Small Axe Blog
The latest from Small Axe Peppers and our partners.
Small Axe Peppers Celebrates a Decade of Urban Farming Impact with Community Gardens Nationwide
New York, NY – [April 18, 2024] – Small Axe Peppers, a pioneering social enterprise, is proud to...
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...
Capsaicin: The Spicy Secret to Health
Spice enthusiasts rejoice! That fiery kick in your favorite hot sauce or chili pepper isn’t just a thrill...
The Future of Food: How Urban Agriculture Can Address Food Insecurity
In the bustling heart of our cities, an agricultural revolution is underway. As urban populations swell and food...
Introduction to Urban Farming and Biodiversity
In the midst of urban expanses, where concrete and steel dominate the landscape, a green revolution quietly unfolds....
The Rise of Rooftop Gardens: How Urban Agriculture is Changing Cityscapes
In recent years, the concept of rooftop gardens has blossomed in cities around the world, transforming barren concrete...
Companion Planting with Peppers: Maximizing Urban Gardens
In the heart of the city, urban gardens offer a lush oasis, providing fresh produce and a touch...
Starting Peppers from Seeds: A Beginners Guide
Starting peppers from seeds is an engaging and rewarding gardening venture. This blog post will guide you through...
Choosing the Right Pepper Plant for Your Urban Garden
Urban gardening is a delightful and rewarding activity, offering city dwellers a slice of nature’s bounty in their...
Spicy Crawfish Etouffee: A Cajun Delight with a Chili Twist
Experience the heart of Cajun cooking with our spicy twist on Crawfish Etouffee. This post not only offers...
Michelada Magic: Crafting the Perfect Spicy Beer Cocktail
Elevate your cocktail game with our guide to creating the perfect Michelada, a classic Mexican beer cocktail. This...
Mastering Ratatouille: A Vegetable Symphony Spiced with Chilis
Rediscover the classic French Ratatouille with a spicy twist in this detailed blog post. We guide you through...
Smoky Chipotle Beef Chili: A Flavorful Twist on a Classic
Dive into the rich and smoky flavors of our Smoky Chipotle Beef Chili. This recipe takes the classic...
Birria Tacos: A Spicy Journey into Mexico’s Beloved Street Food
Take a flavorful journey through the streets of Mexico with our spicy take on Birria Tacos. This post...
The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Authentic Filipino Adobo with a Chili Twist
Explore the rich flavors of the Philippines with our comprehensive guide on making authentic Filipino Adobo, enhanced with...
From Raw Peppers to the End Hot Sauce: The Secret Ingredients and Techniques
Hot sauce has exploded in popularity in recent years, with lovers of spicy foods clamoring for new flavors...
Perfect Super Bowl dip with zero effort
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Delicious Super Bowl Dip...
Anything Fried + Creamy Tangy Crunchy Slaw + Hot Sauce.
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Irresistible Fried Meal with...
Tuna Melta Dip
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Exploring Tuna Melta Dip:...
Easy “fancy” brunch: spanakopita
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial)   Easy Spanakopita Croissant...
TOMATO BRAISED PORK WITH LEMONY BEANS + KALE
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial)   Delicious Tomato Braised...
Radicchio is not just for salads
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Delicious Radicchio Recipes: Cooking...
The healthy (+ more delicious) version of your favorite dip
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Delicious and Nutritious: Healthy...
Moo Shu… shortcut version! Completely inauthentic.
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial)   Quick & Easy...
Corn Feta Salsa
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) The Secret to Perfect...
Delicious Wedge Salad Recipe
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Delicious Classic Wedge Salad...
Elevate Your Frozen Dumplings with Sweet and Salty Sauce
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Enhance Your Frozen Dumplings...
Restaurant-Style Steak Fajitas: Easy Dinner Recipe
  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jesi Baxter (@dishpicsofficial) Indulge in Delicious Steak...
From Spicy to Satisfying: A Guide to Staying Hydrated with Hot Sauce
Hot sauce enthusiasts love the thrill of that fiery kick. The burst of flavor followed by the challenge...
Can Hot Sauce Spice Up Medical Weight Loss?
Unlocking the Health Benefits of Hot Sauce Discover the Surprising Health Benefits of Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce...
Five Surprising Foods to Strengthen Your Body’s Defenses
We’ve all heard that eating chicken soup and drinking hot tea when sick is a good idea, but...
Freedmen’s Towns in Texas and Juneteenth
Joppa, Texas: A Living Monument Blooming in the Soil of History On the fringes of Dallas, Texas, lies...
Dispatches from the Road 3: Speed as an end in itself
I remember reading Jean Baudrillard’s America back in college, many years ago. It was one of my favorite...
Dispatches from the Road 2: The Juxtaposition of beauty and box stores
I travel a lot, and one of the experiences that I relish when I travel is the feeling...
NBC’s TODAY Hot List: 7 trendy finds worth the buy
Shop TODAY senior SEO editor Jess Bender has a knack for hot sauce, and this is one that...
Dispatches from the Road 1: Ideology and Indiviualism
Ideology strikes me as something like the air. It’s all around us at all times. It is something...
Dates Announced for 2023 Community Garden Roadtrip!
I am thrilled to announce the dates for my cross-country Community Gardens Awareness Tour. My name is Daniel...
Small Axe Peppers Announces New CEO and Launches Community Gardens Awareness Tour
NEW YORK, March 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — America’s mission-based hot sauce company, Small Axe Peppers, is proud to announce the appointment of Daniel...
Women Gardeners Making a Difference
From seed to plant to pepper to sauce, Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce comes from community gardens and...
Does hot sauce help anxiety?
Hot sauce is a popular condiment that adds a spicy kick to many dishes, but could it also...
How to properly taste hot sauce
Conducting a rigorous, scientific sensory analysis study is an essential step in understanding the nuances of taste and...
What is terroir?
Terroir is a French term that refers to the unique combination of environmental factors that contribute to the...
Why don’t we consume beef tartare in the United States?
Beef tartare is a dish that is popular in many countries around the world, but it is not...
Next Level Homesteading: Monetize Your Farm
If you’re an experienced homesteader, you’re probably producing beyond the needs of just your own family. Perhaps there’s...
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...
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
Made in America highlights the community gardeners and urban farmers who grow peppers to make Small Axe Peppers...
What Are The Worst Garden Pests?
You have just finished planting your vegetables and are ready to harvest them. But you have noticed that...
Kitchen Scraps That Will Help Your Apartment Garden Grow Like Crazy
Using Kitchen Scraps for Apartment Garden is one way to recycle and save the earth.  Coffee scraps and...
Gardening Tips For Urban Dwellers: How To Grow Veggies When You’re Short on Space
Whether you’re growing your own veggies or donating them to the local food bank, the benefits of having...
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