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Introducing the Exclusive Distillery No. 209 Spiced Gin Mini Cupcake

Guest Post by Amy Wolff, creator of FingerSweets   I’m on a flavor quest…a cupcake flavor quest to be specific. Cupcakes, in my book, are a pure delight. Some food trend experts have declared that cupcakes are out of fashion…. Continue Reading →

How to Get Fresh with A Bartender

Boing! Spring’s here. Judging by all the desperate antics I’ve seen for the sun to come out (umm, sorry dude…but wearing shorts when it’s 23 degrees outside isn’t going to change the weather)…we’re ready. With spring comes the earliest of edible harvests: fresh… Continue Reading →

10 Awesome Coriander Combinations

Coriander. Used occasionally, it’s probably not one of your spotlight spices. But coriander is one of those few spices that moves effortlessly through each season contributing its versatile  flavor to so many foods in its typical unassuming style. Some find it bright and… Continue Reading →

The 2011 Spice Forecast

It’s January–time for lists, predictions, forecasts, and resolutions. It’s going to be a busy year so let’s get to it.   Here’s the big news.  Spices, in general, are one of the trends.  The US Department of Agriculture reports that the consumption of spices in the… Continue Reading →

10 Uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

  Wouldn’t you say that pumpkins are the poster child for autumn?  The cheerful pumpkin is just so agreeable. Oh, those warm autumn spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, ginger, chili peppers. Pumpkins love ’em all.  The grande finalé comes near the end of November… Continue Reading →

2 Ways to Love Black Pepper & Chocolate

These are Viennese Chocolate Pepper cookies. But it’s not the country of origin that grabbed my attention–it was the  leading role of the two star ingredients. Chocolate and black pepper have become my new go-to spice pairing. There is no shortage of chocolate… Continue Reading →

Spices & The Exhausted Cook

  Have you ever felt like everything has converged together to thwart your best laid plans? C’mon. It happens to everyone. My story is a mixture of love, ambition, and food. My sons and husband were in the Adirondacks for… Continue Reading →

20 Flavors for Cardamom

  Popular in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine cardamom has an intensely fragrant aroma. Considered a warming spice it’s perceived to help generate internal body heat and is valued in cooler climates. In the West, cardamom is most often associated with… Continue Reading →

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