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These Minty Leaves

One of the things that I love about going to Robinsons Supermarket is the Herbs Section. Even when I am not adept at using them in my dishes, I see to it that I get a pack or two every time I visit. I also love browsing through the display of different herb variety, thinking of where I can use them if ever I thought of buying. I usually get a pack of spinach I would saute with butter for a tasty veggie dish.

It was timely that I was able to scout these fresh herbs during our last visit, I was making lemon-infused water at the time and I chanced upon this recipe online that required a bunch of fresh mint. I got the smallest pack from the display rack as I will only be needing a small bunch. I will look for more ways to use mint in cooking and food preparation so I will know what to do with the leftover leaves.

My lemon-and-mint infused water turned out a little bitter, I guess I went overboard in putting mint leaves. I will make sure to use just a handful of these herbs next time so my detox water will turn out much better. Meanwhile, I shall search for more mint recipes now after I am done reading all about simplicef. 🙂

spice up your life

food musings, spices

One of my goals for the new year 2013 is to spend more time in the kitchen. I am no good in cooking and there were only too few dishes I can prepare, but since I also aim to eat healthy this year, and instill that habit on my little man, too, and curb on eating fast food, it only means I have to prepare more home-cooked meals. Am a miserable cook and every time is just hit-and-miss! That is why I really think spices are such god-sends. They work wonders in spicing up my dishes and my life!

Late last year I started grabbing a spice bottle whenever I take a trip to the grocers, I am hoping to build up my spice collection this year, too! And even when I had to figure out how to use most of them on my dishes, I’d still agree that they are the perfect addition to my diminutive kitchen.

Oh well, I guess I have to read more about spices and where to use them as soon as I am done reading this article on how to order cigars online. 😉

Which spices are your favorite and why?