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Sprouts in the Hood

Sprouts in the Hood
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sweet, Sharp and Aromatic Spices

1.  Peppercorns, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Pomegranate 2. Cardamom

Do you want to spice up your tea?  Consider adding aromatic spices.  You can combine a mixture of these spices with black tea to make a zesty chai tea.  You also can create a special cup of coffee by adding these spices.  Also, consider making garam masala (a hot spice mixture) to flavor any dish or combine with other ingredients to make a curry.

Chai Tea Recipe

For 2-3 cups of chai tea, bring the following ingredients to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes on low heat:
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon black tea
4 crushed cardamom pods
8 crushed peppercorns
1 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger
1/2 stick cinnamon
1 or 2 tablespoons of honey

Strain before serving. 

For a change, toss in a few slivered almonds.

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