The Spice Series

I have decided that my next batch of blog articles will be about…Spices! I will be including  the basic information, the medicinal benefits, culinary uses, and, whenever possible, how-to-grow information about as many spices as I can find. This will include: cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, cloves, saffron, turmeric, star anise, and many more.

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Do you have any particular spices you want me to write about? Feel free to add them to my comment section! Also, please check out my reference page for more details on the books and websites that I am using to gather my information. If you know of any additional materials that I should use, post them in the comment section, please. Thanks and Enjoy.

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  1. I always picked dandelions as a child, but when I got to sap on my hands, then later “licked” my hands, it has just a terrible taste. I can’t imagine being able to eat the stuff!

    1. Haha! The leaves are a nice, bitter salad leaf, like arugula. I wouldn’t put TONS of them in a salad, but some for sure! And the roots can be steeped like tea and they taste so similar to coffee that many people drink Dandelion root tea instead of coffee when trying to cut on the caffeine. ๐Ÿ™‚ The flowers make a great dandelion wine, too!

  2. You can also use the flowers to make a “burger” with, I think they taste great, add some flour, garlic, basil, milk, salt and pepper and fry them up. They really taste great.

  3. The milky white sap from dandelions can be used to get rid of warts. I have used it with my son. It takes multiple applications and the sap turns dark and sticky.

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