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The addition of herbs and spices to your meals can make a huge difference to their overall taste. Our spice section is covers many popular spices that will add flavor to your food.

Mint – An Aromatic Perennial Herb

Mint, a plant which is part of the Mentha genus and a close relative of basil and rosemary, belongs to a large family of herbs with hundreds of varieties. For the purposes of this culinary discussion we will be...

Garlic – A Potent and Pungent Aroma

Garlic, or Allium sativum, is a perennial plant in the Alliaceae (or lily) family and is closely related to the onion. It has been regarded as an invaluable kitchen and medicinal plant for thousands of years, and is one...

Cumin – Used for Millennia as a Medicinal Plant

Cumin, also known as cumin seed or cummin, is the dried, tiny seed of the Cuminum cyminum (a member of the carrot family), and is related to parsley. Native to Egypt and the warmer regions of the Mediterranean, cumin...

Basil – An Aromatic Herb in the Mint Family

Basil, part of the Ocimum genus, is an aromatic herb in the mint family. Native to warm climates like Africa and India, basils are a large group of herbs in and of themselves – there are over 150 species...

Chili Powder – Adding Heat and Flavor to your Food

Chili powder, made from the roasted and/or dried fruit of dozens of species in the Capsicum grouping, is a potent dust useful to many world cuisines. While chilies are native to South America, it is difficult to classify the...

Table Salt vs. Sea Salt – Is One Better for You Than the Other

You might think that for something as basic as salt, it would be easy to get straight information. You'd be wrong. In the battle of Table Salt vs. Sea Salt, there is more misinformation, junk-science,  just plain garbage, and...

Marjoram – Trivia and Information

Marjoram, or Origanum majorana, is a perennial herb in the mint family and a very close relative of the herb oregano – marjoram is now classified as species of oregano itself, though it was once considered only a sister...

Celery Seed – Used in Mediterranean and North American Dishes

A member of the carrot family which is native to India/China and cultivated in France, celery seed is an often overlooked member of the modern spice rack. With scent and flavor profiles similar to that of fresh celery, the...

Rosemary – A Distinctive Aroma is Hard to Describe

A woody shrub native to the Mediterranean and some additional European regions, rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is one of the most esteemed herbs in the culinary world. A perennial evergreen, aka a plant which keeps its leaves year round, rosemary...

Dill – Trivia and Information

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is a small, delicate, annual herb native to warm climates like Asia and India. A member of the carrot family and closely related to fennel, dill is the only member of the Anethum genus (a little-known...

Reasons Why You Should Buy Organic Food

Every so often, trendy words come up, and they become the rage for a while. The current fashionable buzzword is 'Organic'. Foods are advertised as 'organic' in grocery stores everywhere now, and the amount of foods offered that claim to be 'organic' is increasing. But is organic food better...

Is Medium Rare Steak Bad For You

Nowadays, it seems we can't do anything right, or safe. “Don't eat this, don't eat that, don't drink this, don't breathe......'” If all of the cautions are true, it makes you wonder how the heck the human race manages to survive from year-to-year. But survive, we do, and very...

How To Make Moist – Boneless – Skinless – Chicken Breasts

In over 30+ years as a professional cook, and chef, there is one Truth that I have learned. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the touchiest piece of meat there is, bar none. Cooking perfect fish is child’s play, by comparison. Sometimes it seems as if the chicken breasts will...