Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Cloves - pic by jronaldlee via flickr
Cloves are an aromatic SPICE made from the flower buds of a tree originally native to Indonesia.

Cloves are used in numerous dishes for their unique flavor and aroma.

The link below is to an article written by fellow Hub writer, crazyhorseghost, and includes some very good information on certain Home Remedy uses for Cloves.

Natural Home Remedies, Cloves

Check it out.


Thursday, May 10, 2012


Carolina Allspice - pic by Denroica cerulea
Allspice is a true spice.  

It is the pea-sized fruit of an evergreen tree that grows in the Caribbean.  
 It has a delicate flavor that resembles a combination of Cloves, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg.
Whole, it is used with pickles, meats, and boiled fish as well as in gravies.  
 In Scandinavian countries, it is used in a marinade to pickle fish. 
When Ground up,  it is used in puddings, relishes, fruit preserves and baked dishes. 
In the US, it is used in making cold cut meats and to flavor cookies and cakes.

from the Book FOOD FACTS by Don Bobbitt.

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Monday, May 7, 2012


dark chocolate
Chocolate pic by jules stonescup via flickr

All About Chocolates And The Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

This article written by fellow Hubber, rajan jolly is a fantastic overview of the different chocolates, their sources, how they are used, as well as detailed nutritional data and several videos.

Check it out.