Spicing things up

We have accumulated a vast array of herbs and spices and so I thought I’d share a list of the main ones for easy reference but found this good site so why reinvent the wheel?:  http://www.french-at-a-touch.com/Words-Phrases/herbs_spices_words_phrases.htm

You’ll see that some are easy like:  cumin = cumin, but others are misleading like: nutmeg = muscarde (you wouldn’t want to mistake it for mustard!)

By the way, I just found out (by watching American Masterchef) that the herb called “cilantro” in American recipes is what we call coriander.

Speaking of which, we bought a few herb plants (coriander, mint and parsley) and hung a planter box outside the kitchen window, along with a cherry tomato plant and we are excited to have a few tiny tomatoes appearing.

Hope that the birds that greet us with song each morning don’t notice them.

A tout a l’heure


About frenchfry36

South African by birth, British by right, Australian by oath, French by choice.
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2 Responses to Spicing things up

  1. Denise says:

    Been reading and enjoying your blog. A foodie, after my own heart.

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