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Spotlight On Spices! Issue September 2012 - Cloves Spice Up Cider!
September 07, 2012
Last year we dedicated the September eZine to Pickling Spices because of the National Day for Snack a Pickle Time on the 13th. This year, as the weather starts to cool, we can look forward to a cup or two of one of the best things about the fall season --- Mulled Apple Cider! September the 30th is National Mulled Cider Day (see below for a quick easy mulled cider recipe. Plus, there's another fun recipe for this month - be sure to check it out, especially if you have young children in your life.) In any recipe for this warming drink you'll find this month’s …
THE SPICE OF LIFE - Cloves Spice Up Cider!
Cloves are the unopened buds of an evergreen tree. Their Latin name, clavus, means "nail."
Cloves are used often as an ingredient in pickling spice blends; and, are added to syrups for poaching fruits, and to spice blends for making mulled cider or wine.
Cloves are good for foods like: apples, beans, beets, breads, carrots, chocolate, fruits, onions, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and squash.
The cloves from Ceylon have a milder flavor and a bigger head than ones from Madagascar and Zanzibar. The big heads are great for studding fruits (for potpourri) and vegetables like onions for chicken soup stock.
For more about Cloves, the foods for which they're good, and to learn of their healthful properties >>>read more...
September is the Month for:
National Chicken Month
National Honey Month
National Mushroom Month
National Papaya Month
National Potato Month
National Rice Month
Some Favorite National Food Days in September Include:
September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6 National Coffee Ice Cream Day September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13 National Peanut Day
September 14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day
September 15 National Linguini Day
September 16 National Guacamole Day
September 16 National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day
September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18 National Play-Doh® Day
Traditional Uncooked Play Dough Recipe
2 cups regular (non self-rising) flour
2 cups boiling water
4 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup table salt
food coloring --- not optional - ;-)
Mix all ingredients in large bowl (add food coloring last). Mix thoroughly until cooled down, and almost smooth. Remove from bowl and knead until texture is smoothly blended. Shape in balls and store in freezer-strength zipper plastic bags or airtight containers.
September 20 National Punch Day
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
September 22 National White Chocolate Day
September 26 National Pancake Day
September 27 National Corned Beef Hash Day
September 29 National Coffee Day
September 30 National Mulled Cider Day
Quick Mulled Cider Recipe
½ Gallon Apple Cider
1 large Orange sliced
4 Whole Allspice Berries
3 Whole Cloves
3 Whole Cinnamon Sticks
Add all to a pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and serve hot or cold.
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
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/
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