. It may sound completely appetizing, but I loved it. So much so, that I would actually fis......

Hotshot Parmo Recipe

If you don’t live in Teesside and haven’t been there, you probably haven’t heard of the the Parmo, if not you can readmore about it here. Basically it’s a heart attack wa......

The Missouri Boyz Eat a Black Naga Chile Pepper

Myself and fellow St. Louisan Ryan Graub comprise The Missouri Boyz review team. In this installment, we each eat a whole Black Naga chile pepper, a "chocolate" strain of the King Naga, which is......