Lively up your shelf! A well-travelled spice

Zingiber officinale Ginger is a spice (also, former spice girl and one of the shipwrecked on Gilligan’s island) that has made its way around the world. It is believed to have originated in India (or China according to some sources) and with trade and empire-building has travelled from the Orient to Greece then Rome and … More Lively up your shelf! A well-travelled spice

Lively Up Your Shelf! Barking up the Wrong Tree

Cinnamon is commonly used this time of year in Canada. It is the ubiquitous spice found in pumpkin and apple pie and its sweet and warming tones are ideally suited for comforting fall weather foods. But did you know… …most cinnamon sold commercially in Canada and the US is not actually cinnamon but cassia? The former … More Lively Up Your Shelf! Barking up the Wrong Tree