For people in the UK these spices shops may be useful.
The Spice Shop
I went to the Spice shop on Sunday and had a really good conversation about (you guessed it) chocolate quinoa and pizza.
He gave me this advice by email.
Currently we do not have any wattle seeds in stock...
This is the recipe I used courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey. It's from the north of India. Place the following ingredients in a spice grinder or mortar and grind to a very fine powder: 1 tblsp black cardamom seeds, 50 mm stick of cinnamon, 1 tsp black cumin seeds, 1 tsp whole cloves, 1 tsp black...
Yet another soup - but this one is spicy. You can substitute any of the root vegetables with others, depending on your location or taste.
1 medium parsnip
1 medium swede (rutabaga)
1 medium turnip
1 medium sweet potato
2 medium onions
2 medium carrots
1 stick celery
4 whole cloves...
I buy ground or dried herbs and spices as they last for months or years. I avoid fresh as they will run out long before I finish them. For example, if a recipe for a sprig of thyme or leaf of mint and I buy much more from the supermarket, it will go to waste.
A lot of recipes call for fresh...
I wanted to do something new for the recipe challenge, so I decided to make flapjacks. I had never made them before. I also had marzipan & dried cherries laying about so decided to use them as filling. My bars turned out a little too dark, so I have reduced the recommended baking time in this...