Small Axe Blog
The latest from Small Axe Peppers and our partners.
What is Elote? Recipe Inside
In the world of street food, there are few dishes as iconic as elote. This Mexican street corn...
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...
The Best Spicy Dishes According to Anthony Bourdain
Arguably, few people know spicy dishes or good in general quite as well as Anthony Bourdain. A celebrated...
#IAMSMALLAXE Episode 1: Blackacre Community Garden
In our first installment of #IAMSMALLAXE, our new series in which we are showcasing the people behind the...
Introducing… #IAMSMALLAXE
Last year, Small Axe Peppers bought more than 11,000 pounds of peppers from 52 different community garden partners...
Spicy Gazpacho Recipe
When you hear the word gazpacho, one typically thinks of a red, tomato-based puree. However, did you know...
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,...
2022 Garden and Grower Guide
Thank you for your interest in working with Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce. We make our hot sauces...
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...
KeHE Names On Trend Award Winners
KeHE Distributors LLC recently selected 17 On Trend Award Winners during the company’s 2021 Holiday Trade Show. The...
Power in seeds: Urban gardening gains momentum in pandemic
From BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFFAUGUST 19, 2021 NEW YORK (AP) — On an assemblage of vacant lots and other...
Small Axe Peppers Hot Sauce Listed in: ’35 Best Gifts from New York’
From Heavy.com: When it comes to big cities, New York is second to none. The Big Apple easily...
Everything You Need to Know Before Starting a Green Business
We all need to live sustainably if we’re going to thrive on this planet for many years to...
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...
A Garden Grows In The Bronx
Tucked away in between apartment buildings in the Belmont section of the Bronx you can find a community garden. For...
Delicious Turkey Recipe That is Perfect For Family Dinner
This delicious turkey recipe proves that those who define turkey as bland and boring have obviously never prepared...
What is a Chipotle Pepper?
What is a Chipotle Pepper? Chipotle peppers, we’ve all heard of them, right? But what are they? To...
How to Celebrate Juneteenth: 5 Original Ideas
In this post, we learn all about and how to celebrate Juneteenth.  June 19th, better known as Juneteenth...
The Health Benefits of Gardening
In this post, guest writer Maria Cannon explores the health benefits of gardening and how she overcame fatigue...
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,...
A Spicy Cocktail Recipe With A Bite
Looking for spicy cocktail to kick off your night? After a long days work, perhaps you’re in need...
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...
Christmas Dishes: 6 Delicious and Spicy Recipes
With so many delicious Christmas dishes to choose from, it can be hard to choose your favorite, right?...
The Best Eco-Friendly Gifts for 2022
Eco-friendly gifts just seem necessary this year, don’t they? If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that...
Small Axe Partners with KeHE CAREtrade®
KeHE is one of the largest and most respected national fresh, natural & organic and specialty food distributors in...
B Corporations Making a Difference
B Corporations are new kinds of businesses accelerating a global culture shift to towards a more inclusive and...
AJR & Small Axe Peppers Collaborate on a New Hot Sauce
And just like that…. BANG! A new Hot Sauce! That’s right, Small Axe Peppers has recently teamed up...
3 Spicy Thanksgiving Recipes for 2022
Spicy Thanksgiving Recipes from Small Axe Peppers 2020 has been a rough year. No doubts about it. But...
How Americans are Cooking at Home
The pandemic is affecting the way people are eating at home. More than half of consumers (55%) are...
Brooklyn rescue mission; NY chefs’  new role during COVID19 By Madeline Kemble & Michael Campanile 
This week, we bring you a guest blog post by Madeline Kemble & Michael Campanile I am currently...
Habanero Mango Hot Sauce Recipes
Habanero Mango. Mango Habanero. An unlikely but delightful combination, indeed. But isn’t that what creativity is all about?...
7 Most Common Food Additives
What are food additives? Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste, appearance, or other qualities. Some...
7 Preservatives to Watch Out For
What are preservatives? The term “preservatives” refers to the functional name for a wide variety of compounds that...
How Hot are Habanero Peppers?
What is a Habanero pepper? The habanero pepper one spicy chili pepper. Unripe habaneros are green, and they...
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...
What is Vegan Hot Sauce?
So what is vegan hot sauce, anyways? Small Axe Peppers is used to getting our hands dirty with...
A Letter to Our Garden Partners…
Dear Fellow Gardeners, One of the great things about the holiday season is it gives us a moment...