What’s So Special About Limepickle? Talking to a friend of mine over an Indian meal in a Restaurant about limepickle or the lack of it among the condiments available to eat with poppadoms! I don’t remember having been to an Indian restaurant where limepickle was not on offer! Brian, who is seriously into Indian food, [...]
Posts tagged with Herbs and Spices
Chilli powder is generally regarded as a spice. This article is about chilli peppers, the varieties, what they offer and other interesting chilli information.
There is nothing new in preserving food! Since time immemorial mankind has been actively preserving the food harvested to survive through the times when it wasn’t freely available. Preserving food is not a matter of survival nowadays. Fortunately times have changed! The seasons aren’t the restriction they once were. We can buy just about any [...]
I was asked by an acquaintance what a marinade was. So this article explains what marinades are, how you make a marinade and use them in preparing food.
This guide is a quick reference to herbs and spices beginning with the letter A. It includes what they taste like and the aroma they add to food dishes.
What is Wattleseed Wattleseed is regarded as a spice that originates from Australia. Wattleseed is the harvested seed from some of Australia’s Acacia trees and shrubs which are collectively known by Australians as Wattles. There are just under a 1000 different varieties of Acacia that are native to Austrailia so it is impossible to give [...]
Three different Greek vinaigrette or dressing recipes Today, a Greek friend of mine called Kaj who is a chef in a family run Greek restaurant in London came to visit and we talked about food as we often do! It’s something we are both passionate about. We both share the belief that healthy salads are [...]
Vinaigrette is really simple to make. Although there are many types of vinaigrette available commercially, there is nothing that compares to the freshness of a homemade vinaigrette. It simply tastes infinitely better. You can make the quantity you need, vary it’s taste and it’s far more cost effective. A good simple vinaigrette can completely change [...]
Basil the king of herbs. Basil’s popularity shows how dexterous this herb is. Every thing you want to know about Basil. From cooking with Basil to growing it.
Tamarind the spice. What it is and how it’s used. This article Tamarind the spice, describes what it is, where it comes from and how it can be used in the culinary sense. It also contains other background information on Tamarind. What is Tamarind? The spice Tamarind is the flesh or pulp found in the [...]