Contents tagged with Spice of life

  • Spice of Life - Cinnamon

    Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine. It is the brown bark of the cinnamon tree, which is available in its dried tubular form known as a quill or as ground powder. The two varieties of cinnamon, Chinese and Ceylon, have similar flavor, however the cinnamon from Ceylon is slightly sweeter, more refined and more difficult to find in local markets.


    It is said that one of the spices that inspired Columbus to go looking for India was Cinnamon. Cinnamon is …

  • Spice of Life - Turmeric

    I am from India, the land of spices.  I was told by a friend that my home is painted in the colors of spices, and a co-worker characterized my nature as "spicy".  So, when I thought about writing for Vegan42, what else should I start with, but spices?

    This is the first in my series of articles on spices - Turmeric.


    In India, I grew up eating turmeric everyday.  The pungent aroma of turmeric cooking was ever present in my house. I remember my mother making us drink …


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