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9 Things to Do with Peppers

9 Things to Do with Peppers

Peppers are confusing things for me.  Because there’s chilli pepper and bell peppers, there’s black pepper and white pepper.  Peppercorns.  All this pepper stuff and half of them aren’t even from the same plant!  Then there are loads of different kinds of peppers and...
8 Things to Do With Turmeric

8 Things to Do With Turmeric

Turmeric is a common enough spice used in lots of different dishes that brings a rich golden yellow colour to food.  It also brings a stack of health benefits!  There’s good reason why it is one of the hot ingredients at the moment (in terms of popularity, not taste)...
What Spice Should You Use for What?

What Spice Should You Use for What?

I’ve always known a few herbs and spices because I’m married to a chef.  You get used to hearing that it has this herb or three of these spices in something.  More recently, I’ve started to get the hang of some of the more exotic ones.  But sometimes it is a little...
14 Things to do With Pineapples

14 Things to do With Pineapples

Pineapples have to win the prize for one of the most recognisable fruits out there.  Whether they are whole with their weird skin or in those distinctive pineapple rings, you can’t really mistake them for anything else.  They are also one of the top tropical fruits,...
How to Make Popular Herb and Spice Blends

How to Make Popular Herb and Spice Blends

There’s no doubt that I’m a fan of herbs and spices.  There’s so many fun things you can do with them and I’ve even grown some (currently have two chilli plants and two pots of different herbs that are actually alive and thriving!)  Then the question comes to what you...