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Spotlight On Spices! Issue January 2016 - Parsley Family of Aromatics!
January 05, 2016
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016. I'm wishing us all a Sweet 16! Got that one from my friend Steve who got it from his dad.
As we begin this new year with goals to eat and care for our bodies better, remember to bookmark WikiSpices and use the website throughout the year as a ready resource. It really is a goldmine stocked with quick usable information I know you, your family and friends will find quite helpful. So, please share the wealth and let everyone know about it. Thanks!
P.S. Goddaughter Lauren arrived home mid-December after a memorable, great-eats fall semester in Provence.
THE SPICE OF LIFE - Parsley Family of Aromatics!
Commonly referred to as "aromatics" carrots and celery are edible herbaceous plants that are members of the rather large (300 genera and over 3,000 species) Parsley/Carrot Family which includes a slew of other well-known herbs and spices such as Anise, Caraway, Chervil, Cilantro, Coriander, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, and Parsley. Parsnips are members too! Native to North America are 75 genera of the Parsley Family. Go to WikiSpices to learn more about each of the herbs and spices mentioned here.
Note: If ever out and about foraging for edible plants remember that the Parsley Family includes poison Hemlock and water Hemlock which are two of the deadliest (they are NOT related to the Hemlock tree).
January is the Month for:
National Oatmeal Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
And, some of our favorite food days in the month include:
January 4 National Spaghetti Day
January 19 National Popcorn Day
January 20 National Cheese Lover's Day
January 22 National Blonde Brownie Day
January 23 National Pie Day
January 24 National Peanut Butter Day
January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29 National Corn Chip Day
January 30 National Croissant Day
SPICY TIDBITSCheck here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:
MERCHANTS & RETAILERS:Websites for Spice Retailers:
Atlantic Spice Company - atlanticspice.com
Durkee® - durkee.com
Maison Terre - maisonterre.net
McCormick® - mccormick.com
Milford Spice Company - milfordspice.com
Penzeys Spices - penzeys.com
Savory Spice Shop - savoryspiceshop.com
Spice Islands® - spiceislands.com
The Spice House - thespicehouse.com
Spice Accessories Websites:
Bottles, Containers & Jars:
Bottle Store - www.bottlestore.com
eBottles.com - www.ebottles.com
SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. - www.sks-bottle.com
Online Labels - www.onlinelabels.com
Tubular Spices - www.tubularspices.com/Spice_Racks.asp
Spice Rack Source - www.spiceracksource.com/all-spice-racks/
YOUR TURNTell us what you would love to see in our monthly eZine. We want to keep this publication fresh and relevant. We want to put a spotlight on the herbs and spices that are of the most interest to you.
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Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!
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