Yes, you read that right, Candied Orange Peels. This a thing, and I have had them. I am not big on anything orange tasting, so they are not a big deal for me. However, give me some candied Lemon Peels, and I am all over them!! 🙂 You have likely enjoyed it in seasonal bakedContinue reading “NATIONAL CANDIED ORANGE PEEL DAY!!!”
Since I have reached the end of the line in regards to typical spices/herbs, starting on Monday, May 7, 2018 I will be starting with different foods. Have a great weekend!!!
There are actually three National Foods celebrated today: National Raspberry Popover Day, National Raspberry Tart Day & National Chocolate Custard Day. Since I am a chocolate lover, I have chosen to talk about Chocolate Custard!!! Custard is a variety of culinary preparations based on a cooked mixture of milk or cream and egg yolk. DependingContinue reading “NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CUSTARD DAY!!!”
I probably cook with Thyme almost everyday!! I love this herb and have it growing all year long; outside in the spring/summer/fall and inside in winter. Thyme is a small garden herb that’s been used even since Ancient Egypt. Its essential oil- thymol is used as a disinfectant and an antiseptic and Thyme goes wellContinue reading “THYME”
Oh Man, I LOVE Truffles, and I’m not talking mushrooms; although they are good too! Chocolate truffles are confectionery sweets made primarily of a mixture of cream and chocolate, known as ‘ganache’. The term ‘chocolate truffle’ is derived from the edible tuber fungus known as a ‘truffle’, which shares a similar appearance to the confectionery. The internal part of aContinue reading “NATIONAL CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE DAY!!!”
Turmeric is used for more than just Curry. The word “turmeric” derives from its Latin name, terra merita, or “meritorious earth.” Turmeric comes from the underground stem, of a plant in the ginger family. The plant is native to South Asia, so it’s not surprising that turmeric spice is most widely used in the cuisinesContinue reading “TURMERIC”