Kimberley’s holiday kitchen It’s Easter time and that means chocolate eggs and hot cross buns! Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, hot cross buns are enriched bread made with spices and citrus zest/peel. They are marked on top with the symbol of the cross, made from either a flavourless flour water mix or a mix of … More Lively up your shelf! Spice a-peel
The ginger love is well underway! Scones, decorated cookies and ginger lemon curd to name but a few creations. (Although the ginger is not so pronounced in the curd. Note to self: next time use fresh ginger and infuse it into the curd while it cooks. Strain out afterwards.) botanical name: Zingiber officinale where it … More Lively Up Your Shelf – ‘Tis the Season
Today is the birthday of Wilbur Scoville. He would have been 151 years old, about the same measure as paprika. Scoville was an American chemist who devised a test to measure the hotness of peppers, now called the Scoville scale and used to rate the level of spice in various capsicums. From sweet bell peppers … More Feeling hot, hot, hot!