Flavouring the Cooking Pot with Herbs and Spices

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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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3 Guiding Principles when Cooking With Herbs and Spices

When cooking with herbs and spices, as with all else in life, there are principles you can follow that will guarantee your success. The three you’ll discover below are the most important ones and when ignored they have ruined many a dish. Principle #1: Herbs and Spices Must Compliment Your Dish Your primary aim when […]


Why Use Unsalted Butter?

Most chefs agree that there is a big taste difference between salted and unsalted butter. The salt acts as a preservative. Which explains why unsalted butter is not that readily available and why it is normally more expensive than salted butter – it is fresher and has a shorter shelf life. The amount of salt […]

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‘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


5 Popular Seasoning Salt Recipes

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How To Make Your Own Herb and Spice Blends

Making your own herb and spice blends is the ultimate in culinary adventure. With a mere … [Read More...]

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...]