Tag Archives: spices

Spiced lamb meatball stew with orzo and vegetables

A hearty meal that’s both healthy and flavourful I often find myself craving particular dishes or ingredients because characters in a book I am reading are enjoying them. Recently, a novel set in England fostered in me a keen desire … Continue reading

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Sweet & spicy rhubarb chutney

A zippy, versatile condiment that’s easy to prepare! Anyone else feel like their garden is on the verge of becoming a jungle? We’ve had so much rain this summer that when this week’s heatwave hit, I swear I could see … Continue reading

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Cardamom & Cloves Spices Up Ottawa!

Quick Update: As of February 2015, Cardamom & Cloves is now an online store! Same great selection and outstanding service. Visit their new shop here: http://cardamom-and-cloves.myshopify.com/ For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the intoxicating fragrance … Continue reading

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A celebration of Russian food for the 2014 Winter Olympics

I’ve had the most delicious and delightful time, exploring Russian food over the past month or so. I love ‘cooking on a theme’ and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi seemed like the perfect excuse to dive into a cuisine about … Continue reading

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Contemporary Cottage Pie

I grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie without understanding much about its history. It turns out that what many people call Shepherd’s Pie is actually Cottage Pie – a dish from 19th century England. Typically made of seasoned, minced beef mixed … Continue reading

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