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Spotlight On Spices! Issue February 2014 - Fenugreek!
January 31, 2014
So, we're a month into 2014 already. Wow! Let's make this a year of food discovery, and try more herbs and spices cooked with less often. These newer, to many of us, spices and herbs are packed with deliciousness and health benefits. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, let's love ourselves more and take better care of our hearts, and skin, and hair. Now's the time to learn more about this month's . . .
THE SPICE OF LIFE - Fenugreek
Indigenous to Asia and southern Europe, Fenugreek has a bitter-sweet maple-like aroma and flavor. It is also known as Methi. Its seeds are hard and can be difficult to grind by hand; use a spice mill or coffee grinder. If you buy the powder form, get small amounts and use within 6 months. Go to website >>>
For hair, fenugreek can help remove dandruff and combat baldness by incorporating the powder form into hair packs and masks. These home remedies can be used to gently clean hair and bring out it natural shine. In addition, both eating and using topically can improve skin quality.
Rich in iron and potassium, Fenugreek can be helpful for anemic people and those looking to manage blood pressure. It has essential amino acids that can stimulate the production of insulin; thus, helping to control diabetes.
Herb and Spice Aphrodisiacs for Your Love Life:
Some foods, herbs and spices (e.g., chocolate, basil, vanilla) can have a direct impact on your love life by affecting hormones, brain chemistry, and/or energy and stress levels. Others like Garlic and Hot Chilies can help increase blood flow to genitalia; while others are psychologically suggestive (e.g., Avocado, Almond, Banana, Fig) and just plain old good for your overall health and well-being.
So, spice up your life and have a loving, lovely Valentine’s Day!
February is the Month for:
National Sweet Potato Month
And, some of our favorite food days in the month include:
February 3 National Carrot Cake Day
February 4 National Homemade Soup Day
February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
February 9 National Bagels and Lox Day
February 11 National Peppermint Patty Day
February 14 National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 16 National Almond Day
February 20 National Cherry Pie Day
February 21 National Sticky Bun Day
February 25 National Clam Chowder Day
February 26 National Chili Day
February 26 National Pistachio Day
February 27 National Chocolate Cake Day
February 27 National Strawberry 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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