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Spices of the World: Cloves
Cloves as we know them are the aromatic unopened flower buds of this tree.Cloves are grown in, Zanzibar, Indonesia, Pakistan, India Madagascar Sir Lanka, as well as the Maluku Islands (formally known as the Spice Islands).Cloves are used by cooks in the...
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Spices From Around The World: Cinnamon
Cinnamon is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which when dried, rolls into a tubular form known as a quill. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating at low speed until blended.Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
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Spices From Around The World: Bay Leaves
Steep a few leaves in a warm broth or sauce, and your dish becomes infused with flavor and very fragrant. Mix salt, herbs, and pepper in small bowl and sprinkle over potatoes. Why laurel leaves?
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Cumin--A Warm Spice in Every Culture
How to pronounce it. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months.that chile didn't enter European or Eastern cuisine until after 1493.Thumbnail close-up of cumin seeds courtesy Sanjay Acharya and the GNU Free Documentation License.
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Fixatives for Your Potpourri
It looks more attractive than it sounds, almost like nuts or wood chips. It absorbs scent without adding fragrance.Sweet Woodruff - Foliage from this plant not only fixes your potpourri, but acts as an insect repellant.
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The Herbs and Spices of Thanksgiving
A quick trip to the store or an even more effortless online shopping expedition put the world's flavors at our fingertips.Harvested from the leaves or flowers of herbaceous plants, herbs originated in temperate areas of Europe and the countries bordering...
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The Subtle Saffron: Growing and Using
Each year thereafter the corms will increase and you will have an increase in saffron.The USDA hardiness map shows zones 6-8 in the South and zones 6-9 in the West as best for growing saffron.
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Will the Real Cinnamon Please Stand Up?
Most Ceylon cinnamon, not surprisingly, comes from Sri Lanka, known until 1972 as Ceylon.While Cassia cinnamon is most commonly used in the US, Ceylon cinnamon is the one you'll find in Mexican cooking and European baking.
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Hot Breakfast Pastries and Tubers with Rot - What Can Make Them Both Better?
Plus, it smells good! Read on . Even though this wound is not infected, the cinnamon can serve well as a protectant, covering and drying the wound while preventing any fungal or bacterial invasions.
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The Tiny Seed with BIG Flavor You Can Grow at Home: Sesame
You can roll confections in sesame seeds for a nutty taste and delightful presentation. Sesame oil added to a dish at the very end of cooking addsa zest to stir-fries and a splash is delicious on a salad, giving it an oriental flavor.
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Seasoned Greetings! Traditional flavors can spice up your holidays this year.
Of course, candy canes are traditionally flavored with, or sprinkle crushed candy canes on top of cookies.BC and made their way westward, both as marmalade and citrus-flavored preserves, but also as fresh twigs which were planted, first in the Mediterranian...
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Mulling Spices: Create Your Own Winter Traditions
Use about ¼ c. This is particularly pretty when you will be serving the mulled beverage at a party.I don't think I ever make the mixture exactly the same way twice, but this is my basic recipe:Place the cinnamon sticks and nutmegs in a heavy plastic...
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Homemade Ground Pepper Spices
It helps to keep a recordSpice blends can be made in many different variations and ingredient combinations. Dried spices are best used within a few years.Many of our favorite hot peppers have come from seeds traded among friends.
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Make Your Own Scented Sugar
Scented sugar is a simple way to dress up any occasion, and jars with the flavoring agents still in them make quite attractive gifts. But it is such a simple process to scent sucrose, why not add a personal touch-while saving some cash and make your own?
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Saffron Crocus
Other foods enhanced by saffron include:Kaempferol, a flavonoid found in saffron petals and the carotenoid crocin - a water-soluble antioxidant pigment - give saffron its vibrant yellow color.
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The Clove Tree
I knew that some of the donuts might be sprinkled with cinnamon, too, and of course there was always ginger in Ninna's gingerbread. So important were the spices that fierce trade wars began between the Portuguese and Dutch during the 17th century.
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Warm your Winter Holidays with the Spicy Scent of Cinnamon
I'd love my house to smell of cinnamon all winter long!In addition to using it in all sorts of recipes, I've burned cinnamon candles, put cinnamon sticks in humidity water pots on the radiator, added a few chips of cinnamon to my coffee pot filter, and...
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Molasses, treacle and other sweet sticky stuff
It shouldn't need preservatives or adulterations.carries Molasses in bulk (by the barrel or ton), if you should happen to need more than you can get at your local groccery store.Refining sugar has three stages at which brown, sticky syrup is poured off.
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Let us go to the market!
And if you feel like the orange juice embellished with banana and pineapple is not sweet enough you can upgrade to sugarcane juice which will very certainly satisfy your sweet tooth! As you know, sugarcane is the main crop here and we are now in the middle...
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Nutmeg: Exotic, Intoxicating Myrstica
The same is true for Greece and Cyprus. The Chinese use it to warm the stomach and to regulate energy. This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices. The photo in which the red veins are visible indicates mace, the second...
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Cardamom ~ add some spice to your holidays!
It should also be misted or kept on a tray of moist pebbles. Serve with the foam on the top. You need to be sure that your two surfaces match. I took a virtual trip tofor more information.
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Herb-Infused Honey
Other additions that work well are ginger, garlic and citrus zest.To add multiple flavor notes to the honey, you can use any combination of herbs. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
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Turmeric
Presenting their findings at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco in June 2008, researchers stated that evidence shows less susceptibility to type 2 diabetes as a result of turmeric treatment.As if that isn't enough information for...
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Spicing Up Your Houseplant Collection
Because it prefers partial shade, this orchid has done quite well for me under a fluorescent grow light, though I generally have to loop itSo the vines require a support to which they can attach their aerial rootlets, whether an actual tree, a broad and...
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Spicebush and Chewing Twigs
There is very little scientific data available to validate any claims that the spicebush has any true value medicinally, but it does serve cooks well as a spice. So we had a long conversation on the merits of flavors while we hung upside down by our knees.
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Aunt Bett\'s Gingerbread: Wild Ginger
Somehow, Aunt Bett was of the belief that it was not a good medicine, so she rarely used it as one of her curative plants. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!"Here is Granny Ninna's world famous gingerbread recipe:(Can use dark brown sugar in...
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Warm Up Your Recipes With Espelette Peppers
She added Espelette pepper powder to deepen the flavor and warm it up. Chili is the preferred spelling in the USDA nutrient database. You can also find Espelette pepper powder in gourmet food stores and online.
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Rosemary Spiced Nuts
Yield: about 2 cups Ingredients 2 T. While I like the combination of ingredients used in this recipe, there's room for creativity. Let cool briefly, and mix in the rosemary leaves.
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Recipe: Spiced Tomato Jam
An experimental batch of peach-cantalope marmalade turned out very nicely. Remove the pot from the heat, skim off any foam with a metal spoon, ladle the jam into hot jars and seal.
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