Winter Spices

Winter Spice Rack: Must-Have Spices for Cold Days

Winter spices play a crucial role in adding warmth and depth to our favorite dishes during the cold months. The aroma and flavor of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cardamom, ginger, and black pepper can transform ordinary recipes into comforting winter delights. Discover the magic of these must-have spices …

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What’s A Good Epazote Substitute?

Epazote is a Mexican herb with a long history of use by both Aztecs and Mayans. In both food cultures, it was primarily a medicinal herb. Today, you may see it as one of the ingredients in some Mexican recipes; in particular, recipes from Yucatan. It is rarely used outside …

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coconut sugar vs cane sugar

Coconut Sugar Vs. Cane Sugar – How Do They Compare?

In recent years, coconut sugar has been promoted as a healthier sweetening option when compared to cane sugar. Is this true? Will both of these sugars work equally well in most or all applications? Let’s compare the two to help you make the best decisions for your cooking. How does …

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nigella seeds substitute

What’s A Good Nigella Seeds Substitute?

Nigella seeds show up in many Indian recipes, especially those from the northern Indian states of Punjab and Bengal. The spice is available from online merchants and Indian grocery stores, but if neither of these is an option or if you don’t like the taste of nigella seeds, consider an …

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black pepper substitute

What’s A Good Black Pepper Substitute?

At one point in history, black pepper was held in such high esteem it was more expensive than gold. The price was mostly to do with its rarity, as the places where it was grown were difficult to get to from Europe. In fact, the search for what is sometimes …

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Sorrel Vs. Hibiscus – How Do They Compare?

Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) are unrelated plants that have a few things in common but a lot of differences. Here’s where things can get confusing: hibiscus is called sorrel in some parts of the world. If you are attempting to use one or the other, it is …

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sorrel substitute

What’s A Good Sorrel Substitute?

Sorrel is a popular herb in Europe and can be found in certain parts of North America. Its tart flavor makes it a good complement for fatty fish like salmon and for eggs. Sorrel can even be used in soup; sorrel soup was a popular dish during the colonial era. …

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Cooking with Summer Savory

Cooking With Summer Savory: The Dos And Don’ts

Summer savory is a versatile herb with a flavor profile that is indicated by its name — it is known for making dishes more savory. If you have experience with other strong herbs like oregano and thyme, you can think of summer savory as falling into the same category. Here …

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