Spice – Apple Pie Spice substitute #cooking


We’ve all heard the saying “as American as Apple Pie” haven’t we? Well “Contrary to popular belief, apple pie isn’t American, it’s British. There were no apple trees or pies in America before the British settled.” – www.history.org

Were you as shocked as me to find out about that? Continue reading “Spice – Apple Pie Spice substitute #cooking”

Spice – Pumpkin Pie Spice substitute #cooking


Convenience seems to be the keyword of our time. Convenience is great it saves time and effort. But in some cases it comes with an unrealized downside, the loss of knowledge, with that the loss of innovation and creativity. For instance, what is the blend of  ‘real’ spices in Pumpkin Pie Spice? Continue reading “Spice – Pumpkin Pie Spice substitute #cooking”

Spice – Allspice substitute #cooking


I can remember as a child being at the grocery store with my mother while she was looking for Allspice to use in some recipe. Being that young and seeing all those bottles of spices I can remember thinking, “Why are there so many bottles? If you have ‘All-Spice’ can’t you use that for everything? Continue reading “Spice – Allspice substitute #cooking”

Spice – Nutmeg #cooking


A long time ago in a lifestyle far, far away (pre-kids in other words) we went to Jamaica. We were there to help out with some relief work. Even though we were there to work, we enjoyed getting to know the locals too. We made friends and really enjoy our time getting to know a lot about them and their customs.

One of the things that really stood out to me was just how resourceful each of them were.

While we worked, many of them were generous enough to cook for us. Every day they prepared a new and unique dish. Continue reading “Spice – Nutmeg #cooking”