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5 Spice Roasted Chicken
5 Spice Roasted Chicken

  The following easy to prepare recipe comes from Nasi Lemak Lover, what a wonderful way to use Chinese Five Spice : Roasted five-spice chicken 1.5 kg chicken, cut into 6 big pieces Marinate chicken with below:- Use a mortar and pestle to pound below to a coarse paste and extract juices:- 2” ginger 10 […]



Fun Facts on Paprika
Fun Facts on Paprika

Paprika is so much more than a coloring agent! It is made by grinding the pods of the pepper plant capsicum annium In Hungry there are 6 classes of Paprika We carry 3 varieties of Hungarian Paprika, sweet, hot and smoked. The most common pepper to make Paprika is the sweet red pepper Paprika is […]



Spicy Spring Veggies
Spicy Spring Veggies

The following easy vegetable side with a kick comes from Chow and Chatter: Ingredients: one cup of green beans one carrot chopped a few yellow beans 1/4 red onion 1/4 cup shredded coconut a pinch of mustard seeds salt to taste 2 red chili’s 1/2 a teaspoon of masala powder or to taste Method: steam […]



Hogs Tale Grilled Pork Fajita style Soft Tacos
Hogs Tale Grilled Pork Fajita style Soft Tacos

We recently received a variety of spices and rubs from the Great American Spice Company. We were delighted with the fresh quality of the spices received. My husband is the grill master in our family, and the first grilling spice he put to the test was the Hogs Tale Rub. The spice was a blend […]



Banana and Chocolate Brownie Cake
Banana and Chocolate Brownie Cake

Here’s a wonderful and simple brownie recipe, its so moist and a great way to use old bananas! Ingredients: 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup butter one cup of sugar 2 eggs one teaspoon vanilla essence 1/3 cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 very ripe banana’s mashed one teaspoon baking powder Method: let butter […]



Fun Facts on Oregano
Fun Facts on Oregano

  Oregano means Joy of The Mountain in Ancient Greek Ancient Greeks believed that cows that grazed in fields full of oregano had tastier meat When in bloom they have beautiful purple or pink flowers that are also edible The Ancient Greeks also believed that if you anoint yourself with oregano you will dream about […]



Star Anise
Star Anise

Star Anise (Illicium verum) Certainly the prettiest spice, star anise is native to southern China and Vietnam, where it has a long history of culinary and medicinal use.  Todays avid cooks use it as a flavoring for fish and seafood and in syrups for poaching figs and pears and to spice tropical fruits.  Most commonly […]