Parsley vs Basil

Basil Vs. Parsley – How Do They Compare?

Basil and parsley are two herbs that are well known for adding color and flavor to European-style dishes. While similar in a few ways, they have some very different qualities and applications. Familiarize yourself with basil and parsley and how they compare. How does basil differ from parsley? When most …

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Fresh Oregano Vs Dried

Fresh Oregano Vs. Dried: How Do They Compare?

Oregano is a popular herb that is used to season a wide variety of dishes. As such, it has become a staple herb in even the most basic of spice collections. When working with this herb, you may have found yourself wondering if your cooking might benefit from the use …

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Marjoram Substitute

What’s A Good Marjoram Substitute?

Marjoram is popular addition to many European dishes, including sauces for fish and even salads. It is used in many German sausages and in Italian tomato-based sauces. Likewise, it is important to keep some on hand at all times if you are a fan of French cooking. Marjoram is versatile …

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Cardamom: History, Flavor, Benefits, Uses

What is cardamom? Aromatic cardamom is a spice made from the combined ground seeds of several plants that are native to India. In countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Indonesia, cardamom grows wild throughout the countryside. Today, Guatemala is the world’s largest producer, followed by India and Sri Lanka.  …

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Fresh Sage Vs. Dried Sage

Fresh Sage Vs. Dried Sage: How Do They Compare?

Sage is one of the popular herbs in North American and European cuisines and is commonly used fresh or dried. Which you choose depends on what you are cooking and your priorities. To make the decision, you will have to consider factors such as: will your dish take a long …

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Cooking with Aloe Vera

Cooking With Aloe Vera: The Dos And Don’ts

Aloe vera has been used for centuries both as a medicine and as a food. These days, it is associated with topical treatments for burns and other skin ailments but is gradually gaining recognition for its value as a nutritious food. It can be tricky to prepare, so follow the …

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Pumpkin pie spice substitute

What’s A Good Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute?

Pumpkin pie spice is a spice mix that brings the fall season to mind for many people. Fall is the time of year that pumpkin-flavored desserts and beverages usually make their appearance in the US. If you are a baker and are fond of making fall and end-of-year treats, pumpkin …

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Do Spices Go Bad

Do Spices Go Bad?

Herbs and spices are the essential ingredients that add flavor, life, and personality to every dish you cook. In order to make the most of your spices, they must be fresh. When you have a fully stocked spice rack and a variety of spices that you use only in small …

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