Monthly Archives: August 2011

Visit Pennsylvania’s Chile Pepper Food Festival

Chile plants for sale at the Festival.By Sara Hodon Photos by Chris Markey For one weekend each year, tiny Bowers, PA (population: 300 give or take) becomes the hottest place on earth, thanks to its annual Chile Pepper Food Festival held in the town park every … Continue reading
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Tour The Ultimate Chilehead Garden

Paul Mihalyor, NMSU genetics majorFrom now through October you can visit the gardens at New Mexico State University's Fabian Garcia Science Center in Las Cruces. There you'll see peppers being grown the way the pros do it, and possibly pick up some growing tips to take home! Continue reading
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Presto, It’s Pesto!

basil in italian greenhouseOne of my favorite summer things is fresh pesto—spiced up, of course. And one of the main ingredients is basil, although cooks substitute spinach, Italian parsley, and cilantro for the basil on occasion. Continue reading
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Mark and the Beanstalk

01Before we go on, let's get a few things straight. I didn't trade three hundred pounds of steak to a slick city peddler for a few magic beans (it was jalapeño seeds). Continue reading
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