December 27, 2019

Recipe Roundup: Grapefruit

Recipe Roundup: Grapefruit
Grapefruit offers a refreshing, bright flavor with a hint of sweetness to many dishes. We've gathered some of our favorite recipes to help brighten up your winter days.

December 19, 2019

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Warm Up With These Winter Cocktails

Quick and Easy: Just Add Booze

Keep a few of these mixers on hand for quick and easy cocktails that taste fancy and delicious but require no effort. All you have to do is add the spirit of your choice!

December 11, 2019

Spice It Up: Cloves

Spice It Up: Cloves

About

Cloves are made from the unopened flower buds of the clove tree, a small tropical member of the evergreen family. The tree is native to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia, also known as the “Spice Islands”, although it’s also grown in Madagascar and Tanzania. When the flower buds change from a pale green color to a bright red color, they are harvested and dried. Named after its distinctive shape, the word clove comes from the Latin word clavus, meaning nail. The dried flower buds can be used for cooking and seasoning as well as medicinal purposes

December 9, 2019

Spice It Up: Vanilla


The word vanilla is sometimes used for things that are boring, blah or basic. However, true food lovers know that vanilla is anything but plain. Its complex flavor profile, laborious growing process and interesting history all contribute to what makes this spice so intriguing.
Spice It Up: Vanilla

About

It grows as a vine and can be up to 300 feet long. The vine features pale green-yellow flowers that, when pollinated, grow a fruit that looks like a string bean. It takes about nine months for a vanilla pod to ripen, and then it must undergo a long and tedious curing process. The little specks that you can see in high-quality vanilla bean ice cream are the tiny black speeds that fill vanilla pods.