Ever since I can remember, spice has been part of my life. My mom believes there's nothing Habanero won't cure (which btw is the hottest pepper on Earth) go figure eh!
When it comes to cooking is it a drudgery for you or an adventure?
You should know it's an adventure for me.
Here's what my journey has been like.
My mom also believes nutmeg and cloves was made to go with everything as well, dinner was like the lottery at my house growing up. With my mom's sense of adventure you never know what type of experiment we will be eating....
Hence my journey and luv affair with spices..
I've had several people asked me what are the most have spice in my pantry..
1 Sea Salt , kosher salt, smoke hickory sea salt
3.Hot Chipotle grind
4. Adirondack Garlic
5.Rosemary/ and Tandoori Paste
I luv to experiment with all kinds of cuisine from Caribbean to Indian. The spicier the better, but due to my dh not able to eat spicy food I have to tone it down a bit..
People always asked me what is so special about Madagascar peppers? this pepper is intense and spicy with a nutty flavor, this is not your reg pepper from the grocery store. French Chefs swear by this pepper and it also has the ability to enhance what ever flavor. 12 oz will last you a while and the cost vary between $16-19.
Here are my fav recipes using Madagascar pepper.
Bryers vanilla ice cream, fresh cream, cabot yogurt strawberry, strawberries, a pinch of nutmeg, a pinch of Madagascar peppercorn, blend all the ingredient together for a great smoothie..
Strawberries soak in modena balsamic vinegar and ground Madagascar peppercorn, let soak overnight serve with vanilla ice cream....
William Sonoma is currently having a spice celebration...
they have a fabulous spice recipes and combination on their website William Sonoma.
Extended till the 30th
Have a great day,
Ps let me know what your favorite food sites are? don't forget the cartridge giveaway here