Herbs and Spices

If you have been following my blog so far, then you will have seen that Herbs and Spices play an important part in my cooking.

Marjoram

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I think that even the most bland tasting foods can be uplifted with the addition of a few carefully selected herbs or spices. Plain Tomato sauces can be transformed with just a little Basil and Oregano. When you have left-overs and are throwing together a Pasta Bake or Stew, the herbs and spices can uplift an otherwise uninteresting meal.

Different herbs and spices can evoke the sense of a season or a memory of places and meals past.

Below is a list of what is currently on my spice rack. It changes through the year as light summer dishes give way to robust winter warmers.

Basil plant leaves.

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Basil
Bay Leafs
Cardamom
Chilli Powder
Cinnamon (Ground)
Cinnamon Sticks
Cloves
Coriander
Cumin (Ground)
Garam Masala (for Curries)
Ginger (Ground)
Herbes de Provence (a mix of Oregano, Basil, Marjoram, Basil, Rosemary, Thyme)
Kaffir Lime Leafs
Lavender
Mixed Spice
Nutmeg
Oregano
Paprika
Pepper
Rosemary
Sage
Sesame Seeds
Star Anise
Stock Cubes
Tarragon
Thyme
Tumeric (Ground)

I had always wanted a spice rack, somewhere to display all the herbs and spices I enjoy cooking with. Earlier this year I put one up in our kitchen, the picture above is of it. I love being able to have all my Herbs & Spices to hand and to see them all lined up. I highly recommend getting one.

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