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Saffron, The World’s Most Expensive Spice

Photo of saffron crocus

What is Saffron? Saffron is a spice made from the dried stigmas of a crocus flower. It has a distinctive earthy smell and flavour. As an additive it is used to give foods a deep rich golden-yellow colour. It has an E

Posted in Colour, Food Additives, Ingredients, Spices

Scoville Scale

Picture of a green pepper

“Think of the cooking of the Southwest: Arizona, anything on the border of Mexico, the rich chili culture, the unbelievable stews” -Mario Batali The Scoville Scale When you’re cooking, you need to know the preferences of those that you are

Posted in Fun, Ingredients, Spices

Sage Advice

Picture of Potted Sage

How can a man grow old who has sage in his garden? – Ancient Proverb. Description: Salvia Officinalis Sage is an aromatic perennial herb.  The flavour is slightly sweet and peppery.  It is native to the Mediterranean region, but now

Posted in Cooking, Ingredients, Spices

Herbs and Spices Chart

Herb and Spices chart

Posted in Cooking, Ingredients, Spices

A Post that’s Worth its Salt

We eat too much salt

Posted in Ingredients, Nutrition, Spices

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