Turmeric in My Spice Cupboard

Raw Turmeric - member of the Rhizome Family

Raw Turmeric – member of the Rhizome Family

Turmeric, turmeric, turmeric (haldi or hadur)… all the rage now! Everyone wants to talk about turmeric. And why not, there have been loads of evidence-based research that turmeric contains curcumin (not cumin) believed to be a cancer-fighting component.  And it is a powerful anti-inflammatory too, amongst others. Continue reading

Introducing My Spice Cupboard

 

Masala Dabha - Spice tray with whole spices

Masala Dabha – Spice tray with Several whole spices

 

Spices, Spices, Spices…. So many, so little time.

It has been sometime now that the ‘wheels have been turning’ and about time I say!  I’ve been working on adding a separate page to my blog describing the spices I use in my kitchen.  On this page, called My Spice Cupboard, I’d like to incorporate a list of spices, as well as a description of each spice, one spice post at a time.  Therefore building My Spice Cupboard (not yet up) over a period of time.

Anyway this is how My Spice Cupboard came into being… Continue reading

Indian Spices 101 Cooking Class

Recently, I was fortunate enough to teach a class on Indian Spices to a bunch of very enthusiastic participants!  It was such a fun class to teach.  After sharing my knowledge of the various Indian spices with everyone, they made a curry in class and were confident enough to experiment with the spices at home too.

Here’s a couple of photos from the class.  Some photos are courtesy of the participants.

 

Masala table

A sample of spices

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