Have you ever wanted to grow Jalapeños and some of the hottest peppers in the world, such as the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chili) or Chocolate Habanero, in containers? You can do this even if you are brand new to pepper growing!
Like the three stooges, “Peter, Paul and Mary”, and the three little pigs, Habanero, Lime and Patron were always meant to go together. They, complete each other. Keeping that in mind, I’d like to share my recipe for the habanero margarita. Being of Mayan decent and in honor of the birthplace of the habanero, this recipe is based on the Yucatan three part margarita. I guess three will be a running theme in this post. Speaking of three, in Merida, [...]
There are varying degrees of “hot” peppers. The impact of using hot and spicy peppers in any recipe can maximize the flavor of the dish and give it a real kick. A naturally occurring substance called capsaicinoids creates a burning sensation in the mouth, as well as watering eyes, a runny nose and perspiration. Further, this heat is rated in “Scoville” units, which indicates the level of capsaicin in the pepper variety. The following is a guide to many recognized [...]
Anyone who loves hot sauces or salsas may think of growing the habanero plant. If you are capable of growing tomatoes, habanero peppers can be grown easily, since their conditional requirements are similar. Origins The habanero chile pepper is the hottest chile pepper of Capsicum family. The unripe fruit is green, though the mature peppers may be red, orange, pink, white or brown. A mature habanero is around 3 to 6 cm long. Thought to have originated in Cuba, the [...]