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Using Chinese Five Spice in Your Cooking

If you’ve ever been cooking and wanted to punch up your dinner with a unique flavor that’s balanced but defined, you should try adding Chinese five spice! What exactly is this traditional Chinese spice blend? Well, the mix is based on the traditional five Chinese elements of fire, water, wood, earth, and metal. In a […]

Using Basil in Your Cooking

Basil tends to be one of those ingredients that you either are only familiar with as a dried herb hidden in your spice cabinet or you use it so often that you have a fresh basil plant growing in your window. We’ve been in both camps before, though we’re now firmly basil evangelists and for […]

Using Lemon in Your Cooking

Depending on your experience with cooking, you may only be familiar with using lemons to flavor your water or seeing them in viral videos of kids trying lemon for the first time. But, contrary to those baby faces, lemon is also an incredibly useful ingredient in your cooking. Lemon can be healthy for you, potentially […]

Using Garlic in Your Cooking

There’s a good chance that you’ve tasted garlic before. It’s one of the most popular seasonings or ingredients on the planet, found in cuisine from France to Thailand. For something that’s delicious and healthy, its popularity makes a lot of sense, but it’s certainly possible to misuse or even overuse this vegetable. So, what are […]