getting the MOST out of your spice jar

 

There are more than 300 spices and my kitchen contains about 100 of them. From the ones I have, I use about 70-80 specifically for Indian cooking ... which means there is a lot of ground to cover!

 

Look through this page to see how to best use common kitchen spices. From understanding how to coax their flavor or what might be a good recipe for them - I am including all kinds of information.

 

This resource will take a while to be complete, so check back often.

 

Do you have a favorite spice that you dont see here? Email me here: currycravings@gmail.com

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or why pumpkin spiced anything taste like the kitchen sink

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January 23, 2016

better late than never . . 

 

 

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May 22, 2015

the significance of a sacred plant

With so many proverbial balls in the air, I approached a neighbor, Ms. Nancy, asking if she would look into my garde...

March 5, 2015

Or five of the most common misconceptions about Indian food.

 

In the past couple of days, many of my friends have shared the widely read article about...

February 8, 2015

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November 18, 2014

ease into the cooler months

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November 8, 2014

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