Why Brine? Turkey can become dry as it is cooked, and the brining solution causes a change in the turkey's protein structure that allows it to better hold onto its moisture. The flavours from the spices are absorbed and help to boost the flavour. It really is worth the little bit of extra effort.
Mulled wine and cider are usually thought of as seasonal beverages, but they are also wonderfully social drinks to get you through the long winter months after the New Year. Plus, there's no better way to use up inferior wine you may have kicking around (or your grandfather's home-made).
Nothing says comfort food quite like a hearty Irish stew. It’s also an excellent vehicle for our Winter Stewing Blend, which gives this stew a nice, deep base flavour of herbs, garlic and pepper. To go with it, Cheddar Nigella Beer Bread takes advantage of the perfect pairing for nigella seeds: cheddar cheese.
This is ideal as a light spring drink, for Easter brunches or afternoons spent enjoying the emerging sunshine. Use it with sparkling or still water, and booze it up as you please. Gin is an especially suitable match.
This recipe is a great example of how spices can allow you to go very light on the salt. It uses curry powder and toasted mustard seeds for an incredible Indian flavour. Plus, between the coconut oil and the avocados themselves, it’s full of healthy fats.
When fall arrives and the evenings are chilly, many of us start to crave warming comfort foods like soups and stews. This recipe is a great example of how our Winter Stewing Blend can help to bring common, ordinary ingredients together into a delicious one-pot meal.
After several years of casual searching, I’ve finally stumbled upon a recipe that makes exactly the kind of cinnamon buns I like without requiring a lot of effort or ingredients I don't always have on hand.
Where would our society be without beer can chicken? This method of barbequing chicken has become immensely popular over the years, probably because it requires only a barbeque, a chicken, some beer and some relaxation. So pull up a lawn chair, grab a beer and get roasting.