5 Reasons To Make Your Own Spice Mixes

Ever thought about making your own spice mixes? Thought that this was a little too daunting of a task? Think again. Creating herb and spice mixes is easy, inexpensive and efficient, as well as a fun activity you can do together with your kids. But besides that it is a creative activity, that goes beyond …

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Lemongrass – An A to Z Challenge Blog Post

L Is For Lemon Grass Another plant that is often used in Thai and Indonesian cooking, lemon grass has a delicate lemony flavor. The inner core is tender and can be chopped similar to scallions. The outer part can be used for flavoring in teas and soups. Matches well with: pork, shellfish, chicken and in …

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Bay Leaf – An A to Z Challenge Blog Post

B – Bay Leaf There are two different types of bay leaves, the more narrow-leaved California, and the broader, more oval shaped Turkish version of the plant, the latter being the stronger one in flavor. Matches well with: beans, lentils tomatoes, soups, risotto and shellfish Healing properties: Infusions of this herb ┬ácan soothe the stomach, …

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