Cayenne and Asthma

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Hi Dave:My daughter as a severe case of asthma. Somewhere she says she read that cayenne pepper will help stop the asthma attack. Has she lost her mind or does she have something going there? Thanks for any information.JudyHello Judy:Some sources claim that taking 2 capsules of cayenne per day strengthens the mucosal lining of the lungs, but one doctor, …

Peppers Are Not for Pups

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Hi Dave,I have a question which may be out of the ordinary for you, but I pray you can answer it for us. We ordered a chicken dish from a Chinese Restaurant, General Tso’s Chicken, and there were these whole, really small, red peppers in the dish. My son fed our beagle, Freckles, some of the chicken. Shortly after she …

Pepper Grinder?

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Hi Dave,Is there a grinder made for dried chiles to make chile flakes. I want to make my own crushed red pepper flakes in a fairly large quantity. I’m a pepper farmer. Thank you,LindaHello Linda:There is no specific grinder that I know of. You should experiment with a food processor for large quantities of chiles.Dave DeWitt

Freezer Burn

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Hi, Dave!I got a good crop of habaneros with my first effort growing them this year (and more on the way!). I decided on freezing them for long-term storage. As I’m concerned about the possibility of freezer burn, I have 2 questions for you:1. Once I start using my habaneros, how would I tell if they have been affected by …

Mash It Up!

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Dear Dave:Howdy, I’m looking to make my own pepper mash and I’ve searched and searched but can’t find any answers. I have the The Hot Sauce Bible but failed to find specific instructions on how to make a pepper mash. I was wondering if you could answer some questions? Thanks. So I chop the peppers add salt and boil to …