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Close-up of dried Mace blades


May 13, 2020

Mace, in its original form, is the red lacy covering (the aril) that surrounds the hard, black shell of the nutmeg. It is removed from the nutmeg and is dried when it turns to a light brown colour. Mace tastes similar to nutmeg but in addition can be described as…

Heap of ground curry powder

Curry Powder

March 30, 2011

Curry powder is a mixture of spices based on South Asian cuisine.  A similar spice blend exists in the north, called garam masala.  Although you can buy readymade curry powder, it’s easy to make your own using everyday spices you will find at your local supermarket. Hundreds of varieties of…