Star anise is a delicious spice with a strong licorice taste. It's a wonderful flavor enhancer for both sweet and savory foods.
Follow my step-by-step procedure on how to make crispy fried garlic bits. These flavorful bits enhance the aroma and the texture of many kind of dishes.
Nutmeg--Once upon a time 1 pound of this rare spice was valued more than 7 oxen, was worthy of employing 10,000 soldiers and a 200-ship armada, and was "justification" for the slaughter of thousands.
If you think cilantro (coriander) tastes bad, then you are part of the 20% of the population that is genetically offended by the herb. These people have a variation of olfactory-receptor genes that allows them to detect aldehydes—a compound found in cilantro that is also a by-product of soap.
Pre-packaged soup, seasoning, salad, and dry-rub mixes are certainly convenient, but they are expensive and loaded with salt. You can make your own for mere pennies. And, they make great gifts too.
This article will give you the information you need for making your own dried parsley at home. Homemade items are always better, healthier and cheaper than the grocery store. With a simple dehydrator, you can do so much for your family and their diet, including drying your own herbs.
This recipe is about making your own homemade corn silk spice. Corn silk is an amazing food item that is generally overlooked and tossed in the trash. It is the long, silky fibers found inside an ear of corn's husk. It is packed with tons of nutrients and used to treat a variety of maladies.
Making your own spice mixes is a quick and easy way to stock your home with your favorite spices without all of the extra ingredients you'll find at the store. I love either growing or buying my own fresh veggies and dehydrating them at home for fresh spices in my cupboard when I need them.
Cloves—The spice of mulled cider, cookies, fruitcake is another flavor of Christmas. Allow me to share with you a bit of history about this spice and some recipes that will last all year long.
Thyme has been a symbol of courage since ancient history, carried into battle by Roman soldiers. It was also used to heal people touched by the Black Plague. Included in this article is a recipe for a tasty side dish of mushrooms sauteed with butter, thyme, and lemon juice.
In this world, there is no other aroma, flavor, or color like saffron, but what sets it apart from all other spices is how it is harvested. Learn the history of this “red gold” and how to use it in your kitchen.
Caraway seeds have a flavorful and interesting taste. They're a great addition to oatmeal, bread, sauerkraut, potato salad, cheese spreads, and other foods.
Peruse this list of 25 common edible flowers to see if any grow in your garden. This includes videos, gorgeous images, nutritional information, and recipe links.
This easy dry rub recipe is great for all your bbq fish and is especially good with salmon and arctic char. Get ready for summer bbq season and perfect grilled fish.
Making your own onion powder at home is a great way to save yourself time, money, and the headache of having to wait to go to the store and buy some more when you run out. It's much healthier, too, as you know exactly what's going into the product you are making, without any chemicals and fillers.
Candy Apple Jelly is a simple apple jelly recipe, which uses only four ingredients. The jelly tastes like baked apples, and makes a wonderful Christmas or Thanksgiving gift!