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Turmeric
Posted 05-11-2009 in Spices and Herbs
Turmeric
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizome (swollen underground root) that's brilliant golden orange inside with orange-tinged tan skin. In South Africa ground…
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Aniseed
Posted 03-11-2009 in Spices and Herbs
Aniseed
Aniseed (also anìs (stressed on the second syllable) and anise) has small sage green to yellow ochre crescent-shaped seeds similar to caraway in appearance…
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Cayenne Pepper
Posted 03-11-2009 in Spices and Herbs
Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is a finely ground powder prepared from the seeds and pods of various types of chilli. As most powders are blends, the names of the varieties used are…
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Bay Leaves
Posted 03-11-2009 in Spices and Herbs
Bay Leaves
Bay leaves refer to the aromatic leaf of the Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae). Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive…
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Allspice
Posted 03-11-2009 in Spices and Herbs
Allspice
Allspice takes its name from its aroma, which smells like a combination of spices, especially cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg, hence the name…
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Cape Malay Frikkadels
Posted 03-11-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Cape Malay Frikkadels
Cape Malay Frikkadels (rissoles) are flavoured with spices which make them a real taste sensation. Traditionally served with tomato smoor (an onion…
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Emmertee
Posted 03-11-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Emmertee (Emmer - Bucket; tee - tea), a sweet tea served in an enamel bucket. Guests help themselves by dipping their cup into the bucket.
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Dhai
Posted 03-11-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Dhai, a Cape Malay accompaniment for spicy meat dishes made with yoghurt, spices and dhania. Very good with beryani.
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Denningvleis
Posted 03-11-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Denningvleis
Denningvleis, a delicious Cape Malay lamb stew flavoured with tamarind or lemon juice, bay leaves and spices to give an exciting sweet-sour flavour…
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Gestampte Snoek
Posted 03-11-2009 in Cape Malay Recipes
Gestampte snoek is a pâté-like spread also known as snoek paste or snoek sambal and is delicious served on freshly baked bread.
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