A Pickle A Day May Keep Your Anxiety At Bay

Fermented food appears to calm the nerves of the socially challenged By Helen Thompson smithsonian.com June 22, 2015 Pickles, like many other fermented foods, can be an acquired taste. But, evidence suggests that might be a taste worth acquiring if you suffer from anxiety, as Rebecca Rupp reports for National Geographic. A study in the August issue of Psychiatry Research finds that […]

Prevent pickling problems

Prevent pickling problems with good preparing, preserving and storing methods. Posted on July 21, 2015 by Jeannie Nichols, Michigan State University Extension There is an old tongue twister that you may remember. “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck […]

“Secret Menu” Yellow Chile Peppers

There is a lot of confusion out there about the IN-N-OUT secret menu chile peppers.  First let’s talk about the secret menu in general. From the IN-N-OUT website “Urban myth or just plain excellent customer service? Ok, you’ve heard the rumors, wondered what was on it, maybe even felt a little left out of the […]

Growing Cascabella Peppers

Cascabella is a popular variety of Chili pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum annuum longum group ‘Cascabella’). This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as anAnnual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Cascabella normally grows to a max height […]

Pick a Pickle

Red state or blue state, it doesn’t matter because we’re all green! Almost everyone likes pickles (86%), especially Baby Boomers (90%). Dill has universal appeal, and is favored more than 2 to 1 over any other kind of pickle. Bread & Butter comes in distant second (21%), though only 12% of millennials pick Bread & […]