In the pantry: Cloves

Native to Indonesia, cloves are tiny dried aromatic flower buds that come from clove trees. When used for cooking, people use it for its sweet, but peppery aromatics. Available either grounded or whole, the spice can be used for sweet or savoury, for meats, and even drinks (think mulled wine). However, even though it may appear like a tiny nail it should be used in … Continue reading In the pantry: Cloves

In the pantry: Lebanese seven spice

Don’t be deceived by its name. While it may have ‘seven spice’ in its name, this mixture of ground up spices actually has eight ingredients: Pepper, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, and cardamom. Otherwise known as baharat, it’s often used in Middle Eastern cooking for its balanced woody and slightly sweet aromas as a rub for meat, such as lamb or beef. It’s also … Continue reading In the pantry: Lebanese seven spice