Thursday, August 09, 2007

PeppaFam Series: Chico Cherry

This mild to medium heat Cherry Pepper is small, round, and bright red in color. Its shape resembles a cherry (hence the name...) and is considered extremely good in processing and pickling. Cherry Peppers, like Chico, are perfect for the home garden, but you will usually see them in the commercially canned pickled state sold at your local farm markets and grocery stores.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

PeppaFam Series: Chi-Chi Cayenne

Grown mainly in Asia and India, these long, slender, and smoky Cayenne Peppers are a good source of instant heat. Cayenne Peppers, like Chi-Chi, are most often used in Cajun cooking and appears, in whole, in asian dishes. Seeds and veins are often removed in cooking because of its heat. Cayenne Peppers are thin-fleshed, acidic, and mainly used in powdered form (simply called Red Peppers).

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