The Spice Trade

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Recipe: Lentil Soup with Allspice

Lentil Soup with Allspice

I was checking what’s on sale on Regency’s site, and the first item that was on the list was allspice. I use allspice for quite a few dishes from oven baked chicken drumsticks to tomato-based Indian curry. When I first heard of allspice, I thought it was a blend of spices. But actually, they are dried unripe berries! Once you smell its aroma, you know why they were given the name, allspice. This aromatic spice is very useful and I use this every time I make tofu burger. Today I like to share a recipe for tomato-based lentil soup using allspice. … keep reading

Recipe: Ginger Ale Syrup

Ginger Ale

This is a recipe for syrup which can be combined with unsweetened carbonated water to make your own ginger ale. If you love spicy ginger ale, then you might like this one. Enjoy your own arrangement, for example by substituting bay leaf with rosemary! Tips: Before making, I’d recommend sterilizing the container you’ll be using to keep the syrup. I usually sterilize an empty glass container using boiled water. If you plan to combine syrup with already sweetened carbonated water or iced tea, please reduce the amount of sugar written in this recipe. Once made, please keep syrup in the refrigerator and consume in … keep reading