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Compliment Your Cooking with Herbs and Spices

Cooking tips for the caring cook.

Notable note: Dried herbs and spices lose their potency quickly. Buy only a small amount at a time. When using fresh herbs and spices, use three times the amount of the dried.

Herbs


What herbs and spices compliment beef?

Herb Plants

  • Try allspice, bay leaf, cayenne, cumin, curry powder, marjoram, mustard, nutmeg, black pepper, rosemary, sage or thyme.

What herbs and spices compliment poultry?

  • Try basil, bay leaf, chives, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, curry powder, dill marjoram, paprika, parsley, poultry seasoning, rosemary, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme, or turmeric.

What herbs and spices compliment lamb?

  • Try basil, cumin, curry powder, dill mint, oregano, rosemary, sage or savory.

What herbs and spices compliment pork?

  • Try allspice, bay leaf, caraway, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, ginger, marjoram, mustard, rosemary, sage or thyme.

What herbs and spices compliment seafood?

  • Try allspice, bay leaf, cayenne, chervil, chives, cumin, curry dill, fennel marjoram, mint, mustard, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, saffron, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme or turmeric.

What herbs and spices compliment winter squash?

  • Try allspice, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, mace, ginger, or nutmeg.

All that cooking leave behind an unpleasant odor? Dispel those odors by adding a few drops of clove, cinnamon or any citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of purified water.

The Mortar & Pestle

The grinding, crushing, and mashing action of this stone age food processor bursts the cell walls of fresh herbs and whole spices, releasing impressive amounts of fragrant flavor. To use, place foods in the mortar and push down with the pestle, using a twisting downward motion. With hard items like peppercorns and coffee beans, lightly pound first to form cracks. Choose a mortar and pestle made of a strong material such as granite that is not prone to chipping.

Fresh mint lends flavor and taste

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