BASIL(ISK)
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BASIL(ISK)

So I’ve been doing nothing lately, just trying to make myself write something and at laaaaast the day has come for me to write the long overdue post about basil. Not to waste too much of your time, skip and…

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BACK IN BLACK
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BACK IN BLACK

As it’s said in the title, today I am talking about something black: black seed, black cumin (many names, same thing). It’s not the same as caraway or cumin seeds so read carefully. 😀 Nigella sativa (Kalonji or simply Nigella) is an annual flowering plant in…

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ROSEMARY’S BABY
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ROSEMARY’S BABY

New post, new spice! And also one of my favorites- rosemary. I love everything about it, from smell to taste and I put it everywhere (which is not so good for others but c’est la vie, I cook, I make…

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CUMIN FOR US
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CUMIN FOR US

  CUMIN Cumin is native to the Levant and Upper Egypt. It now grows in most hot countries, especially India, North Africa, China and the Americas.  Cumin was known to the Egyptians five millennia ago; the seeds have been found…

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WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE SPICE: SAFFRON
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WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE SPICE: SAFFRON

After a short holiday break I’m back with my saffron post. :)) hope y’all are healthy, cheerful and fat 🙂   Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the saffron crocus. Crocus is a genus in the family Iridaceae. Saffron…

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