Cooking with Herbs and Spices

simplyoj By simplyoj, 24th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Herbs and spices adds flavor to cooking. Know more about the various herbs to prepare more healthful and interesting meals for the family.

Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices comes with different flavors and so it also differs on its uses. It is good to experiment and try various herbs for your cooking pleasure. Try something every week!

ANISE (Sweet, similar to licorice)

As flavoring in cookies,candies and pastries; also in Poultry dishes.

BASIL (Pungent, somewhat sweet)

Fresh Tomato dishes, with eggplant, for pesto, in Thai and Vietnamese foods,addition to

salads and many cooked vegetables.

BAY (Mild)

In soups, stews and tomato sauces, and in shellfish boils. Remove leaf before serving.

CELERY SEED (Strong, pungent celery flavor)

As a replacement for celery stalks in cooking; as a flavoring in tomato juice, sauces and soups

CHIVES (Sharp,onion or garlic flavor)

Garnish, blended with soft cheeses,added to salads

CLOVES (Sweet or bittersweet)

Add to sweet dishes or as a contrast in stews and curries.

CORIANDER (Spicy, sweet or hot)

In cakes, cookies, breads, as a pickling spice or in curry mixtures

NUTMEG (Warm,sweet)

Good for cakes and cookies as well as in sweet potatoes

MARJORAM (delicate)

For soups, stews, and marinades.


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author avatar Jerry Walch
11th Sep 2013 (#)

A very informative article, SimplyOJ. I have always uswd a lot of spices and herbs in my cooking, but I have had to cut back on many of them because my new wife has medical conditions that precludes their use.

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author avatar simplyoj
13th Sep 2013 (#)

Thanks Jerry for visiting, glad to see you again here. My favorite herbs are basil and mint.

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author avatar vpaulose
11th Sep 2013 (#)

Tasty. Interesting.

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author avatar drrajeevddn
11th Sep 2013 (#)

Nice Post :)

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Sep 2013 (#)

Yummy! :)

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
14th Oct 2014 (#)

This is an excellent article. Thank you for sharing it. I cook with herbs and spices every single day. Just this morning I put a beef roast in my crock pot with a lot of herbs and spices. The one spice that you listed is anise. I have never used that in a recipe but I'm always ready to try new things. Smiles to you!

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author avatar simplyoj
15th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Nancy for visiting, enjoy cooking with herbs.

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