Unlocking the Flavors of Herb and Spice Mixes
(News4us.com) August 04, 2012
The instructional Spice-Mixes.com website demonstrates the best and most cost effective ways to use whole and pre-ground spices to create mixes, rubs and blends at home without the use of artificial colors, preservatives or flavors so often found in store-bought blends and powders.
“By using whole and ground spices found in any kitchen you can make tasty blends in minutes and turn an average meal into an outstanding one.”
It’s also a very cost effective way of cooking, with just a few whole and pre-ground spices you can easily recreate the sometimes costly commercial spice blends,” said Jason Pitcher, the website’s owner and spice blending enthusiast.
“We’ve tested numerous combinations of herbs and spices to create a collection of homemade blends, rubs and mixes from Africa, Europe, Asia and South and North America that absolutely anyone can make at home!
“In just minutes you can capture the authentic flavors of traditional home cooking from anywhere in the world,” Pitcher continued.
The website also goes into detail about how to toast and grind whole spices to release their essential oils and greatly intensify the flavors, colors and aromas.
Jason Pitcher explains, “by simply toasting your whole spices in a skillet for a couple of minutes before letting cool and then grinding, transforms the flavors massively and will enhance the simplest, most basic recipe.”
The www.Spice-Mixes.com website also documents the cooking uses of many popular spices and herbs and explains why homemade herb and spice mixes are far superior to the commercial blends and pre-ground powders.
Whilst today we value herbs and spices for their ability to add flavor, color and aroma to our cooking, before refrigerators were available, they were also an important way of preserving food and were used, and still are, for their health and well-being properties by many cultures.
“Unfortunately, like a lot of today’s processed food, the mass manufacturing of herbs and spices has stripped a lot of the natural goodness away along with the flavors!
But by creating your own spice mixes and blends, you can easily get all these benefits back.” adds Pitcher.
More information may be seen on the site http://www.Spice-Mixes.com.
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