Flavouring the Cooking Pot with Herbs and Spices

Flavour Building Tips

herbs and spices at the market

Tips for Buying and Storing Herbs and Spices

“When you are selecting herbs and spices for your own pantry, there is no better way to judge character than with your senses of taste and smell. Buying spices and herbs should be a tactile experience, not just pulling a jar from a shelf.” – Tony Hill author of The Spice Lover’s Guide to Herbs […]

a mortar and pestle with fresh herbs

9 Benefits of Cooking with Herbs and Spices

“Good cooking is an art, as well as a form of intense pleasure… A recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.” – Madame Jehane Benoit, chef 1. The first and most obvious reason for cooking with herbs and spices is that they can transform your ordinary […]

herb infused oils and vinegars

Tips for Making Your Own Herbal Oils and Vinegars

Herb infused oils and vinegars are a wonderful way of using the bounty from your food garden to create very personal and individual gifts. From simple flavours to elaborate blends, these light (on calories), easy-to use products are revolutionizing menus. They are not for cooking but for flavouring: bread-dipping for a first course, mixing with […]

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kruie en knoffel

‘n Babelse Verwarring: Is dit Kruie, Speserye of Geurmiddels?

Baie mense onderskei tussen kruie, speserye en geurmiddels. Kruie Kruie is die aromatiese blare en blomme van plante wat vars of gedroog gebruik word om disse mee op te kikker. Goeie voorbeelde is basiliekruid, tiemie en roosmaryn. Die raklewe van die meeste gedroogde kruie is heelwat korter as die van speserye. Die meeste kruie word […]

Recent Herb and Spice Recipes

pork roast with dried fruit

Pork Fillet Roast with Dried Fruit

This recipe by Lynn Roblin is a great way to bring out the best flavour in pork. The … [Read More...]

bowl of spicy chicken noodle soup

Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

In the 12th century the great physician and philosopher Maimonides prescribed herbal baths … [Read More...]

two cups of herb tea

How to Brew The Perfect Pot of Herbal Tea

Tea... a magic word that conjures up fantastic tales of romance and poetry; of clipper … [Read More...]

home-made mustard

How To Make Your Own Deli-Style Mustard

Making your own mustard mixes can be fun and interesting! The combinations are endless, … [Read More...]

smoked chilli chutney with crostini and brie

Smoked Chilli Chutney Recipe

Technically this is not a chutney. It's more like a traditional Cape Malay blatjang which … [Read More...]

chilli hamburger and hotdog sauce

Habanero Hamburger and Hotdog Sauce

This hot chilli sauce is a firm family favourite and it never fails to get compliments. … [Read More...]