Spicy Datil Pepper Chicken Kabobs and Syrian Rice Pilaf.  Something different for the Fourth of July Celebration.  My youngest son is home for the summer, and has been helping me in the kitchen.  Hunter is turning into quite a chef.  He’s interested in all things grilled these days, and with

Wow! I spent last weekend in Orlando representing First Coast Fresh as part of the Fresh From Florida booth, sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  A special shout out to David Dinkins (UF/IFAS Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Specialist), for inviting us to participate!  It was absolutely amazing to see

Buffalo Cauliflower.  Who needs chicken when cauliflower tastes better?  “Hot Wings” with cauliflower? Just the thought of eating cauliflower used to turn me off.  I went out of my way to avoid it like the plague.  It was either cooked to mush or served raw with blah Ranch dressing.  Not

You probably all know the 7 layer dip recipe. What’s not to love about a huge scoop full of all those delicious ingredients on a crispy chip?  Most people I know make it as a cold appetizer, but I much prefer to eat it hot and steamy  from the oven, served

Part 2 of the Taco party.  In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I’m hungrily working my way through the taco food groups.  Today we are going to cook chicken.  Yesterday I shared my recipe for shrimp tacos.  See my earlier post to get the recipe for Old St Augustine Datil Jerk

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching and I’m gearing up by planning a taco bar.  Something for everyone: Datil Jerk Blackened Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa, Tequila-lime Chicken Tacos, Cilantro, Lime and Jalapeño Marinated Steak Tacos, and Loaded Vegetarian Tacos.  Paired with lots of ice cold Mexican beer, and plenty of

Spinach, Mushroom & Artichoke Bread Pudding.  Florida Citrus Marinated Shrimp.  Garlic Roasted Potatoes.  Grape Salad.  Banana Nut Muffins with Cinnamon & Honey Cream Cheese FIlling.  Doesn’t that sound delicious?  That’s what’s on the menu this year.  I’ll probably add in a cocktail or two to liven things up a bit

What can you do with a bag of spinach, a jar of artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, a few mushrooms and some chicken breasts?   You can make a fragrant and delicious dinner, worthy of a five star restaurant. I craved something different, and a trip to the grocery store


Greetings from Historic St Augustine Florida. My name is Angela and I’m the Datil Pepper Lady. My mission is to educate America about the Datil Pepper. I make Datil Pepper products and use them to cook up some amazing meals. Join me on this culinary adventure. Stay Spicy!


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