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The many Flavors of Honey

April 11, 2016 | By

Single varietal honeys are creating quite a buzz in the gourmet food scene these days, but this trend is nothing new to beekeepers. Honey is a natural product that has always been highly dependent on the local environment in which the bees gather their nectar. Much like wine regions and coffee regions, different honey regions […]

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Garlic Garlic Salt vs Garlic Powder Garlic Salt Garlic Powder

April 11, 2016 | By

According to All4naturalhealth.com, The history of garlic is a very long and illustrious one. The word, “Garlic” is derived from the old English term “garleac”, which means “spear leek”. Garlic has been used for over 60 centuries, especially in Asia, as a medicinal and culinary ingredient. It even has been renowned for its aphrodisiac properties. […]

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What is Cardamom

April 10, 2016 | By

Cardamom is a highly aromatic seed capsule found in a tropical Asian plant called Elettaria Cardamomum. A member of the ginger family these seeds have long been used as a spice as well as for medicinal purposes. Cardamom has a slightly sweet and savory taste to it and can be used in both sweet and […]

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All about Zahtar Spice

April 9, 2016 | By

Pronounced as Zah-tahr and often written as Za’atar this blend dates back as far as the 13th century and originated in the Middle East. In essence it is a mixture of dried herbs, sesame seeds, sumac and salt. Zahtar is in fact the Arabic word for thyme, and therefore it stands to reason that this […]

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Battle of the Spreads Butter vs Margarine

April 9, 2016 | By

Battle of the Spreads?The “battle” was won years ago and there is no debate any longer.Butta is betta. Margarine and things like Crisco are partially hydrogenated foods. The process of partially hydrogenating changes food on a molecular level, this confuses the body and in its confusion it creates triple fatty acids. These acids become cellulite. […]

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Alternatives to Sugar

April 8, 2016 | By

Alas the answer is a resounding negative. Sugar it’s self is a complicated ingrediant to ever replace. The consumer market has been saturated recently with many sugar alternatives which sadly leave a sour ,or bittered flavor in ones mouth. Many sugar alternatives are also poor to cook with because of the way they react chemically […]

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Herbs and Spices

April 7, 2016 | By

Everyone loves to eat delicious meals. Good cooking requires extra ingredients such as herbs and spices. It is a fantastic idea to always have some herbs and spices available in your pantry to add extra flavor to home cooking. While most kitchens have salt and pepper sitting right on the table or counter ready for quick use, […]

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How to Make Curry Powder

April 7, 2016 | By

Curry powder is a name given to a wide variety of spice combinations. The word curry is actually a Western word as opposed to an Asian one and is used to refer to many different dishes from India, its subcontinent and the surrounding area. This means that defining how to make a homemade curry powder […]

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Herbs and Spices to keep around

April 6, 2016 | By

When stocking up the pantry, a good eye needs to always keep track of what you have as far as herbs and spices to accent your meals’ flavors. As any good cook should know, herbs and spices are one of the best ways in which we can add flavor to a dish without necessarily adding […]

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Mikado Review

April 5, 2016 | By

I picked up a pack of Mikado Chocolate Biscuits after reading countless online reviews of them (good and bad) and stumbling across them on offer in my local supermarket. Mikado is a new biscuit that was launched by Kraft in 2009. There appeared to be much hype around these funny little biscuits when they hit […]

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