Monday, 27 February 2012
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
I set out to create some crunchy ginger biscuits yesterday and ended up with spice biscuits. I made another batch today, altering the spices a little to achieve a more ginger taste, but here is the recipe for the ones I made yesterday which were a huge hit with the family.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
I thought cinnamon was just "cinnamon" until I started my research and was fascinated to discover that if you live in the United States, the cinnamon you are most likely to buy is known as cassia which is not the "true" cinnamon.
Thursday, 9 February 2012
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
The picture above shows the oregano I grew from seed two years ago peeping out from the snow which fell a couple of days ago, the first snow of the Winter.
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Turmeric is believed to be one of the world's greatest natural healers and references to the spice can be found in the ancient Hindu scripture, Atharva-Veda. A principle spice in Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric was also considered to be a valued ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine from about 700 A.D.