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Mustard powder in spoon with oil and flower on black board

Mustard oil

March 21, 2011

There are two different oils that the term ‘mustard oil’ refers to.  Both are made from mustard seed and each has its own uses: Culinary mustard oil is a fatty vegetable oil, made from pressed seeds. The essential oil, made by grinding seeds with water and extracting the oil by…

Cumin seeds or caraway.


March 1, 2011

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) Said to be the second most popular spice globally, here we delve into the description of cumin; where it is found and how it is used.  A common ingredient in cuisines all over the world, we look at cooking with cumin and the uses of cumin in…