Tag: Spices

Baking and Sweet Endings

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake

An easy to make cake that is moist, light and full of the fall spices we all love so much! In my books, if it’s made with buttermilk then I’m sold! Makes A 9” Square Pan 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 cup tinned pumpkin or homemade puree** ½ each vegetable oil & […]

Egg & Brunch Dishes

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Oh yum…it’s pumpkin time again! These pancakes will definitely fit the bill on Thanksgiving morning!  You can easily cut the recipe in half if you only want 8 pancakes. Makes Approximately 16 Pancakes 2 cups unbleached flour (you can use 1/2 cup wholewheat flour) 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. baking powder 1 […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Zucchini Coffee Cake

You’d hardly know it’s zucchini season if you looked in our kitchen!  Joking!  I have to admit there’s a whole lot of things being make using zucchini these days!  And this moist, spicy, quick to make, cake is one of them.   It’s great with not only coffee but we’ve had it for breakfast too! It […]

My Stories

Have Spice Kit Will Travel

A “guest article” for Oracibo…..me? I sent an email to Phyllis extolling the wonders of the Internet for finding recipes and she suggested I write an article so here goes. Do you travel? My husband and I spent a couple of months each winter renting a casita (a two bedroom condo type place) on a […]

Good Things to Know

Curry Powder

This curry powder is a Malaysian style one. The cuisine is a mixture of Indian, Chinese and Malay to name a few.  I consider this to be my “house” curry powder when I am cooking Asian. Hope you enjoy the exotic taste as much as we do. It’s pretty darned good in curried butternut squash […]

Baking and Sweet Endings

Poached Pears

An excellent, light dessert of pears poached in wine and spices. I love the juices!  We get our pears from our farmer’s market in the fall when they are in season here. Cookies might be something nice to enjoy with the pears. Makes 4 Servings 4 Bosc pears, peeled & cored, seeds removed (a melon […]

Good Things to Know

Chinese Five-Spice Powder

This is a spice mix I always keep on hand…it’s wonderfully aromatic! Makes approx. ¼ cup 1 Tbsp. Szechewan peppercorns (see note below) 8 star anise(see note below) 6 whole cloves 1 – 1 ½” piece cinnamon stick, crushed coarse 1 Tbsp. fennel seeds Equipment: electric spice or coffee grinder (used solely for grinding spices) […]