• Using Honey for Healthily Cooking

    Honey contains natural antioxidants, so it has a positive benefit in boosting the body’s immune system. Eating honey is also helpful in maintaining a healthy heart. Honey is very versatile, and it is easy to digest. Incorporating sweet and healthful honey into a well balanced diet is not difficult to do. Depending on the country »more

  • Properties of Cumin and how to use in it Cooking

    Cumin is a ubiquitous spice in many parts of the world, popularly used for centuries in the cuisine of countries like India, Turkey, and Greece, and in regions like the Middle East and South America. The cumin plant, which is slender, delicate-looking and long-leaved, resembling something like a shorter dill plant with white or rose-colored »more

  • Review of Parallel 49s Salty Scot Ale

    So here’s today’s question. When purchasing craft brewed beer, is it reasonable to expect those brewers to make their beer according to style? Ask this question at the next meeting of your local home brew club and you’ll ignite an amazing debate. The reason it becomes a question is because craft brewers just love to »more

  • Uses for Basil

    Basil is an aromatic annual that reaches about two feet tall, looks like its relatives, the mint family, only with more branches and which blossoms white or purple in summer. It will grow easily from seed in well drained and composted soil and should be planted after the frosts have been. Basil’s big advantage especially »more

  • What is Kesari

    Kesari is derived from “Kesar” which is the Hindi word for saffron. This reddish colored stigma of the flower, Crocus Sativa, is considered to be the world’s most expensive spice. What exactly makes kesar steeper in cost compared to it’s counterparts in the spice rack? Hand reaped during the autumn season, the stigma is ponderously »more

  • Saffron its many uses and how to Test for Authenticity

    It really is “The most expensive spice in the world”. Saffron used for culinary purposes is the stigma or style (the female parts) of the Saffron Crocus flower Crocus sativus L. These are the central yellow threads in the flower, and each flower produces only 3 stigmas, which have to be handpicked. It takes 150,000 »more

  • Spice Racks and Vegetable Trolleys

    I love spices and don’t have to think about the type of spice rack I would have or purchase, because the type I like and have is a medley of sized containers to suit the spice and what’s used of more in the kitchen. Here I mention for the adventurous cook, followed by those who »more

  • The History of Chutney

    Plum Chutney – Now’s The Time ! Thick volumes have been written on the impact of history on eating habits – as on the impact of some plants, i.e. coffee, tea, potatoes, pepper, cotton, on world history. I’m going to confine myself to chutney which I got to know in GB. A text on the »more

  • What is Ketchup Made for

    What is ketchup made for? Well, if you were to ask my brother, he’d tell you ketchup is one of the four major food groups. For the most part, ketchup’s claim to fame is as a condiment. In fact, it is one of the most popular condiments. Lots of people wouldn’t dare eat their french »more

  • Cooking Spices Cooking Herbs using Herbs in Cooking Tips how to Cook with Herbs

    Since ancient times, people have known the power of spices and herbs. They were used to both make food tastier and to produce health benefits. Herbs and spices are almighty – they have the power to change the taste of every single meal. Cooking with herbs and spices is easy and fun, as long as »more