• Popular Spices for Mexican Cookery

    Mexican food is colourful and spicy, but not usually blow-your-head-off hot. Like all international cuisines, Mexican cookery relies on a variety of spices to impart its characteristic flavours. These are just some of the spices used in Mexican cuisine. Chilli powder This blend of dried chillies, oregano and cumin is used to flavour many Mexican »more

  • How to Make your own five Spice

    The unique five-spice powder is a popular seasoning in Asian cookery; it consists of a mixture of five spices (usually star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and ground fennel seeds. This seasoning is used chiefly in Chinese cookery but is also used in other Asian cookery. The precise origins of this popular five-spice powder are not known »more

  • Popular Herbs and Spices for Cooking

    Spices and herbs help the flavour of food come alive and with thousands of recipes available to all of us it is helpful to know which spices and herbs belong to various cultures. It is interesting,and delicious,to cook food from cultures other than our own. Below are some of the most popular spices and herbs. »more

  • Creative Toppings for Hot Dogs

    I love foods that are fast and easy to make. Being a working mom, I am always on the go. One of the foods that I find to be easy to make are hot dogs. Who doesn’t love a hot dog every once in a while? Hot dogs are also inexpensive and hot dogs are »more

  • Lemon Balm Herb for Health and Spice

    Lemon balm  makes plain foods tastier, as well as providing health benefits. People can grow it in their homes. In doing so, the herb provides a pleasant and natural deodorizer for rooms. Though not very big in size, lemon balm has many uses.   Seasoning  Cooks use the herb as a garnish or to give bland foods »more

  • Which French Sauces go best with Fish

    The sauces used in French cuisine are as diverse as the ingredients they are served with. French cuisine may seem complicated to the uninitiated but in essence the emphasis is on good, seasonal produce so you should always let that guide your choices to some extent. However, there are a number of classic sauces that »more

  • How to Make Gremolata

    Gremolata is a refreshing and tasty condiment that traditionally tops a Milanese Osso Bucco, but is excellent served over fish, chicken and lamb. It gives a special touch to steamed or grilled vegetables, casseroles and roasted potatoes. Once you discover the many uses for this citrusy, healthy topping, it’ll become a standby instead of heavy, »more

  • Cooking with Wine and Making a Red Wine Reduction Sauce for Roast

    If you’ve watched cooking shows and competitions, you’ve probably seen a lot of chefs cooking with wine and wondered why it is they do that. Wine, and any alcohol for that matter, is added to cooking in order to accomplish several things in the cooking process. Like most alcohols, the use of wine helps to »more

  • Lemon Balm Herb and its many uses

    Lemon balm is a valued herb widely known to possess many calming properties. Extracted oils are taken from the leaves of the plant and used in a host of natural remedy products. The pungent and distinctive mild lemon aroma is often combined with other herbs, such as chamomile, to help enhance its relaxing properties. Lemon »more

  • Effective Ways to Reduce ones Salt Consumption

    It may seem like you cannot get away from salt; it is in almost everything people eat from pizza to salad dressing. The human body needs a certain amount of salt, but not as much as you might think. People overall are becoming more conscientious about how much salt is in their daily foods. Some »more