Spice of Month: Peppercorns

MySpicesage.com and I are teaming up again to bring you a collection of delicious peppercorns. Enter now to win a collection of different types of peppercorns. Peppercorns come in many colors. I had recently done a story on white peppercorns in which Cecilia Hae-Jin...

Cardamom

This month, it is such a pleasure to feature cardamom as the spice of the month. I am, of course, a huge fan of the spice. If you want to know about my love affair with the spice, that in turn inspired a love affair that is still going strong, read my story on...

Paprika delights

I have to confess initial ignorance of paprika. I am one of those sad souls who’d used it only as a garnish for deviled eggs, thinking it added color and only a little bit of flavor. Then I learned about the spice’s strengths from two connoisseurs. Carolyn Banfalvi,...

Vanilla, come and get it!

Born of an orchid — oh, vanilla, how many ways are there to love you? In shampoo, toothpaste, air freshener … and, yes, in food. I think it is safe to say that we all love vanilla, for its heady aroma and its comforting taste. Vanilla has fans far and...

iSPICE – Jaggery, Washington Post online

(photo by Sala Kannan) The focus of iSPICE this week is jaggery. Never heard of it? Well, you should read this then! It is a naturally processed sugar with 50 times the minerals found in natural sugars. Check out the article online with the recipe of a...
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