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history of marjoram

The History of Marjoram

In 2014, much of our blog has been focused on the history of different herbs, spices and blends. We have shared lots of interesting facts and myths. This week we will be discussing the history of marjoram. Common Name: Marjoram Latin/Scientific Name: Origanum majorana Other Names: Wild Marjoram, Oregano, Sweet Marjoram, Garden Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram, […]

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interesting facts about salt

Interesting Facts About Salt

Salt is a great seasoning ingredient.  It enhances the flavor of meals and makes your food taste better.  Our body requires that we take in salt every day. In fact, we could not live without it! Here are some fun and interesting facts about salt Only 6% of the salt that we use in the […]

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adding spices to beer

Adding Spices to Beer

I recently had some beer from our local craft brewery, Lone Tree Brewing Company.  The beer was Gingerbread Old Ale. I expected to drink half a glass because, having had other spiced beers in the past, they usually contain too much unusual flavor for me to drink all that much. After the first sip I […]

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what is chervil?

What is Chervil?

What is Chervil anyway? Chervil is often referred to as “The Gourmet’s Parsley” or “French Parsley.” This herb is extremely popular in French cuisine and is a member of the parsley family.  It looks very similar to parsley, except the leaves are smaller, and paler in color. Some believe chervil has the flavor of anise […]

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