uses for coriander seed

5 Uses For Coriander Seeds

Coriander is unique in that it is considered to be both an herb and a spice because the plant produces both of these. The leaf of the coriander plant is the herb cilantro, while the seed of the coriander plant is the spice coriander. Coriander seeds are used in both whole and ground form in […]

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history of turmeric

The History of Turmeric

The next spice we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Turmeric. Common Name: Turmeric Scientific Name: Curcuma longa Other Names: Kasturi Manjal, Curcuma, Turmeric Root, Yu Jin, Safran Bourbon, Indian Saffron, Pian Jiang Huang Description Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant which is a […]

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The Spices of Harry Potter

Next in our Spices of Hollywood Series, we explore the spices of Harry Potter. The Harry Potter movies, based on the popular books by author J.K. Rowling, are another great example of the uses of spices and herbs in Hollywood. In many of the Happy Potter movies, we see flavorful spices mentioned and used in […]

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uses for dry mustard

4 Uses for Dry Mustard

Dry mustard powder is made from ground mustard seeds. Dry mustard by itself has no flavor or taste. It must be combined with water to release the essential oil which gives it flavor. Room-temperature tap water works best in this role. Just mix the dry mustard flour with plain water and allow it to sit […]

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What the heck is annatto?

Have you ever noticed the ingredient annatto seeds or ground annatto called for in your recipe and wondered, “What the heck is annatto?” Annatto comes from the seeds of the achiote tree. The achiote is a small tree, shrub-like, that grows in tropical areas of the world. Annatto is technically a spice because it comes […]

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Making The Perfect Prime Rib

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now many of us move our attention to planning the Christmas feast. Prime Rib is a very popular meal that is served this time of year. Here are two secrets to help you make the perfect prime rib. First, purchase a high quality cut of meat You should not […]

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10 Things We Are Thankful For

10 Things We Are Thankful For Longevity. Our generation is going to live longer and healthier than any other one before us. WWW. We have access to the Internet and all of the amazing information, products, and knowledge it brings us. Travel. Gas prices are falling, hooray! Literacy. If you are reading this post you can […]

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What is Poutine you ask? I had this delicious food for the first time in 1996 while honeymooning in Canada. I’d never heard of this or tried anything quite like it before. It is made with French fries that are smothered in a gravy sauce and cheese. Sometimes the gravy sauce includes cheese curds as […]

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