Chipotle Powder

Chipotle Powder: The Signature Spice of Mexican Cuisine

Chipotle peppers are not an individual species of pepper, but rather jalapeƱo peppers that have been smoked whole over a wood fire for several days. This process removes all of the moisture from the pepper while lending a unique, smoky flavor. For the home kitchen, chipotle powder makes a great …

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Too Much Pepper

Too Much Pepper? These Simple Tricks Can Save Your Dish

Every cook has had the misfortune of adding too much black pepper to a dish at one time or another.

After all the time and effort spent in the kitchen working hard to make that perfect dish, all of your efforts feel as though they’ve gone right down the drain in an instant.

Whether you’ve added just a dash too much pepper or you’ve miscalculated the amount significantly, the degree of disappointment and frustration is the same. But before you throw out that dish you’ve worked so hard to create, take a few deep breaths and relax.

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Mojo Seasoning

Mojo Seasoning: A Charm Of A Spice

Mojo originated in the Canary Islands and is actual a spice blend created by combining several different spices to create a unique flavor. Over time, Canary Island mojo has been adopted by many other cultures, each varying the mixture of spices it contains their own regional flavor influences. Mojo Seasoning …

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Do Spices Go Bad

Spice Rack Fact vs. Fiction: 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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Lemongrass

Lemongrass: The World’s Most Flavorful & Beneficial Grass

Lemongrass is a variety of tropical island plant in the grass family. It is closely related to citronella, a well-known component of insect-repelling candles and oils. Native to Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Burma, lemongrass has become so popular worldwide that it is now cultivated in a wide variety of …

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Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper: Spice Rack Sizzle

Origin of Cayenne Pepper Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) is a specific type of chili pepper popular for both its spiciness and its multitude of health benefits. This pepper originated in French Guiana off the northeast coast of South America. A member of the nightshade family and cousin to bell peppers, …

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Sage

Sage: The Essential Old World Herb

There are more than 900 species of sage, only a handful of which are used in cooking. This member of the mint family is native to the Mediterranean. More than half of the world’s sage supply today is harvested from Croatia, Albania, and Montenegro. It’s also cultivated in Bosnia, Serbia, …

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Rosemary

Rosemary: The Herb Of Remembrance

Origin of Rosemary Rosemary is a perennial herb and a member of the mint family. It is incredibly fragrant, with needle-like leaves (much like an evergreen) and flowers that may be white, pink, blue, or purple. This herb is native to the Mediterranean. Today, however, it is primarily grown commercially …

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