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Spice Blends

Chesapeake Bay Seasoning Powder, A Summer Cook’s Best Friend

Chesapeake Bay Seasoning Powder, A Summer Cook’s Best Friend

This tasty seasoning blend is delicious on everything from crabs to popcorn.  It is the omnipresent spice blend where I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and is perfect for lazy summer days at the shore. Although we bounced around a bit when I was […]

Mughlai Garam Masala

Mughlai Garam Masala

Having spent many of our young adult years living and working in north India, my husband and I both have a deep appreciation for the rich mughlai flavors of this garam masala.  It is much more fragrant, and just a little bit richer than other […]

Baharat

Baharat

Baharat, which means “spices” in Arabic, is a Middle Eastern seasoning blend.  It is an aromatic and flavorful spice blend, which goes particularly well with eggplant and lamb dishes. In Côte d’Ivoire, my husband’s homeland, there is a large Lebanese community which has lived there […]

Chinese Five Spice Powder

Chinese Five Spice Powder

Five spice powder is China’s best-known and loved seasoning blend.  Like most spice blends, the ingredients and proportions vary.  However, the classic Chinese combination of star anise, fennel, cinnamon, cloves, and Szechuan pepper is most common.  It’s also the version I remember from my aunt’s […]

South African Style Curry Powder

South African Style Curry Powder

If there is one thing I am passionate about, it is spices.  My favorite days in the kitchen are days when the fragrance of toasting spices warms the air.  I combine and grind these little treasures.  Meanwhile, their heady aroma fills the kitchen.  As I […]