S is for Saffron: The world’s most expensive spice, this highly valued culinary addition is so powerful that only a few strands are needed to flavor and color an entire dish. Most imported saffron originates from Spain. The ground variety loses its flavor and is often not real saffron. Matches well with: risotto, soup, tomatoes, …Continue reading "Saffron – An A to Z Challenge Post"
G is for Ginger: Did you know that it takes 9 months for ginger to reach maturity? Not until the flowers appear, the tops have begun to die, is the ginger ready to be harvested. Matches well with: chicken, chocolate, fruit, rice and tomatoes Healing Properties: aids against nausea, colic, menstrual cramps, travel sickness and …Continue reading "Ginger – An A to Z Challenge Blog Post"
#MarWritingChallenge is almost over, and it is time to prepare for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, that is held every year here. There is still time to sign up for the Challenge! In the middle of all of the craziness of getting ready to publish my book, however, I missed yesterday’s Theme reveal, where …Continue reading "Planning The Next Challenge – April's A to Z Challenge Is Coming Soon!"
burning on my tongue playing with fire, so much fun creative pleasure Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 Speaking of fire and spices, I am happy to announce the pending release my newest book, “Mixing Herbs – A Flavorful Guide To Creating Awesome Herb And Spice Mixes”, on April 2nd! It will be available on Amazon! …Continue reading "Playing With Fire – A Haiku"