How To Add Flavor to Your Water with Natural Add-Ins.

by Chris Gardner

Almost a year ago, I asked Curbliers for their favorite DIY Flavored water recipes. A few days ago, money-management blog Wise Bread offered eight recipes to give your water a little extra zing on the cheap.

How To Add Flavor to Your Water with Natural Add-Ins.

1. Salt – Adds electrolytes per those fancy, sugared up sports drinks.

2. Ginger - If you like spices, ginger is a great way to add a "zing" to your water.

3. Citrus – Freeze citrus zest within ice cubes.

4. Herbs - Mint, lemongrass, and...

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Use your spices, and use them well. (Volume II)

by Chris Gardner

Volume I resides here.


Use your spices, and use them well. (Volume II)
Curry Powder
    Though there is a tree called Curry Leaf that’s native to India, curry almost always refers to any number of spice blends used in Indian and Southeastern Asian cooking. There’s no standard blend, but most include cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, fennel, fenugreek, and dried chiles. Turmeric is used to give yellow curries their color, and paprika for red curries, and a combination of both for orange-colored curries...

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How to: Use Your Spices, and Use Them Well (Volume I)

by Chris Gardner

Spices are the dried seeds, fruits, or berries of plants and vegetables. [Dried herbs are the dried leaves, stems, or flowers of plants-and are rediculously inferior to their fresh counterparts.] So, throw away your 30-year-old rusty jar of nutmeg, and embrace the flavors of the world. There’s good reason the explorers of the late Middle Ages traveled the world, and started wars, for this stuff.

 

How to: Use Your Spices, and Use Them Well (Volume I)



A word about whole spices:
    Buying whole...

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