In Indian cuisine, one particular must-have spice blend is garam masala. I love Indian food, especially biryani. After several attempts cooking this, I ended up with more garam masala than needed. My bad for buying a new packet when another was at the deep end of the drawer. What can you do with this leftover spice blend? And, wouldn’t it be great if you know exactly what is in garam masala? Then, you could make your own blend.
Having a home chef as a friend, you will go visit on an empty stomach. For sure, a scrumptious meal awaits. What gift should you bring along? A home chef already has all the basic equipment, tools and utensils for cooking but they love to experiment with ingredients. Looking for new flavours, taste and creating new recipes. Therefore, I suggest you give the gift of flavour. No matter you are invited to his/her home or celebrating a special occasion, a flavourful gift will be much appreciated. Surely, you are eager to find out what they are? Let’s go.
Christmas is coming! It is often said to be the most wonderful time of the year. And the busiest! Would you agree? House cleaning, decorating, baking and menu planning if you are hosting dinners or luncheons. Of course, there are gifts buying to do too.
Are you having a hard time figuring out ideas for gifting this festive season? There are family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours to think of. If you are hosting a dinner or luncheon, it will be delightful to include a hostess gift. I understand it will be difficult for the wallet trying to buy everyone a gift. In this case, does making your own gifts sounds good to you? Yes! What can you make for Christmas gifts?
Store-bought seasoned salt basically contains table salt, spices, herbs, other flavourings and sometimes monosodium glutamate (MSG). You do not want MSG and trying hard to reduce your salt intake but want flavourful meals. Why not make your own seasoned salt?
If you are growing your own rosemary plant, I am sure you have more than enough for cooking or making home remedies. How to make use of your rosemary herb? Have you thought of sharing with your four-legged friend? Really?! Can dogs eat rosemary herb? Generally, can dogs eat herbs?
There is a refreshing way to bring your plants in and display indoors when season changes or where space is limited. Surely you will agree with me, hanging plants are beautiful and eye-catching. Does hanging indoor herb plants sound interesting to you? Well, there is a wide array of decorative indoor hanging planters to choose from and you could use them to grow your herbs indoors besides other indoor plants. I know you are eager to see these attractive planters. Let's get started and pick your favourite from the selection below.
You may have probably ask yourself umpteen times, what to do with fresh herbs. If you are growing your own with abundant supply, surely you want to use them quickly while fresh. Cooking and juicing with herbs are ways using them daily. Besides that, making your own herb-infused oil and herb butter can help you preserve the fresh herbs. Now, let’s add another – make your own herb salt. Not only will you NOT waste your fresh herbs, but it is also actually healthier and flavourful. You get a salty herbaceous flavour and taste rather than saltiness alone. This way, you will use less salt. Is this not interesting? Read on, I’ll tell you more.
Bay leaves are commonly used in cooking and remedies for hair and skincare. If you have been following my herbs and spices quest, I am sure you have read them. Recently, as I was browsing Pinterest, came across the burning of bay leaf. Does this intrigue you? Join me to discover the benefits of burning bay leaf. You may find it fantastical while some may be true.
While writing the article “Best Herbs with Beef”, I came across grass-fed and finished beef. Grass-fed beef is pretty straight forward but what exactly does grass-finished beef mean? It was mentioned grass-fed beef does not necessarily mean it is grass finished. I am confused and you may, too. With other similar terms, grain-fed and feedlot beef, there is much to learn. Join me in finding out what grass fed finished beef is and its benefits. What you are about to find out may change your buying and eating habits.