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Cous Cous with Pumpkin and Cod
Cous Cous with Pumpkin and Cod

  The following recipe comes from Chow and Chatter, adding roasted pumpkin to cous cous gives it wonderful fall color and a sweet and seasonal taste: Ingredients: half a roasted pumpkin – roasted with a little olive oil, salt and pepper at 350 for 45 minutes or until soft 1/2 a red onion chopped 4 […]



Fun Recipe Ideas for Pumpkin
Fun Recipe Ideas for Pumpkin

We all love pumpkins selecting the perfect one for the front steps or carving them to light up at night, but the possibilities with cooking are endless. So next time you visit the pumpkin patch be sure to pick up a few more for cooking! Add to soup with cumin, cinnamon and turmeric Make a […]



Whole Allspice
Fun Facts on AllSpice

Allspice seasoning is derived from the dried berry of the Allspice tree The tree got its name when the British couldn’t decide which spice it was so named it all spice It has notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves The oil is exacted and often used in cosmetics such as the mens fragrance old spice […]



Sumac Spiced Summer Salad
Sumac Spiced Summer Salad

  The following recipe comes from Chow and Chatter: Ingredients: a big bowl full of mixed greens one tomato quartered a hand full of blueberries one small Persian cucumber sliced one tablespoon of good quality extra virgin olive oil one tablespoon of balsamic vinegar sumac powder sprinkled on the top to taste about 8 wedges […]



Peppercorns
Fun Facts on Pepper

  Pepper is the number one selling spice in America Pepper comes in many colors, green, black, red and white but all comes from the same plant, the color is related to how ripe it is and how it has been processed Pepper is native to India and grows as a tall vine with the […]



Ground Sumac
Spotlight on Sumac

Sumac is a flowering plant that grows  in subtropical and temperate climates, like Africa, The Middle East and right here in the US. The fruits from Sumac scrubs form dense clusters of reddish drupes. These drupes are then dried to make a purple spice. Sumac powder is popular in Middle Eastern and Turkish Cuisine. Sumac […]



Mint
Fun Facts on Mint

Mint gets its name from Menthe a Greek mythical character Mint comes in over 30 varieties Ancient Romans and Greeks used mint to flavor cordials and fruit compotes also for baths and perfumes Ancient Hebrews used to scatter mint over the synagogue floor for its scent The common garden mint is spearmint Mexicans call mint […]



Columbian Inspired Meatloaf
Columbian Inspired Meatloaf

The following recipe comes from Chow and Chatter: Ingredients: one pack of lean beef 1/2 red onion one tablespoon cumin powder one tablespoon dried parsley 4 cloves of garlic 2 boiled eggs one beaten egg 1/2 cup of bread crumbs 1/4 green pepper salt and pepper to taste A little Italian herbs one teaspoon of […]



Fun Facts on Parsley
Fun Facts on Parsley

Parsley is thought to have originated in Sardinia Parsley is one of the most commonly used herbs in American Cuisine, used in soups, stocks, sauces and as a garnish There are two types of parsley curley and flat leaf or Italian It is best to add Parsley near the end of cooking a dish to […]



Cumin Seed - Whole
Fun Facts on Cumin

The dried seed of the cuminim cymimuni plant makes cumin seed. cumin makes up a large proportion of curry powder and chili powder. In the Middle ages it was believed that cumin kept chickens and lovers from running away! It was also said that if cumin was carried during a wedding happiness would follow. Cumin […]