Thursday, January 30, 2014

I am SO in Love with DUKKAH spice mix!
Dukkah is an Egyptian Spice Mixture and it is often served with pita bread that has been basted with olive oil.  The bread is then dipped in the mixture.  It has a variety of uses.  You can use it on meats, rice, veggies – the possibilities are endless with Dukkah!

 To make it is easy I have made up my own mix and am selling it in my shop at Etsy.
It is contains SO many spices, nuts, seeds, and peppers!

Why not give it a try?  You just might discover your Egyptian taste buds and fall in love with Middle Eastern Food like I did!

Dukkah (dook-ah) is a delicious blend of nuts, seeds, and spices. It is based on a traditional Middle Eastern recipe. I first discovered this great mixture while on vacation in Western Australia (WA). It has become a popular seasoning in Australia and can easily be purchased there, but why buy it when you can easily make your own. What is great about making dukkah, is that your can add and subtract ingredients to please yourself and family. You can use any excess Dukkah to coat chicken or seafood before baking, and also sprinkle on salads or vegetables. Let your imagination be your guide!
The traditional way to serve Dukkah is with extra-virgin oil and bread. First you dunk a piece of  bread in the olive oil and then in the Dukkah. I served this at a large wine tasting party, and it was a big hit!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I am passionate to share my Chili's and Food items with you!

The Chili Pepper celebrates FOOD!
Here I will share recipes, tips, party ideas etc.
This will compliment my shop The Chili Pepper on Etsy!

I am self taught and spend hours reading, studying and cooking!
I started cooking at a very young age on a stool up in my Mom and Dad's kitchen. Peaking into bowls, peeling potatoes and licking spoons!

I love to create and taste different combinations of spices and preparations!
Growing up in Colorado, I fell in love with roasted chili peppers. Many times they are the focal point to my cooking. But I LOVE all kinds of spices and food!

I love the spirit in my kitchen and the satisfaction I get whether I have succeeded creating a special meal or I have just fed my daughters softball team! The smiles and full stomachs fill my heart with warmth.

I started this business simply to warm your heart and fill those you cook for by sharing my spices with you!


Homemade Chili Mixes, Spice Rubs, Seasoning Mixes good on anything and everything all made with top quality ingredients to produce a top quality product!

Give the gift of SPICE for your wedding favor, bridal party, bachelorette party, hostess gift, birthday, mother's day, anytime gift!

I will detail and personalize all gifts for any occasion. Just contact me and I will design a custom hand made label for any spice, seasoning, or tea mix.

If you have a question about a custom order, please contact me!
In my shop I have listed items that I love and that I know will work for you in your kitchen.

I roast, smoke and dry my own peppers. This makes all of the difference!

I have created and use all of these mixes in my kitchen. I have developed them uniquely because I couldn't find one in the store that tasted spectacular and not like the paper they are put in. (Who really knows how long ago those were made anyway?)

All of my spice rubs, teas, chili mixes, smoked pepper salts, well, everything are as tasty and fresh as possible. Made in small batches and many made to order.

Nothing leaves my kitchen without looking beautiful!

I also offer wholesale prices for specialty stores as well just convo me!

I am a 1 women shop! I cook, create, sell, promote, take pictures, list items and ship all by myself!

If you buy from me you get something that is hand made with pride, not bought somewhere cheaper and resold.

I always pay great attention to detail and assure you that nothing leaves my kitchen without being properly packaged.

Everything is labeled with ingredients and directions for use.