Everyday Exotic Spices

"Grocery and gourmet : Exotic herbs and spices for everyday cooking."

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Everyday Exotic Spices spotlights an herb or spice  and provides site visitors an opportunity to share their favorite recipes using that ingredient, add links, post comments, etc.

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EES also shines the spotlight on other quality food products to enhance your dining experience, suggests cookbooks, recommends kitchen tools and appliances to make meal preparation and entertaining guests much easier, and collects and shares tidbits of information, trivia, etc. from foodies all around the web.


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SPICE Spotlight: Turmeric

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM

The exact origin of turmeric is unknown, but it has been used in India for over 2000 years.

Read more:  History of Turmeric


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SPICE Spotlight: Sage

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Commonly used in European and American cuisine, this Albanian herb is great for flavoring meats and stuffing.


Favorite dishes using Sage: Turkey Stuffing, Herb-Roasted Potatoes, Giblet Gravy, Sage-Butter Sauce, Pumpkin Soup, Braised Pork Chops, Meatloaf, Stuffed Mushrooms.

 

Sage should keep its peak flavor for about one year.

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SPICE Spotlight: Italian Herb Blend

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM

A balanced and flavorful salt-free mix of herbs that are essential to great Italian cuisine. Goes well with tomato sauces, chicken, fish, salad dressings, and potatoes. Also, makes a particularly excellent addition to olive oil for a tasty bread dip.


Ingredients - Thyme, oregano, basil, marjoram, sage, parsley.


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SPICE Spotlight: Chives

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 2:05 PM

6 Spices Needed for Cooking Authentic Indian Food

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:45 PM

According to One Green Planet, turmeric is a must-have spice for your kitchen cabinet if you're going to cook Indian food and indulge in the flavors of India. However, there are five (5) more spices which you must also keep handy. They are: saffron, ginger, cumin, coriander,

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SPICE SPOTLIGHT: Cardamom

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Cardamom was used by ancient Greeks, then the Romans, throughout the Middle Ages and up to the present time.  The spice is mentioned in historical texts of India.  There was no shortage of information on the history of this spice.


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SPICE SPOTLIGHT: Coriander

Posted on March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Fun food fact: The coriander plant is actually named from the ancient Greek Koris, a bug!


The unattractive name can be attributed to the disagreeable odor of the foliage and other green parts. The scientific name actually translates into "cultivated buggy-smelling plant."


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