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Gadgets and Tools
This collection of must-have tools and gadgets will bring ease and convenience to your kitchen, and enhance your experience cooking with herbs and spices.

Growing Herbs
What's more satisfying than growing your own herbs? Cooking with them at the pinnacle of freshness! Whether you've got a garden or a windowsill at your disposal, these tips can help you bring homegrown herbs into your kitchen.

Herb & Spice Images
The world of herbs and spices is vast, and sometimes mystifying. If you don’t know fennel from fenugreek, or have trouble discerning parsley from cilantro, this visual guide to herbs and spices will help you get your bearings. If you’re already ahem, a seasoned cook, you may find unfamiliar herbs and spices, or new ways to use old favorites. Along with an image gallery of herbs and spices in their various forms, you’ll find a brief primer on uses for each.

Online Resources for Herbs & Spices
Supermarket spice aisles are fine for the basics, but you won't usually find Aleppo pepper or high-quality saffron gracing their shelves. If your next culinary adventure calls for Ras el Hanout or nigella seeds, don't despair! These great online sources are prized by chefs and home cooks alike for their exceptional selection of top-notch herbs and spices.

Easy Herb & Spice Uses
With minimal prep time and just a few ingredients, you can spice (or herb!) up your life with these extra simple recipes.

Tips & Techniques
Learn tips and techniques for cooking with herbs and spices, including how to toast and grind whole spices, and how to handle and prepare fresh herbs. Look here for tips on growing and harvesting your own herbs, too.

Books on Herb & Spices
These stand-out herb- and spice-focused volumes belong in the libraries of new and seasoned cooks alike.

How to Save Dying Herb Plants
Saving your dying herb plants are simple. Chances are, even if the herbs you are growing look like they're beyond hope, all they need is little water or sunlight.

Saffron Recipes
Saffron, one of the world's most precious and expensive spices, is featured in these recipes.

Basil Recipes
Beautiful, easy-to-grow basil comes in many varieties, and all are highly aromatic and flavorful. Here you'll find recipes that showcase this well-loved herb.

Chive Recipes - Recipes Featuring Fresh or Dried Chives
Chives add a taste of spring and savory flavor to these recipes.

Dill Recipes
Dill's fresh flavor is highlighted in these recipes.

Mint Recipes
Cooling mint adds a refreshing touch to these recipes.

Nutmeg Recipes - Recipes Featuring Nutmeg Spice
Warming nutmeg adds spice to these savory and sweet recipes.

Thyme Recipes
Versatile thyme lends Mediterranean flair and a wonderful herbal aroma to these dishes.

Zaatar Recipes
Zaatar, a Middle Eastern spice blend featuring sumac, oregano, sesame seeds and salt, enhances this collection of savory recipes.

Recipe for Kosher for Passover Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you are searching for the best Kosher Chocolate Chip Cookie for Passover, look no further. With a hint of Cinnamon you'll be making these on more than just one occasion.

Top 5 Chocolate Bars for Spice Lovers
A blend of top-quality chocolate and exotic spices make these chocolate bars stand out from the rest.

Garlic and Thyme Roasted Spring Vegetables
Roasted Spring Vegetables With Garlic and Thyme

Stocking Your Kitchen for Herb and Spice Cookery
Whether you're new to cooking, just getting serious about herbs and spices, or are an accomplished cook with a personal herb garden, these tips will help you stock your kitchen. and season your culinary endeavors well.

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding Recipe
Vanilla Rice Pudding is a unique dessert and a real winner at the table. It can also be easily modified to obtain different accent flavors.

Recipe for Cod Fish With Moroccan Spices
This flavorful fish dish is quick and easy enough for a busy weeknight, and elegant enough to serve to guests. Make your own Ras El Hanout spice blend, or use a ready made version. And feel free to substitute another firm, white fish, such as halibut or sea bass.


Ginger Recipes
These recipes showcase warm, spicy ginger in its many forms, including fresh, dried, crystallized, and pickled.

Recipes Index
Wondering how to use cardamom or curry powder? Not sure what to do with that bumper crop of basil? Look no further! With recipes indexed by featured herb or spice, you'll find plenty of ideas.

Toasted Cashew Rice
This texture-diverse rice brings incomparable flavors with the use of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and bay leaf infused into delicious basmati rice.

Ginger and Pineapple Milkshake
Ginger powder and turmeric add a special spiciness to this otherwise super sweet pineapple milkshake.

Best Ever Chaat Masala
Chaat Masala is a spice blend that uses rare spices such as amchoor powder and asfoetida.

Pineapple Curry with Curry Leaf Powder
This Pineapple Curry is blended perfectly with the use of curry leaf powder, curry madras, and turmeric.

Beef Goulash with Caraway Seed
This goulash is made extra creamy with sour cream and brings a delightful earthy flavor with the use of bay leaf and caraway seeds.

Simple BBQ Pork Pho with Star Anise
This simple Pho makes any meal of the day phenomenal with the use of star anise and cinnamon.

Curry Leaf Uses and Facts
Curry Leaves have a unique flavor and aroma but if you use them correctly they will take authentic dishes from yikes to yum!

Soft Naan Bread with Za'atar Seasoning
Fresh naan is a delicious treat with crunchy nigella seeds throughout the dough and sprinkled with citrusy za'atar seasoning.

Tarragon and Mint Vegetable Dip
This dip is so simple and so delicious, it will be your go-to party dip as the flavors of mint and tarragon are combined to be irresistible​.

Ancho Spiced Chocolate Fondue
This Ancho Chile Fondue makes for a great twist on a classic favorite.

Grilled Corn Salad
This Grilled Corn Salad perfectly utilizes the use of fresh coriander and mint. Mixed with the cayenne pepper powder makes it a mild addition to any meal as an appetizer, side dish, or dip!

The Beauty of Juniper Berries
Juniper Berries provide that fresh traditional taste in gin but also perfectly season meat and cabbage dishes!

Sumac - Nutrition, Flavor, Uses
Sumac has a pungent flavor that blends exceptionally well with Chili, Allspice, and Thyme. Sprinkle atop hummus and enjoy- it's that easy to use!

13 Things You Need To Know About Ajwain Seeds
Ajwain seeds is often over looked, however, it provides intense flavor and also helps aid health.

Prized for its calming properties, chamomile is prized as a sleep aid and skin soother. Chamomile is said to help aid digestion, and many find it effective against nausea, heartburn, and indigestion. Page 5.

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Mint - Pictures of Fresh and Dried Mint Leaves
Mint pictures. Herbs & Spices. Page 17.

Ras El Hanout
Ras El Hanout means

Vanilla - Photo of Whole Vanilla Bean Pods and Vanilla Extract
Vanilla. Herbs & Spices. Page 27.

Cumin - Picture of Whole Cumin Seed Spice
Cumin's pungent aroma is instantly recognizable to lovers of Indian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Available as whole seeds or ground spice, cumin lends a distinct flavor to curries, hummus, and falafel. Cumin is a good addition to grilled meats, bean dishes, and vegetables. Page 9.

Curry Powder - Picture of Curry Powder Spice Blend
Curry powder is a blend comprised of spices native to India. In truth, India's vastly varied regional cuisine has given rise to countless such blends, called masalas. But the curry powder (so dubbed by British colonialists) most familiar to Westerners is generally a mix of turmeric, paprika, fenugreek, coriander, pepper, cumin, ginger, celery seed, cloves, caraway, and red pepper. Curry powder is used prominently in Indian, Southeast Asian, and Caribbean cuisines. Page 10.

Dried & Prepared Mustard - Pictures of Dried Mustard and Prepared Mustard
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Fennel Seed - Pictures of Fennel Seed Spice
Fennel Seed. Herbs & Spices. Page 12.

Dill - Image of Fresh Dill Herb
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Rosemary - Image of Fresh Rosemary Herb
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Garam Masala
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Fresh, Crystallized & Dried Ginger
Fresh, Crystallized & Dried Ginger. Page 15.

Juniper Berries
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Nutmeg - Picture of Ground Nutmeg Spice
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Paprika - Picture of Ground Paprika Spice
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Poppy Seeds - Picture of Whole Poppy Seeds
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Saffron - Picture of Saffron Spice
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Tarragon - Picture of Dried Tarragon Herb Leaves
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Thyme - Photo of Dried Thyme Leaves
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Zaatar - Photo of Zaathar Middle Eastern Spice Blend
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Bay Leaf - Images of Bay Leaf
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Black Pepper - Images of Whole Black Peppercorns and Ground Pepper
Pepper is one of the most ubiquitous spices in the world, and black pepper is perhaps the most commonly used variety. Though pepper hails from India, and grows only in hot climates, it was so highly prized by ancient spice traders that it now features in virtually every cuisine. To showcase pepper's pungent bite, try using it to encrust steak, salmon, or goat cheese, or use it generously in vinaigrettes. For best flavor, skip the pre-ground pepper, and invest in a pepper grinder. Page 3.

Cardamom - Images of Ground Cardamom Spice
Available in whole pod, seed, and ground forms, cardamom is a highly perfumed spice. Especially important in Indian and Arab cuisines, cardamom has both savory and sweet applications. It is a key ingredient in the Indian spice blend called garam masala. In Arab countries, it is also used to flavor coffee, tea, and pastries. A touch of cardamom is great in carrot dishes, in spice rubs for salmon, and in vanilla or chocolate cakes, cookies, and puddings. Page 4.

Chiles - Images of Whole, Dried, and Ground Chile Peppers and Hot Sauces
Spice lovers around the world rely on chile peppers to add kick to their cuisine. There are many varieties of chile, and their intensity ranges from mild to super-fiery. Chiles are important in Central and South American, Caribbean, Mexican, Asian, Indian, North African, Middle Eastern, and Regional U.S. cuisines. Page 6.

Cinnamon - Images of Ground Cinnamon and Whole Cinnamon Sticks
Warming and fragrant, cinnamon is one of the world's oldest known spices. In the US, its scent is so associated with comfort, that home sellers are advised to bake something with cinnamon during open houses. Americans and Europeans use cinnamon most often in sweets, baked goods, teas, hot cocoa and coffees. But in India, North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Caribbean regions, cinnamon is used in savory dishes as well. Try cinnamon in vegetables, stews and rice dishes. Page 7.

Coriander - Images of Whole Coriander and Ground Coriander
Strange as it may seem, coriander, which is considered a spice, comes from the cilantro plant, which is used as an herb. Stranger still, coriander has a sweet, clean, herbal fragrance that in no way resembles cilantro. Coriander is used in the Indian spice blend called garam masala, and is often used in chutneys and curries. It is also a popular addition to Middle Eastern and certain Asian cuisines. Coriander works well in dishes that employ citrus juice or zest, such as salads or fish dishes. Page 8.

Herb & Spice Gallery
The world of herbs and spices is vast, and sometimes mystifying. If you don't know fennel from fenugreek, or have trouble discerning parsley from cilantro, this visual guide to herbs and spices will help you get your bearings. If you're already a seasoned cook, you may find unfamiliar herbs and spices, or new ways to use old favorites. Along with an image gallery of herbs and spices in their various forms, you'll find a brief primer on uses for each.

Herb & Spice Gallery
The world of herbs and spices is vast, and sometimes mystifying. If you don't know fennel from fenugreek, or have trouble discerning parsley from cilantro, this visual guide to herbs and spices will help you get your bearings. If you're already a seasoned cook, you may find unfamiliar herbs and spices, or new ways to use old favorites. Along with an image gallery of herbs and spices in their various forms, you'll find a brief primer on uses for each.

Herb & Spice Gallery
The world of herbs and spices is vast, and sometimes mystifying. If you don't know fennel from fenugreek, or have trouble discerning parsley from cilantro, this visual guide to herbs and spices will help you get your bearings. If you're already a seasoned cook, you may find unfamiliar herbs and spices, or new ways to use old favorites. Along with an image gallery of herbs and spices in their various forms, you'll find a brief primer on uses for each.

Summer Herb & Spice Recipes
Find inspiration for summer meals with these perfect dishes that are flavored exceptionally with the use of fresh herbs and spices.

Cinnamon Raisin Noodle Kugel (Noodle Pudding)
Kugels are Ashkenazi (European) Jewish dishes, traditionally served on the Sabbath and holidays. This sweet noodle kugel is redolent with cinnamon. Try it for brunch or as an unusual dessert.

Simple Coleslaw with Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette
This colorful cabbage mix takes the boring out of coleslaw with a fresh and light vanilla bean vinaigrette.

Speculaas - Dutch Windmill Cookies
Speculaas, Speculoos, or Dutch Windmill cookies are a Dutch tradition during the St. Nicolas Feast in December. They are also known for the spread called Speculoos which is a delectable cookie butter!

Five-Spice Chicken Shish Kebabs
Balance of flavors is restored in this five-spice powder that is used as a dry rub here for easy, effortless chicken kebabs.

Homemade Pickles
Make your own crunchy pickles with exquisite whole spices and some vinegar. These can be a special snack or creative gift.

Gluten-Free Ginger Tamari Sauce
Ginger Tamari Sauce is a perfect glaze to barbeque seafood or chicken and an excellent dipping sauce without all the wheat!

Cardamom Ice Cream
This Cardamom Ice Cream accurately brings out the best creamy textures of ice cream while displaying the incredible flavors of whole cardamom pods.

On-The-Fly Adobo Paste
Spices are combined with light beer to make a fantastic adobo paste perfect for grilling!

Roasted Beets with Fennel
These roasted beets are spiced up with some freshly ground fennel. The best part- they can be served hot or cold!

Vindaloo Curry Pork with Pineapple
Vindaloo Pork is made spicy with the addition of chili powder to the spice mix. Added are some acidic yet sweet cubes of pineapple to make a delciious and unique dinner entree.

Pork Chops with Perfectly Poached Pears
Pears poached in concord grape juice with cinnamon, allspice, and star anise create the perfect topping to cooked pork chops for the prefect sweet-savory dinner combination.

Allspice Facts and Uses
Allspice berries are harvested unripened and sun dried to perfection. Most commonly known for being used in spice blends such as Jamaican Jerk and Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Guide to Buying and Using Herbs and Spices
Find recipes and read product reviews for herbs and spices, plus how to select, where to buy, how to store, and how to grow them.

Recipe for Simple Spicy Carrot Soup
Made from pantry and refrigerator staples, this simple carrot soup is a great choice when you don't have much in the kitchen, but want to eat something homemade.

Recipe for Morton's Steakhouse Cajun Seasoning
Morton's Cajun Seasoning will provide you a restaurant quality home steak for the best BBQ experience you'll ever have.

Recipe for Ras El Hanout Moroccan Spice Blend
Though this version has a long ingredient list, it is very easy to make, as it uses ground spices that are easy to find in most supermarkets, and doesn't require toasting.

Chipotle Pepper - Flavor, Nutrition & Uses
Chipotle peppers are a smoke dried Jalapeo that bring a spicy smokiness to traditional Mexican cuisine.

Recipe for Vanilla Bean Sugar
This vanilla bean-flecked sugar uses the entire vanilla pod for an intense flavor.

3 Spices Missing From Your Morning Beverage
Morning Beverages can always use a switch-up. Try these three spices and experience new tastes tp brighten up your days.

Omelet With Fresh Chives and Cheddar
The mildly oniony flavor of fresh chives and a bit of cheddar enhance this simple, light omelet.

Corn on the Cob With Herb Butter - Recipe for Corn on the Cob With Fresh Herb Butter
Hot corn on the cob is spread with fresh herb butter in this delicious summertime treat.

Choosing & Storing Herbs & Spices
When it comes to herbs and spices -- even dried varieties -- freshness counts. Learn how to shop smart and store herbs and spices well to ensure optimal flavor.

Do-It-Yourself Spice Blends
For optimal freshness and customized flavor, try making your own spice blends. Homemade spice blends also make great gifts!

Parsley Recipes
Parsley lends a fresh note to these recipes.

Poppy Seed Recipes
Tiny poppy seeds add a subtle, nutty crunch to this collection of recipes

Best Grilled Paella Recipe by Spiceologist
This Grilled Paella recipe will put most to shame (don't tell the Chef). With extra flavors added from the grill, you will be dreaming days after about this dish.

Garlic and Tarragon Dressing over Kale Salad
This to die for Kale Salad recipe is brought to life with a Garlic and Tarragon Dressing created by Farmgirl Gourmet.

Farmgirl Gourmet Cuban Burger
This Cuban Burger created by Farmgirl Gourmet seems almost too good to be true as it combines fresh ingredients with that traditional Cuban flare.

Spiceologist Raspberry Chipotle Cream Cookies
Sweet and Spicy are combined by using Spicologist Raspberry Chipotle dry rub to create these incredible cream cookies.

Best Spice Blends: What Is Za’atar?
Za'atar is a traditional Middle Eastern blend that incorporates sumac, thyme, and sesame seeds, to give your taste buds a pleasant surprise.

Black Peppercorn Vs. White Peppercorn
White Peppercorns provide a unique savory and earthy flavor while promoting weight loss and improved digestion.

Top 3 Ways Marjoram Promotes Good Health
Marjoram, not to be confused with Oregano, is a delicate herb that provides many health benefits as well as sweet herbaceous flavor.

Jalapeños - Facts, Uses, Information
Jalapeos are peppers from Mexico that are relatively mild in heat and can be used in salsas, appetizers, and savory jellies.

What Is Mastic?
Mastic is sap from a tree native to Greek Island Chios. It possesses many health benefits and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.

The Spice With Better Flavor.. and Better For You
Green Peppercorns are the Black Peppercorns that are picked prematurely. They provide a subtler flavor and a whole lot of healthy goodness.

Spice Profile: Pink Peppercorns
Pink Peppercorns have a wide variety of uses. What you may not know however, is that they are considered part of the Cashew family!

Roasted Curry Cauliflower Recipe
Curry brings this bland roasted cauliflower to one of the most powerful​ dishes. It also provides antioxidants and fight inflammation.

Kitniot (Kitnios) Spices - Spices That Are Considered Kitniot (Kitnios) on Passover
Kitniot spices are not eaten by Ashkenazic Jews on Passover. These spices are considered kitniot (kitnios) by rabbinic authorities. Page 3.

Tips for Buying Kosher Herbs and Spices for Passover
This articles discusses tips for finding and buying Kosher for Passover herbs and spices, and explains some of the special issues pertaining to the Kosher for Passover certification of herbs and spices.

Buying Fresh Herbs and Whole Spices for Passover - Kosher for Passover Fresh Herbs and Whole Spices
Buying fresh herbs and whole spices is a great solution to getting the Kosher for Passover culinary accents you want. Page 2.

Grains of Paradise - Facts, Info, & Uses
Grains of Paradise do not contain any fragments or pieces of paradise, however, they are great for relieving arthritis pain as well as being easy to digest.

Recipe for Pita Chips with Za'atar Spice Blend
Za'atar is a delicious Middle Eastern spice blend that combines Sumac, Thyme, Black Pepper, and Sesame Seeds. It can be used to make these delectable homemade Pita Chips, which are a healthy alternative snack.

French Onion Soup With Thyme
Though French Onion Soup is traditionally made with beef stock, the vegetable stock in this recipe really lets the flavor of thyme shine through.

Herbs and spices infuse these nourishing winter warmers and refreshing cold soups with fantastic flavor.

Soup Accompaniments and Add-Ins - Dumplings, Matzo Balls, and Other Soup Embellisments
Dumplings, matzo balls, and recipes for other add-ins, accompaniments and embellishments for soup

Recipe for Healing Garlic Tonic Soup
This Garlic Tonic soup contains an abundance of antiviral and antimicrobial properties that can help fight colds and viruses. Plus, it tastes great!

3 Healthiest Spices: Saffron, Turmeric, Cinnamon
Saffron, Turmeric, and Cinnamon are three of the best health promoting spices that there are. They can fight inflammation and help improve overall health.

Fennel and Carrot Salad With Coriander-Lemon Vinaigrette
The flavor of Coriander is executed perfectly in this Fennel and Carrot salad. By combining with lemon in a vinaigrette, fennel and carrots are magically transformed into delicious vegetables.

DIY Curry Powder: Rules To Live By
Blending spices is truly an art. With these three rules you will be a master curry creator and ruler of your own favorite flavors.

Sweet Cicely - Facts & Uses
Sweet Cicely is know for its Anise Seed flavor and medicinal benefits.

Marigold - Facts & Uses
Marigold is a beautiful golden flower and a healthy edible herb that can easily be added to soups and salads.

Spice Facts: Saffron
There is a huge buzz about Saffron and while for good reason, Saffron has so many more secrets that are begging to be shared with the rest of the world.

Asafetida - Facts & Uses
Asafetida is a spice commonly used in India and the Middle East. It has a strong smell and flavor but can provide unique flavor if cooked properly.

Epazote - Facts & Uses
Epazote is commonly mistaken for weeds except in areas of Cental and Southern America where it has culinary use.

Matcha Green Tea- Facts & Uses
Matcha Green Tea has become increasingly popular. This is because it has a gentle caffeine affect as well as many health benefits.

Herbs, Spices & Health
Information on the health-promoting properties of herbs and spices, along with tips for safe use.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding - Information About Using Herbs and Spices in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Get information and helpful resources about using herbs and spices in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Learn about morning sickness remedies, herbs, spices, and pregnancy symptoms, cooking with herbs and spices in pregnancy, safe herbs in pregnancy and breastfeeding, herbs to enhance breastmilk supply, and other myths and facts related to herbs, spices and healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Facts and Uses of Black Cumin- Kala Jeera/Shahi Jeera
Black Cumin also known as Kala Jeera or Shahi Jeera is often confused with Nigella Sativa. While unrelated and vastly different, there are many characteristics that make them distinguishable.

Amchoor Mango Powder Uses & Facts
Amchur powder is made from the dry, ground rinds of mangoes. It is exclusively​ produced in India and can provide dishes with acidity without adding additional moisture.

Herbs and spices give a special twist to these smoothies, cocktails, and hot and cold thirst quenchers.

Black Pepper Recipes
Black pepper steps out of the background to get showcased in these recipes.

Cocktails - Cocktail and Drink Recipes Featuring Herbs and Spices
Recipes for classic cocktails and creative new drinks featuring herbs and spices.

Cold Drinks - Recipes for Non-Alcoholic Cold Drinks Featuring Herbs and Spices
Non-alcoholic cold drink recipes, including herb and spice-enhanced coolers, spritzers, mocktails, and ades.

Garam Masala Recipes
These recipes feature garam masala, an Indian spice blend that often contains black pepper, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and cumin.

Holidays and Special Occasions - Recipes and Menus for Holidays & Special Occasions
Herbs and spices make these holiday and special occasion recipes and menus memorable.

Hot Drinks
Warm up with these herbed and spiced hot drinks.

Cardamom Recipes
The complex herbal-sweet flavor of cardamom spices up these recipes.

Mustard Recipes
Mustard -- whether in seed form, ground, or prepared -- enhances these recipes.

Craving a tall, cool smoothie? Whip up your own sippable fruity indulgences and blended coffeehouse favorites.

Best Spices - Mixing Cocktails and Beverages
Spices can add an extra

Deviled Eggs With Chive Garnish
Easy and elegant, this favorite hors d'oeuvres and picnic take-along gets a lift from snipped chives and a dusting of paprika. Perfect for spring entertaining!

Recipe for Iced Tea With Lemongrass and Ginger
Lemongrass and ginger infuse this lightly sweetened, refreshing iced tea with subtle flavor.

Other Gifts
They might not be edible, but these herb and spice inspired crafts may just smell good enough to eat! Here, you'll find ideas for handmade presents that will satisfy your inner artist -- and your gift recipients.

Mocha Spice Sugar Body Scrub
The best homemade body scrub out there includes benefits from spices such as Cinnamon, Ginger, and Nutmeg. Now you can have beautiful skin and be frugal using only spices you have on hand!

Breakfast & Brunch
From savory herbed omelets to sweet spiced cereals, this collection of breakfast dishes is sure to satisfy!

Vegetarian Main Dishes
Herbs and spices enrich this international array of vegetarian entrees.

Greek Spanakopita With Mint (Spinach Pie)
Mint adds an extra depth to flavor in this twist of a traditional Greek Spinach Spanakopita making it the perfect dish to impress your guests.

Salad Dressings & Vinaigrettes - Recipes for Salad Dressings & Vinaigrettes Seasoned With Herbs and Spices
Skip the store-bought dressings, and upgrade your salads with these herb- and spice-seasoned salad dressing and vinaigrette recipes.

Garlic Recipes
Culinary workhorse garlic gets a chance to shine in recipes that show off its flavorful, aromatic attributes.

Want to jazz up your salad and vegetable repertoire? These seasonally-inspired recipes feature winning herb and spice accents, including spiced nuts, herbed vinaigrettes, and more.

Golden Beet Salad With Ginger and Garlic Dressing
You can use any type of beet to this incredible salad because the garlic and ginger scape dressing is what really gives this salad the

Tamarind Facts and Uses
Tamarind is a unique spice from Africa that is an ingredient in Worcestershire Sauce and has a signature sour flavor.

Hibiscus- Facts and Uses
Hibiscus is not only a beautiful flower, it also the perfect addition to many drinks and dishes!

Arugula: Facts and Health Benefits
Arugula brings a peppery kick to pizza, sandwiches, and burgers alike all while promoting healthy bones and preventing cancer.

Herb and Spice Product and Food Reviews - Reviews of Herb and Spice Related Products, Gadgets, Books, and Foods
Objective reviews of herbs and spice-related products, including kitchen gadgets, housewares, spices, herbs teas, and specialty foods.

Chicory- Coffee Substitute Information and General Facts
Roasted Chicory Root make a wicked cup of faux coffee. Chicory also has herbaceous leaves that can be added to salads!

Salt Overviews: Health and Culinary Uses
There are many different kinds of salt. Some are better tasting than others as well as better for you. Make sure you're consuming the right one!

Why You Should Make The Switch to Using Red Alaea Salt
Red Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt contains much less sodium chloride than table salt making it a great substitution for those watching their sodium intake.

Kokum Facts, Culinary Uses, and Health Benefits
Kokum is a tart and semi-sweet fruit related to the mangosteen plant. It helps fight heatstroke and cancer simultaneously as well as being a great addition to Indian cuisine.

Galangal Uses, Facts, and Health Benefits
Galangal is a tasty staple spice in Thai food and everything coconut. It is found in curries and soups alike, all while helping our bodies fight some serious pains.

Garlic and Herb Roasted Eggplant Recipe
The texture and flavor of eggplant is made irresistible in this dish using the addition of herbs, balsamic vinegar, and cherry tomatoes.

Jewish Apple Cake Recipe with Cinnamon and Sugar
This Jewish apple cake is moist, dense, and made with cinnamon- and sugar-coated apples. This recipe should result in a cake perfectly suited for a holiday dinner.

Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Syrup Infused With Mint
Chocolate mint denotes both the flavor and the mint variety used in this recipe for homemade chocolate mint syrup. If you don't have access to chocolate mint, you can use regular mint instead.

Sun Brewed Coffee With Mint Recipe
This recipe for Sun Brewed Coffee With Mint comes from artist Susan Tschantz. Her unusual coffee brewing technique is eco-friendly, and produces a lighter, more delicate result than standard brewing methods. She likes to infuse the coffee with mint to add another dimension of clean, refreshing flavor.

Moroccan-Spiced Carrot Dip Recipe
Moroccan spices are blended into this smooth, spicy-sweet carrot dip. Try it with pita chips or crudites, as part of a mezze platter, or as a nutritious condiment for sandwiches.

Chile Recipes
Add a subtle kick--or lots of heat--to your cooking with these chile-inflected recipes.

Grains & Pasta
Herbs and spices lend visual interest and lots of flavor to these wholesome grains and pastas.

Avocado and Pomegranate Salad With Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette
Avocado and Pomegranate Salad With Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette is a great side for any meal that needs to liven up. Fresh pomegranate nibs with a delectable Cumin dressing provide health benefits as well as impeccable flavor.

Wilted Baby Spinach With Garlic
Baby spinach gets treated to a quick saut with lots of garlic in this ultra-quick and savory recipe.

Spicy Peanut Noodles With Tofu
Firm Tofu combined with sticky sweet Peanut Sauce and a kick of heat will keep you coming back for more plate after plate!

Topolobampo Sopa Azteca made with Pasilla Chile
This famous tortilla soup utilizes the flavors of Pasilla peppers to bring life to the best soup you will ever have.

Cayenne Chiles
Cayenne Chiles are the most commonly used ground chile and for a wide variety of reasons. It can help increase metabolism and improve cholesterol while providing spicy flavor.

Bay Leaf- Sourcing, Storing, Uses and Facts
Dry and Fresh Bay Leaves are not always a perfect substitute for one another. Find out why!

These recipes get a special dose of flavor from herbs and spices, and are great choices for party fare or first courses.

Ghost Chili Pepper Jelly
A perfect match of traditional jelly with the unique heat you can only achieve with a ghost chili.

Proper Storage of Dried Herbs and Spices
Use these simple techniques to keep your spices and herbs fresh and flavorful and some cash while you're at it!

Herbs and spices add a unique touch to this collection of cake recipes.

Cookies & Bars
Satisfy your favorite cookie monster with these sweet little treats.

Sugar and spice -- like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and vanilla -- make desserts nice. You'll find those sweet standards here, along with less conventional herb and spice additions like lavender, basil, lemon verbena, black pepper, chiles, and saffron.

Fruit Desserts - Recipes for Fruit Desserts With Herbs and Spices
Fruit desserts -- whether made with fresh or cooked fruits -- are even better with the addition of complementary herbs and spices.

Pies and Tarts - Recipes for Dessert Pies and Tarts With Herbs and Spices
These pie and tart recipes feature herbs and spices that make dessert special.

Sugar and Spice Frosting - Recipe for White Chocolate Sugar and Spice Frosting
Frosting is taken to another level with this spice enhanced mixture. Flavors of fresh vanilla bean and crystallized ginger take any dessert from bland to bold.

Spice Profile: Aleppo Pepper
So why all of a sudden is your mother, cousin, next door neighbor, and favorite TV Chef cooking with Aleppo Pepper? Because Aleppo Pepper has a great history of providing taste buds with great flavor.

Dips and Spreads
Perfect for parties, or just for slathering on bread, these herbed and spiced dips and spreads are sure to please.

Herb Butter - A Simple Recipe for Fresh Herb Butter
Love butter but just bored of the same ol' taste? Break up with bland butter and add some herb butter to liven your favorite dishes!

How To Incorporate Spice Into Your Life
Learn the essential tips and tricks for adding spice to your life!

Celery Seed Health Benefits - Why You Should Use Celery Seed
Celery Seed is a tiny seed with big flavor, not only that but it can help fight inflammation, kill bacteria, ward off mosquitos and much more!

Five-Spice Plum Sauce - Recipe for Chinese Five-Spice Plum Sauce
Chinese five-spice powder, garlic and ginger flavor this delectable -- and easy to prepare -- Five-Spice Plum Sauce.

Colcannon (Irish Potatoes with Kale and Nutmeg)
Colcannon recipes commonly call for cabbage (and copious amounts of butter). This lightened version skips the excess fat, and gets a nutrient boost from kale, another traditional -- if lesser known -- addition to the nutmeg-accented Irish potato dish.

Fruits of the sea are beautifully enhanced by the earth's herbs and spices.

Main Dishes
Learn how to use herbs and spices to advantage in a wide array of main dishes. You'll find recipes for everything from American comfort foods to international cuisines, and will discover how various herb and spice combinations give those cuisines their unique flavors.

Baked Salmon Fillets with Rosemary and Citrus
Salmon fillets are transformed into a gourmet entree with a delicious sprinkle of rosemary and drizzle of olive oil.

Potato Salad with Celery Seed Dressing
This Potato Salad is taken from ordinary to extraordinary with the addition of Celery Seed Dressing.

Best Herbed Pasta
Oregano brings out the earthy and delicate flavors of pasta paired with citrus and the bite of chili flake in this incredible pasta dish.

What Is Oregano? Health Benefits and Uses
Oregano is a strong earthy herb that can make your marinara perfect and help ulcers simultaneously!

Lavender, Vanilla & Honey Face Scrub - Recipe for Lavender, Vanilla & Honey Facial Scrub
Calming lavender and vanilla are combined with hydrating honey in this gentle sugar-based facial scrub that won't break the bank!

Rosemary Uses, Facts, and Nutrition
Rosemary, a relative of the Mint family, is a delicious herb that can be used in everything from dipping oils to roasted meats.

What Is Caraway Seed? Caraway Seed Facts and Uses
The smell of a Caraway Seed has an initial sweet and soothing odor followed by a spicy sharpness. The flavor resembles much of the odor, providing flavors of sweetness, bitterness, sharp spicy flavor.

Uses of Parsley Leaves and Dry Parsley
Parsley is a diverse herb with an earthy and bright taste- it can bring a savory and colorful element to many different delicious dishes! Find out the best ways here.

Everything You Need To Know About Coriander
A Coriander plant provides both herb and spice as well as a delicious warm, nutty, citrus taste that can even be enjoyed by itself!

Banana Chai Smoothie - Recipe for Banana Smoothie With Spiced Chai Tea
This Banana Smoothie makes and excellent breakfast for Chai Tea lovers that need a change of pace and an even better dessert for those health conscious beings with the occasional sweet tooth!

How To Use Fennel
A Fennel plant provides both herbs and spices and therefore has an astounding amount of uses both in the culinary realm as well as hygiene.

Strawberry Banana Ginger Smoothie
Ginger brings freshness to this easy to make delicious (and ultra healthy) fruit smoothie!

Marinated Beef tenderloin with Lavender and Fresh Thyme
Beef tenderloin is marinated to perfection with culinary grade lavender, fresh thyme, and other aromatic spices.

Appetizers & Dips
Whet your appetite or entertain guests with appetizers, dips, and sauces made delectable by herbs and spices.

Breakfast Muffins with ground Fenugreek Seeds
Ground Fenugreek Seeds are combined with bacon and eggs to add nutrients back into a convenient breakfast that you won't regret.

Chicken with Wasabi Crust
This wasabi crusted chicken breasts is hands down the best use of wasabi. The sophistication of wasabi powder mixed with other asian inspired ingredients is a crowd pleaser.

Garlic Soy Bok Choy
Garlic makes a perfect accent for this delicate and sweet baby Bok Choy dish transforming it into an elegant masterpiece.

Chicken Adobo with Annatto Seed
Learn to execute the use of annatto seeds flawlessly in this simple Chicken Adobo recipe.

The Spice Trade and The Silk Road
The Spice Trade is a miraculous example of how exploration and yearn for discovery influenced The Spice Trade.

Puddings, Parfaits, and Trifles - Recipes for Puddings, Parfaits, Trifles, and Other Spoon Desserts
Recipes for puddings, parfaits, trifles, and other spoon desserts featuring herb and spice accents.

Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter - Recipe for Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter Spread
Cinnamon can add health benefits and flavor by combining it with Peanut Butter for a better flavor for that traditional sandwich or snack dip experience.

Why Thyme Is The Best Multi-use Spice
Thyme has had many different uses throughout history including practices for embalming and spirits; although the greatest is still the culinary use!

Tropical Fresh Ginger Smoothie
Getting bored of the same daily fruit smoothie? Kick it up a notch with fresh Ginger and you are sure to liven it back up!

Curry Recipes
Curry brings a taste of India, Asia and the Caribbean to these recipes.

Curried Couscous With Roasted Sweet Potatoes
This Curried Couscous will make the best side dish for any occasion. It can also be easily adapted to please all taste preferences!

Muffins make great on-the-go breakfasts, brunch treats, or afternoon pick-me-ups. Herbs and spices stirred into the batter make these muffins special.

These cakes, cookies and quick breads are perfect for brunch, teatime, coffee breaks and dessert.

Baked Goods
Herbs and spices lend unique flavor to this collection of savory and sweet baked goods, including quick breads, muffins, biscuits, and crackers.

The Best Gingerbread Cookies
These delectable Gingerbread Cookies are multi-use and incomparable to taste with the use of quality dry ground ginger.

Cinnamon-Seared Pork Tenderloin With Mango Chutney
Searing all sides of a tenderloin trap in moisture for the best pork ever. Pair with Mango Chutney for a gourmet yet convenient and quick meal.

Top 4 Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is a super spice with anti-inflammatory properties as well as its promotion of brain function. Learn the other benefits Turmeric has to give!

The Benefits and Flavor of Ginger
Fresh and dry ginger have a similar tastes and aromas. Both are woody and citrus in smell and pungent and spicy in taste. But did you know that ginger also helps relieve pain and increase blood flow?

Mint Uses and Types
There are several different hybrids of the mint herb, the two most popular being peppermint and spearmint. Uses of these types range from fresh to dry leaves and are found in a wide array of dishes.

Kuhn Rikon Vase Spice Grinder Review - Review of Kuhn Rikon's Vase Spice Grinder System
Learn here if the Kuhn Rikon Vase Spice Grinder is for you, or not. There are many pros and cons to using this type of kitchen tool.

Great Gadgets & Tools - Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets and Tools for Herb & Spice Lovers
This collection of tools and gadgets simplifies and enhances the experience of working with herbs and spices, and helps make cooking a joy!

Top 5 Cookbooks for Herb & Spice Lovers
All cookbooks utilize herbs and spices in their recipes, but these stand out for their thorough, passionate, discussion of herbs and spices, and supremely useful instructions for their selection and use.

3 Things You Don’t Know About Cinnamon
Cinnamon is used prevalently throughout the world. What you may not know is what it is, the different grades, and what type of Cinnamon you are actually using.

What Are Dill Seeds?
Dill Seed has been used throughout history as a healer of wounds especially for Roman Soldiers. However, it also has many culinary uses.

Clove: A Winter Spice
Cloves are the flower buds of an evergreen tree that are picked prematurely. They are then dried and used to warm up during those dull winter months to bring us a sensation of heat and intense flavor.

Why Garlic Breath Is A Thing
Garlic has been used in food, medicine, and magic for centuries. While we cannot completely rid of garlic breath, we do know what causes it.

Why Pumpkin Spice Should Not Be Taken For Granted
Pumpkin Spice was originally used to better the flavor of Pumpkin squash. Nowadays we find it in everything. Pumpkin Spice is worth praising for the benefits we reap from it, especially during fall months.

What is Nigella Sativa?
Nigella Seeds are commonly mistaken for black onion seed and black sesame seeds. However, they are vastly different and bring both great flavor and texture to many Indian dishes.

The Chia Seed Craze
Chia Seeds have grown in popularity and for good reason. They are unique which gains attentions and they pack such a nutrient punch for such an incredibly tiny seed.

Ten Spice Storage Options - Racks, Organizers, and More
Herbs and spices are a must-have in any kitchen, but keeping all of those jars in order can be quite a challenge. Here are some great options for keeping your herb and spice collection accessible while keeping your kitchen organized. From attractive countertop spice racks to cabinet and in-drawer organizers, there are possibilities to suit every kitchen and cook.

Bee Balm or Bergamot?
Bee Balm is also known as Bergamot perhaps because of the citrus similarities in the aroma and flavor of Bee Balm to that of the Bergamot Orange fruit.

The Best Cayenne Pepper Substitute
Chile de Arbol is arguable related to Cayenne Chile and Pequin Chile. Similar in taste and SHU level, Arbol Chiles are your best bet to replace Cayenne Pepper during your culinary creations.

The Most Beautiful Spice On Earth
Beautifully grown and flavor packed, Star Anise provides culinary creations an extra kick around the globe. With many health benefits and anti-fungal properties, Star Anise is not a spice you want to overlook.

How Sage is Healthy For Your Brain
Throughout history Sage has been used to increase longevity and help keep your brain in tip-top shape by enhancing memory.

Paprika: Tasty, Not Tasteless
Paprika is used all over the world in many different dishes from specialty dishes such as Paprikash to garnishes over simple eats. Aside from the unique subtle flavor from sundried peppers, Paprika also contains essential vitamins and minerals.

Does Lemongrass Contain Cholesterol?
Lemongrass does not contain cholesterol and provides many essential vitamins and minerals along with antioxidant properties.

Mace: A Nutmeg's Hug
Mace is the outer aril of a Nutmeg seed. With a threadlike appearance and similar taste to Nutmeg, Mace provides peppery notes not found in its counterpart.

Spice Profile: Yellow Mustard Seeds
Yellow Mustard seeds are widely known to be used in pickling and canning but can also be used to make a traditional yellow mustard. It has many uses and healthy components but be careful not to eat too much of this delectable spice!

Tarragon Tales
Tarragon is a unique herb that provides a strong, pungent taste with hints of anise, fennel, and mint. The two main types of Tarragon are drastically different.

Using Spices on the BBQ
Are you a die-hard griller? Do not make these rookie mistakes. Follow these 3 simple rules and make barbecue greatness every time.

Go Basil, Not Spinach!
Basil is an herb high in Vitamin K content and is related to the mint family. It provides you that fresh, excellent taste.

Very Vanilla
Vanilla Beans are such a fascinating spice. They are so sweet smelling and tasting and help all of our favorite desserts simply perfect.

Take Your Taste Buds to Africa
4 Spice Blends native to the African Continent. Includes Dukkah, Harissa, Ras el Hanout and Berbere.

Savory: Which Type Is Better?
Two types of Savory are generally used. While they share some similarities they are also vastly different.

The Best Kept Secret Spice
Annatto is found all over the world whether you notice or not. Learn more about Annatto seed and why it is the best kept secret!

Why Wasabi Is Weird
Wasabi, also known as Japanese Horseradish is amazing and weird because of its history and facts!

One Spice Not Too Hot for Summer
Ghost Chilies are a diverse pepper with practical uses and an even better flavor, in moderation!

Is Fenugreek Greek?
Fenugreek spices are confusing with a sweet smell that follows with a strong pungent flavor.

Spice Profile: Lavender
Most of us know Lavender from the fragrances and pillow sprays we use for relaxations. Few known that Lavender has culinary uses and if they do, often no knowledge of how one actually uses it.

An Easy Way To Amp Up Vanilla Ice Cream
A simple, 2-ingredient hack to create an ice cream flavor you can easily make without an ice cream maker.

The Sweet Taste of Poppy Seed
Poppy Seeds can have a sweet and nutty odor similar to an almond but are very subtle to the human nose. You may not know there are two different kinds of Poppy Seeds; White Poppy Seeds and Black Poppy Seeds.

The Best Ways to Use Szechuan Peppercorn
Any spice that tastes like you are holding a nine volt battery to your tongue should make any person weary which is why so long ago I had often thought “why would any one cook with a Szechuan Peppercorn?”

Five Fruit Powders You Need In Your Life
I will admit it. I have thought about being a fruitarian because most fruits are sweet and down right delicious. Even if you are not as fruit crazy, there are certain fruity flavors you need in your life.

What is Cilantro?
Cilantro is the herb that grows on a Coriander Plant. Native to Southern Europe, these plants were also commonly found in West Asia, and certain parts of Africa.

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Homemade Gifts
Fragrant herbs and spices make great inspirations for homemade gifts. From the ephemeral pleasure of freshly baked treats, to more lasting craft items, you'll find ideas for handcrafted, heartfelt gifts that you'll be proud to give.

Passover Cooking - Recipes, Tips and Gadgets for Passover Cooking
A collection of Kosher for Passover recipes featuring herbs and spices, along with tips for buying and using herbs and spices on Passover.

Passover Desserts
In these Kosher for Passover recipes, sweet treats are made special with herbs and spices.

Vegetables and Salads - Kosher for Passover Vegetable and Salad Recipes
These Kosher for Passover vegetable and salad recipes feature herb and spice enhancements.

Fish Main Dishes - Kosher for Passover Fish Main Dishes
Kosher for Passover fish main dishe recipes, featuring flavorful herbs and spices.

Meat Main Dishes - Kosher for Passover Meat Main Disher
These herb- and spice-accented, Kosher for Passover meat main dishes make crowd-pleasing entrees for your Seder meal.

Potatoes and Starchy Vegetables - Kosher for Passover Potato and Starchy Vegetable Recipes
Enhanced with herbs and spices, these Kosher for Passover potatoes and starchy vegetables make great replacements for breads, pastas, and grain dishes that aren't permitted on Passover.

Spreads and Dips - Kosher for Passover Spread and Dip Recipes
Recipes for herbed and spiced Kosher for Passover spreads and dips, perfect for serving with matzoh or crudites.

Charoset Recipes - Kosher for Passover Charoset Recipes
A collection of both familiar and exotically-spiced Kosher for Passover charoset recipes from around the world.

Frozen Treats
Herbs and spices flavor these cool, creamy treats.

Soups and Accompaniments - Recipes for Kosher for Passover Soups and Accompaniments
Recipes for Kosher for Passover soups and soup accompaniments, flavored with herbs and spices.

Vegetarian Main Dishes - Kosher for Passover Vegetarian Main Dishes
Celebrate Passover, also known as Chag Ha'Aviv, or the Festival of Spring, with these vegetarian main dishes.

Food Gifts
Treat friends and family to delicious herb- and spice-inflected gifts from your kitchen.

Mother's Day - Recipes, Menus, and Gifts for the Herb and Spice Loving Mom
From a Mother's Day brunch menu to herb- and spice- inspired gift ideas, you'll find ways show Mom how much you appreciate her.

Chinese Five-Spice Recipes - Recipes featuring Chinese Five-Spice powder
Find recipes for foods made with Chinese Five-Spice spice blend.

Cinnamon Recipes
Cinnamon adds comforting warmth and a delectable fragrance to this collection of recipes, both savory and sweet.

Breads With Herbs & Spices - Recipes for Breads Made With Herbs & Spices
Revive the lost art of baking homemade bread with these herb- and spice-enhanced recipes.

Biscuits & Scones
There's nothing like homemade biscuits or scones, fresh from the oven, to make a simple meal, teatime, or coffee break special. Plus, they're so easy to prepare, you can whip up a batch at whim!

Sauces - Recipes for Sauces Made With Herbs and Spices
Add a finishing touch to entrees, side dishes, and desserts with this collection of herb and spice enhanced sauces.

Herb and Spice Basics - Basics About Choosing, Buying, Storing, Growing, and Using Herbs & Spices
An introduction to herbs and spices, including definitions, choosing and storing herbs and spices, growing tips, buying guides, and product reviews.

Fruity Ginger Beer Smoothie - Recipe for Fruit Smoothie With Ginger Beer
This fruity drink gets a kick from juice-sweetened, non-alcoholic ginger beer. Refreshing and light, it does double-duty as a smoothie or mocktail.

Honey and Spice Cake With Date Jam - Recipe for Honey and Spice Cake With Date Jam
This Honey and Spice Cake is moist, slightly sticky, and just sweet enough. Delicious the day it is baked, this aromatic honey cake is also great a day or two later, as the subtle spice flavor will continue to develop in complexity. Serve it plain, or with the simple date jam. For a truly indulgent dessert, add a dollop of freshly whipped cream or lightly sweetened mascarpone.

Peanut Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
Cinnamon spices up this frosty banana and peanut butter smoothie.

Cayenne Cheddar Biscuits
A touch of cheddar balances cayenne's spicy kick in these light, flaky biscuits.

Herbed Vegetable Soup Recipe - Herbs and Spices
Even though it's not stock-based, this warming vegetable soup has plenty of flavor thanks to the liberal use of herbs and spices. Plus, because success doesn't rely on exact measurements, this recipe is a great candidate for experimentation -- try adding beans or changing the vegetables to suit your taste.

Oven Roasted Caribbean Spiced Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Enhanced with lime, honey, and a spice blend that includes garlic, ginger, allspice and chili, this recipe works well year-round.

Roasted Salmon With Lemon Dill Sauce - Recipe
This recipe, which pairs roasted salmon with lemon dill sauce, makes for an elegant and classic dish that's surprisingly quick and easy to prepare.

Balsamic Tomato Salad Recipe
This simple salad of tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar and olive oil absolutely bursts with flavor. It's a good way to rescue lackluster supermarket tomatoes, though it's best when made with succulent vine-ripe summer tomatoes.

Indian Pudding (Egg-Free) - Recipe for Eggless Colonial American Indian Pudding
Colonial Americans referred to corn as

Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
Cumin's warm herbal notes blend beautifully with the tang of fresh limes. Use this as a salad dressing or try it as a marinade for meat, poultry or fish.

Strawberries with Balsamic Black Pepper Recipe
Balsamic vinegar and black pepper intensify the flavor of strawberries and bring out their sweetness. They're great with both sweet and savory dishes.

Penne "Alfredo" With Basil Sauce - Recipe from Barilla for Penne "Alfredo" With Basil Sauce
This healthy recipe for Penne

Summer Rolls With Mint
Mint's fresh flavor brightens these light and delicious Thai-inspired summer rolls.

Black Pepper and Strawberry Scones
The natural affinity between black pepper and strawberries is showcased in these hybrid sweet and savory scones. Try them warm from the oven with butter or whipped heavy cream and strawberry preserves.

Zaatar Olive Whole Wheat Challah - Recipe for Whole Wheat Challah With Zaatar and Green Olives
Enhanced with zaatar and green olives, this savory challah gets a nutritious boost from whole wheat. Zaatar Olive Whole Wheat Challah is delicious with hummus or cheese, and makes a great choice for turkey or grilled chicken sandwiches.

Strawberry Ginger Broiled Grapefruit
Broiled just long enough melt the strawberry and ginger topping, these grapefruits are an intriguing mix of warm and cool, sweet and tart.

Cinnamon Hazelnut Meltaways
The delicate, melt-in-your-mouth texture of these cookies is reminiscent of Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies. Warming cinnamon spices up this hazelnut-based version of the teatime classic.

Mini Hamantashen With Poppy Seed Dough - Poppy Seed Hamantashen Recipe
Hamantashen are three-cornered, filled pastries served during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Inspired by the poppy seed filling in many traditional hamantashen recipes, this bite-sized version has poppy seeds baked right into the dough.

Guacamole for Purists
Mellow avocado, pungent garlic, and sprightly lemon juice balance each other perfectly in this ultra-easy guacamole recipe.

Herbed and Spiced Goat Cheese Buttons
Herbs and spices transform a simple log of goat cheese into party-worthy fare.

Pistachio & Mint-Crusted Wild Salmon - Recipe for Salmon Topped With A Pistachio and Mint Crust
A pistachio, fresh mint, and bread crumb crust tops wild salmon (or other favorite fish) in this easy, healthy recipe.

Winter Spice Sugar Plum Bonbons - Recipe for Almond-Stuffed Sugar Plums with Winter Spices
These beautiful little Winter Spice Sugar Plum Bonbons are naturally sweet, and feature a winning combination of plump prunes and spiced almond paste, topped with crunchy almonds. They keep well, so they make great gifts. Plus, since there's no cooking or cutting involved, this is a great recipe for kids -- it'll keep them occupied, and they'll love getting permission to play with food!

Chile-Spiced Candied Peanuts - Recipe for Spicy Candied Peanuts
These chile-spiced candied peanuts mix sweet with subtle saltiness, and get a spicy kick from a touch of cayenne pepper. They're perfect with beer, and make a great homemade gift.

Garlic Roasted Mushrooms With Pasta - Recipe for Pasta With Garlic Roasted Mushrooms
Featuring garlic roasted mushrooms accented with herbs, this rustic pasta dish is earthy, satisfying, and simple to prepare.

Susie Fishbein's Lamb Chops With Parsley Pesto - Kosher for Passover Lamb Chops With Parsley Pesto from Passover by Design
Susie Fishbein's recipe for Kosher for Passover Lamb Chops With Parsley Pesto features a delicious parsley sauce redolent of fresh mint, garlic and rosemary.

Cherry Vanilla Ricotta Tart - Recipe for Ricotta Cheese Tart With Cherries and Vanilla
Fresh cherries and vanilla flavor this sweet ricotta dessert tart.

Asian Slaw Recipe with Ginger Soy and Sesame
This healthy Asian slaw recipe features flavors of soy, sesame and ginger and serves as an ideal side dish for a variety of Far East fare, especially Korean or Japanese cuisine.

Carrot Salad With Parsley
Bring a taste of spring to the table all year round with this crunchy carrot salad, accented with fresh parsley.

Broccoli Raab With Garlic & Hot Pepper
Garlic and a touch of hot pepper perfectly complement broccoli raab in this simple preparation.

Cranberry-Blueberry Sauce With Crystallized Ginger
Tart cranberries and sweet dried blueberries -- both native North American fruits -- get a dose of sweet heat from crystallized ginger in this festive cranberry sauce. A natural accompaniment to Thanksgiving turkey, it's also great spooned over baked brie.

Butternut and Roasted Corn Chowder With Garam Masala
Roasted corn and butternut squash add textural interest to this velvety, garam masala-scented soup. Easy and relatively quick to prepare, this filling chowder would be perfect with crusty bread and salad on a cold winter night.

Quick Vegetable Stock
Need stock for a recipe but have none on hand? Try this quick vegetable version, made with a short list of fridge and pantry staples. This recipe yields about 4 cups of stock, so it's a great choice if you don't want to deal with leftovers. It's also easily doubled if you need more.

Spice-Crusted Tofu With Avocado Salsa - Recipe for Spiced Tofu With Avocado Salsa
A cooling avocado salsa tops oven-fried, spice-crusted tofu in a dish inspired by the flavors of India and Southeast Asia.

How to Store Fresh Herbs in Vases of Water
One solution to keeping herbs fresh is to store them in vases of water, just like a bouquet of flowers. Use these tips to keep your herbs fresher longer.

Stellar Online Sources for Herbs & Spices
Whether you're searching for an exotic spice, or just want to stock your pantry with the best quality herbs and spices, these online vendors are the sources to turn to.

Thanksgiving Recipes
It's hard to imagine a Thanksgiving menu that doesn't include sweet potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce to name a few iconic holiday foods. But there's plenty of room for personalization. Whether you prefer the most traditional preparations, or take a more eclectic approach, it's the herbs and spices you choose that will create the flavors you desire.

The 5 Step Spice Cabinet Clean Sweep - What To Toss, Where To Replenish, and How To Store and Organize Your Herbs and Spices
Have you ever fumbled around your pantry searching bay leaves? Do you wonder just how long that cumin has been languishing in the back of the cabinet? Do you have 4 different spice racks, none of which fit the bill? It's time for a Spice Cabinet Clean Sweep! Learn how to organize your herbs and spices for space saving and easy access.

Choosing & Storing Herbs & Spices
When it comes to herbs and spices -- even dried varieties -- freshness counts. Learn how to shop smart and store herbs and spices well to ensure optimal flavor.

Top 5 Herbs and Spices for Winter Woes
Feeling under the weather when winter is at its worst is no fun. But these herbs and spices can help soothe you - and may even help you get well faster.

Super Simple Herb and Spice Ideas
With just a few ingredients and a couple of minutes, you can turn plain food special -- and maybe even spectacular. It's all in the herbs and spices!