Mace is a less common spice derived from nutmeg

What is Mace – A Less Common Spice Derived from Nutmeg

By now, you and I are very familiar with the common herbs and spices in our kitchen and what we can do with them. How about those less common? For this instance, Mace. You may know mace as the “mace spice” but I knew it by a different name – nutmeg “flower”. This was the name I’ve been told since young. I may have misunderstood or simply didn’t bother to find out. Well, I was just a kid then. Now, I found out that it actually comes from the nutmeg fruit itself. Let’s find out what is mace for and how can you use it for cooking? Does it have nutritional value benefiting your health? You must read on…

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Allspice is a single spice and Mixed spice IS the blend of several spices

Allspice Same as Mixed Spice – NO, they are NOT

Do not mistake allspice as the mixed spice because these two are totally different. I nearly made that mistake when following a recipe. It asked for mixed spice. At first thought, I wanted to grab the allspice but my doubtful and curious mind stopped me. I will share with you here, what they are and how to use them. You need to be careful of that first thought – Allspice Same as Mixed Spice. This could lead to an unpleasant taste. You don’t want this. Are you curious to know what I intend to cook or bake? Now, read on to find out…

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What is the Difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil

Lately, I have seen many articles and blog posts about CBD Oil. No doubt, the health benefits that were mentioned are all very consistent. But what I want to share here is understanding of the words, terms or the scientific terms used. When words like hemp oil, cannabis oil and marijuana came up in the articles, among others, it got more complicated and I am confused. Are you? Worry not. I will explain in simple terms - What is CBD Oil? And also, what is the difference between CBD Oil and Hemp Oil? Knowing this, you will benefit by choosing the BEST CBD Oil and rest assured, you pay for what’s worth.

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Planting herbs in the strawberry pot is the solution to grow a variety of herbs in small spaces

A Brilliant Way to Grow Herbs in Small Spaces

If you love to cook, surely you would love to have fresh herbs in hand at all times. Living in an apartment with a tight balcony may prevent you from growing your favourite herbs. The same problem arises if you live in a house with a small yard. I am certain you have plenty of other greens to grow, fighting for valuable space. Have you seen a strawberry pot? Planting herbs in the strawberry pot is your solution. It is a brilliant way to grow herbs in small spaces.

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Bay leaves add a distinctive flavor and fragrance to any dish

What is the Purpose of Bay Leaf in Cooking

When you cook following a recipe, what would you do if it calls for a particular herb or spice which you do not have? I will omit it. Especially so when the recipe calls for a teeny-weeny amount. In my case, it was ONE piece of bay leaf. This was many years ago. Now, my advice to you is NOT to omit this superb piece of leaf. Even though it is just one piece. You must be wanting to know – what is the purpose of bay leaf and how does 1 bay leaf in a recipe affect the outcome of a dish? Follow me and I will tell you…

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Start with reducing toxic load and increasing nutrient rich food

What is the Best Way to Detox Your Body

I have heard of body detox long ago but didn’t give it much thought then. As my age progresses, I feel that there is a need. Having said so, it does not mean that you don’t need to detox your body when you are young. I will tell you why you need it and the benefits as you read on. Of course, you will want to know – What is the best way to detox your body. Surely, the natural way is the best and what’s more interesting is that you can use ingredients in your spice cabinet or herb garden.

I can see there are a few questions popping up. Continue reading to find out more.

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Dogs can eat fresh herbs and spices but not all

Can Dogs Eat Herbs

My curiosity got the better of me and I found out something interesting. Here am I sharing with you how else to use your herbs – share with your dog! You will surely ask, ‘Really! Can dogs eat herbs?’. Why not? In fact, spices too.

Herbs and spices add delectable flavours to our home cooked meals and give us the nutritional boost. Should you have more than enough to use, why not share them with our four-legged friend. A dog needs nutrition too. Find out how to spice up its meal with herbs and spices, keeping it healthy and flavourful too. On the other hand, there are herbs and spices that can hurt your dog. Read on to discover which.

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Cardamom can be used in cooking, baking and in beverages too

How is Cardamom Used

The reason I bought cardamom was to cook one of my favourite dishes. And it was my bad for buying another pack before checking thoroughly. More so for storing it in the wrong kitchen drawer, not my usual spice corner. So now, what to do with the cardamom? Have you any cardamom stored somewhere? Better take a second look before it expires! If you do have them, you will want to know – how is cardamom used? Here, I will share with you the various ways to use them and its health benefits. Once you know them, you will have no problem utilizing your cardamoms and may end up buying more. Here goes…

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