Back to Basics: Herbs, Spices, and Seasonings

Anyone who has ever cooked or baked a recipe (let’s hope that’s everyone who is reading this blog) has used an herb, spice or seasoning in its construction. These additions add aroma, colour, flavour, and sometimes even texture to a meal, and can elevate the ho-hum to something divine. In this Back to Basics post,…

Top Ten List: Introduction to Chai (8th of 10)

Since a Top Ten list would make this blog post too long, I’m splitting the posts up into ten individual posts, showcasing one spice at a time. I will keep the intro below for each post to maintain continuity. Everyone has their own favourite spices that they tend to use almost exclusively in all of…

Top Ten List: Introduction to Cloves (7th of 10)

This is a little bit of an odd Top Ten list, but I thought I’d take you through my baking cupboard (yes, I have an entire cupboard dedicated solely to baking supplies…um, and another cupboard…and a 4-tier rolling rack…but I digress). Since a Top Ten list would make this blog post too long, I’m splitting…