Peppers
Jalapeño Heat: A Journey Through the Scoville Scale with Small Axe Peppers
Dive into the world of jalapeños, a cornerstone of spicy cuisine beloved for its perfect balance of heat...
The Heat Index: Understanding the Scoville Scale
The Scoville Scale is the universal measure of spiciness for chili peppers and hot sauces. It translates the...
How to Maximize Your Community Garden’s Output with the Square Foot Method
Community square foot gardens can be found in urban and suburban settings.  They are a great way to...
How to Grow Habanero Peppers – The Advice You Want To Listen To
Do you want to find out how to grow Habanero peppers? Take a look at this article. Are...
What is the difference between red peppers and green peppers?
The age old question: What is the difference between red peppers and green peppers? Before we can differentiate...
Ghost Pepper Sauce: A Comprehensive Guide
If you’re a fan of spice, then you’ve probably heard of ghost peppers. Ghost peppers are one of...
The Difference Between Fresh Truffles and Truffle Oil
If you’ve ever been to a fancy restaurant, chances are you’ve seen “truffle oil” on the menu. But...
The Best Jalapeño Hot Sauce
If you’re looking for the perfect jalapeño hot sauce to take your meals to the next level, then...
What Makes a Green Hot Sauce Unique?
Green hot sauces are a type of chili pepper-based sauce that gets its color from either unripened peppers...
The Hottest Hot Ones Hot Sauces, Ranked
If you’re a fan of Hot Ones, the popular YouTube show where celebrity guests answer questions while eating...
Top 7 Chillies to Make Your Own Hot Sauce
eThere’s nothing quite like making your own hot sauce. It not only gives you control over the ingredients...
Pepperoncini: History, Growing Techniques, and Recipes
Interested in learning more about one of America’s favorite sandwich toppers? You’ve come to the right place! In...
A Spicy Mezcal Cocktail by Small Axe Peppers & Ilegal Mezcal
Who doesn’t love a spicy mezcal cocktail? Just the sound of it seems… right… doesn’t it? Well, we’re...
How To Grow Jalapenos: 6 Effective Tips & Tricks
Before we dive into how to grow jalapenos, let’s learn a little about them. The jalapeno pepper plant...
Authentic Jambalaya Recipe
Before we dive into this authentic jambalaya recipe, let’s first dive into the history of this famous cajun...
Is a Black Pearl Pepper Edible?
Can you eat a black pearl pepper? Find out the answer to the questions that bother all those...
Sustainable Business Practices For A Greener Economy
Though eco-entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices are not quite mainstream, they have been on the rise recently and...
Spicing up summer concerts at Forest Hills
  While crews at Forest Hills Stadium prepared for the next concert of their 2022 season, backstage something...
Introducing… #IAMSMALLAXE
Last year, Small Axe Peppers bought more than 11,000 pounds of peppers from 52 different community garden partners...
Why Are Peppers Spicy? The Science of Spice
Why are peppers spicy? Surprisingly, not many people now. That’s right, aside from foodies and culinary arts majors,...
Why Do People Like Spicy Food?
Why do people like spicy food? Perhaps, it’s a question you’ve never pondered but if you really stop...
How Are Sustainable Snacks Made?
Have you ever wondered about how your favorite sustainable snacks are made, and the possible environmental impact of...
Tamarind Paste: What It Is & How To Use It
Tamarind Paste – you’ve maybe heard of it but do you actually know what it is? Y’know like...
What is a Chipotle Pepper?
What is a Chipotle Pepper? Chipotle peppers, we’ve all heard of them, right? But what are they? To...
Does Hot Sauce Go Bad?
Does Hot Sauce Go Bad? To answer the question bluntly, yes hot sauce does go bad. However, that...
LA Times Profile of Small Axe’s Partnership La Madera Community Garden
In the LA County City of El Monte sits a small plot of land tucked between a dusty...
Are Peppers Fruits or Vegetables?
Are peppers fruits? Or are they vegetables? Turns out that it depends who you ask. According to any...
Spicy Jalapeño Margarita Recipe
What sounds better than a spicy jalapeño margarita? Seriously, with a rare trifecta of sweet, salty, and spicy,...
Hottest Hot Sauces In The World
Hottest Hot Sauces In The World Mankind has been heating up its meals with hot sauce for generations....
How Hot Are Serrano Peppers?
What is a Serrano pepper? The serrano pepper is a chili pepper originating in the mountainous regions of...
Habanero Mango Hot Sauce Recipes
Habanero Mango. Mango Habanero. An unlikely but delightful combination, indeed. But isn’t that what creativity is all about?...
Pros and Cons of GMOs
When you hear the infamous acronym, GMO, what comes to mind? Often, GMOs invoke images of greedy multi-nationals...
What Does Organic Food Really Mean?
We’ve all seen it. Organic here, organic there, organic everywhere! These days, it seems as though it’s hard...
A Letter to Our Garden Partners…
Dear Fellow Gardeners, One of the great things about the holiday season is it gives us a moment...
Hot Sauce Saves Lives
Do you like your heart? You know, that organ in your chest that keeps the ‘ole circulatory system...
Gifts that Give Back
“Gifts that Give Back” The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means — time to...
Gifts that Give Back to Chicago
“Gifts that Give Back to Chicago” The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that means —...
Gifts that Give Back to New York City
“Gifts that Give Back to New York City” The holidays are quickly approaching and you know what that...
Are Jalapeño Peppers Good For You?
Jalapeño peppers. The always reliable source of flavor and spice for anyone looking to add a little fire...
7 Halloween Cocktails to Haunt your Happy Hour
All Hallow’s Eve is upon us which means it’s time for a Halloween cocktail. What may have originated...
Introducing: The Chicago Hot Sauce
Chicago is a great American town, filled with a gregarious and warm people that define the Midwest. Chicagoans...
5 Best Places to Buy Hot Sauce in New York City
So New York City loves hot sauce. Consequentially, scattered throughout its five boroughs are some retail locations that...
See Alton Brown on Hot Ones
Anyone familiar with Alton Brown is aware that the man knows food. After graduating from the New England...
Ghost Pepper Margarita Recipe
Spicy Margaritas are a thing. A delicious and zesty thing and, yes, we all love them. They are...
Is Hot Sauce Good For You?
Are you the type of person that scoffs at those that choose the ‘mild’ option at a restaurant?...
The Compa featuring Small Axe’s Ghost Peppers Hot Sauce
As previously mentioned our guy Teddy is boxer, which he means he can take a punch. And deliver...
A Letter to Our Garden Partners…
Dear fellow Community Garden Pepper Producers, Thank you so much for participating in the Small Axe Peppers /...
Localish Presents: It’s Hot Sauce with a Cause
ABC’s Localish is all about bringing out the good in America’s cities. Good food. Good people. Good living....
Hot Sauce Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer
After attending our fair share of food festivals over the past few years, we have learned to appreciate...
How Hot is a Ghost Pepper?
The ghost pepper is one of spiciest chili peppers in the world. So spicy, in fact, that the...