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Thyme
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Thyme
The ancient Greeks believed that thyme was a source of courage, they used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in their temples. Today, thyme is widely…
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Tarragon
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Tarragon
Commonly referred to as Estragon, French Tarragon is tart with aromatic properties reminiscent of anise. Used predominantly in French and European cooking…
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Sage
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Sage
Sage has a peppery taste and is often used for flavouring rich and fatty foods, especially as a marinade. In German cuisine, it is often used to flavour…
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Rosemary
Posted 21-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Rosemary
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has spicy, pungent, rather tough leaves that resemble pine needles in both appearance and aroma. Native to the Mediterranean…
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Nasturtiums
Posted 20-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Nasturtiums
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus) has peppery-tasting, flat, circular leaves that resemble water lily pads and colourful, open trumpet-shaped blossoms, each…
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Oregano
Posted 20-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Oregano
Oregano (Origanum vulgare), an herb native to the Mediterranean, has dime-sized, often fuzzy, soft green leaves with an unmistakable pungent, robust fragrance…
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Marjoram
Posted 13-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Marjoram
Marjoram (Majorana hortensis) is a sweeter, milder cousin of oregano (wild marjoram), with small, velvety, grayish green, rounded leaves. Marjoram is native…
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Liquorice
Posted 13-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Liquorice
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is used for its root and the juice extracted from it; both have a powerful aroma reminiscent of anise or fennel but…
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Lemongrass
Posted 13-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Lemongrass
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citrates), a grass that resembles pale, tender bamboo, is used for its lemony aroma. Native to India and Sri Lanka and thriving in…
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Dhania
Posted 11-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Dhania
Dhania (Coriandrum sativum) is one of the world's most commonly used herbs. It is green, leafy and strong-smelling with a fresh, citrus taste that makes…
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Coriander
Posted 11-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Coriander
Coriander seeds are the dried berries of the coriander herb, but have little similarity in taste to fresh coriander. The seeds are almost spherical…
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Watercress
Posted 07-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Watercress
Watercress belongs to the mustard family and is an aquatic salad green that is also considered an herb. It has a pleasantly strong bite and pairs well with…
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Arugula
Posted 07-04-2011 in Spices and Herbs
Arugula
Arugula (Eruca sativa), a member of the Brassica family, is a tender leafy green - wonderful as a salad addition but is also excellent in cooked dishes…
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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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