how to store mint

How To Store Mint For The Freshest Flavor

Mint is one of those herbs that can make a big difference in a dish; however, it may not be available all year round. In addition, it can have a relatively short shelf so you may find yourself throwing out much of the mint that you buy if you do not store it correctly. To ensure that your fresh mint remains usable so that you have some on hand at all times, consider the following storage methods.

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how to store parsley

How to Store Parsley For The Freshest Flavor

Parsley may not be as delicate as herbs like cilantro or basil, but it is still considered one of the tender herbs. Its shelf life can be very short if it is not stored properly; however, the right storage methods can help you to keep your parsley usable for weeks or even months.

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Is Cinnamon Good For Your Skin

Is Cinnamon Good for Your Skin?

Much of the world’s cinnamon comes from southern Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and India, and people in those regions have been using cinnamon medicinally for centuries. Skin problems are among the conditions that this spice is used to treat. Cinnamon is versatile and can be used on skin in …

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Curry Powder

Curry Powder: Both Sweet And Savory

The history of curry powder The word curry is thought to originate from kari, the Tamil word for a thin sauce containing spices served in southern India. It was one of that region’s many gravy-like accompaniments for meat and vegetables. The Portuguese are credited with bringing the term back to …

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Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves: A Simple Spice For Complex Flavor

Almost anyone who has made a basic soup or stew has used bay leaves to flavor the dish. Bay leaves have been such a staple ingredient in soups and stews that most of us use them as we always have without giving them a second thought. With a multitude of …

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Allspice: The Flavor of the Caribbean

It’s a common misconception that allspice is a spice blend consisting of many spices. In reality, allspice is a single spice made from the unripe berries of evergreen trees indigenous to the lush rainforests of Central and South America. This spice derived its name from the English in the 1600s, …

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Tarragon: An Herb Favorite of French Cuisine

Tarragon is a small, shrubby herb that is native to western Asia and southern Russia. Today, it grows wild across a great deal of North America and Eurasia with France leading the world in cultivation. Tarragon Flavor Profile This herb is very aromatic and has a flavor that is slightly …

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