When Life Hands You Lemons
June 21, 2011

When I shared my recipe for Moroccan Orange Salad, I told you how much I dislike the white, bitter pith. Despise. Abhor. Disdain. The pith....

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Homemade Rogan Josh Seasoning
May 24, 2011

Ever since I discovered rogan josh a few years ago – and stopped confusing the spice blend with actor Seth Rogan and singer Josh Groban...

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What’s In My Spice Cabinet
May 09, 2011

Spice management has become something of an issue in my house. I've been belly aching for weeks that I need to consolidate and re-organize my...

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Killer Kebab Spice Mix
May 08, 2011

The kebabs I cooked for my birthday dinner included an ingredient I'd never heard of: Aleppo pepper. I almost didn't make the recipe because I...

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Field Trip: Savory Spice Shop
March 31, 2011

Obstinate. Loyal. Determined. These are words often used to describe me, along with relentless, stubborn, and mouthy. So when I make a plan or find...

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… And Spice and Everything Nice: Turkish Baharat
June 29, 2010

Remember when I told y'all about the spice blend Ras el Hanout? That was a goodie, for sure. This time, we're getting an exotic spice...

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Salt That’s Totally Worth Its Salt
June 02, 2010

I like salt. It makes food zing. And I like things that zing. (I also like salty language, but that's another blog post all-together.) Salt...

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Ras el Hanout
January 10, 2010

Ras el Hanout is a spice blend from the Middle East and North Africa. Spice market vendors all claim their version to be the best,...

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It’s Good to Have a Nose: A Story in Photos
July 29, 2009

Sure, it's not as soaring and breathtaking as Notre Dame, but to me, Penzeys is a sacred place: the Cathedral of Cumin. Inside was foodie...

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