If you haven't used red pepper jelly before, be prepared: the sweet and spicy mix will quickly become part of your usual rotation.It's fantastic in this Asian-inspired preparation, but is also just the thing to liven up deli meat sandwiches.
Fast forward a day and my boss comes in asking if I tried to poison this person. I even took out my current day’s lunch and let my boss taste a bit (he was blown away by how spicy it was even though he only took a small bite).I then proceeded to eat several spoonfuls to prove I could eat it with no problem. A week later, I got called up to HR for an investigation, claiming that I did in fact try to do harm to this person and this investigation is still ongoing.He said not to worry, and that it was clear to him that I didn’t mean any harm, my coworker shouldn’t have been eating my food, etc. What confuses me is there was nothing said about this guy trying to steal my lunch. You are allowed to enjoy a unusually high level of spiciness (and as a fellow spice enthusiast, I commend you for it). Is he trying to claim that it was his lunch all along?The Egyptians used herbs for mummification and their demand for exotic spices and herbs helped stimulate world trade.The word spice comes from the Old French word espice, which became epice, and which came from the Latin root spec, the noun referring to "appearance, sort, kind": species has the same root.