Flavouring the Cooking Pot with Herbs and Spices

Flavour Building Tips

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A Stew of Words: Is it a Herb or a Spice?

“Spices and herbs for the culinary world are harvested from the entire spectrum of plant species. Most commonly the seeds and leaves of these botanical treasures are used to impart flavour, but bark, roots, nuts, flowers and berries also have much to offer, depending on which plant you have before you. What just about all […]

fresh and dried herbs

Fresh Herbs vs. Dried Herbs

Can I share a secret with you? If you only learn one thing from me learn this: fresh is best. The difference between fresh and dried herbs is as profound as the difference between summer and winter. One is full of sparkle, warmth and life. The other is dull, cold and lifeless. When you cook […]

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 […]

Nuutste Afrikaanse Kookwenke en Resepte

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


5 Popular Seasoning Salt Recipes

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How To Make Your Own Herb and Spice Blends

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pork roast with dried fruit

Pork Fillet Roast with Dried Fruit

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Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

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two cups of herb tea

How to Brew The Perfect Pot of Herbal Tea

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home-made mustard

How To Make Your Own Deli-Style Mustard

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