Anise ~ Basil ~ Cardomon ~ Dill

Epazote ~ Fennel ~ Ginger ~ Honey

Itallian seasoning ~ Juniper ~ Kernhem

Lemon ~ Mustard ~ Nutmeg ~ Oregano

Poppy ~ Quatre Spices ~ Rosemary

Sea Salt ~ Turmeric ~ Ubbiaco ~ Vanilla

Wasabi ~ Xanadu ~ Yarrow ~ Zamorano !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ BRIAN XOX


I love making Soups ~ Stews ~ Curries etc 

These all give me a chance to experiment with

Hearbs & Spices !  A tip if you tend to OVERSEASON.

Before you set your guests on fire (and before you

blend your soup) strain off the liquor and taste it !

Is it's too HOT~ freeze some of the liquor (for next

time) and replace it with water ~ OK  

  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 8th, 2017 01:54
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  • Frank Prem

    Excellent culinary alphabetiacal Brian. Bravo.


      Thanks FRANK ~ pleased you got the FLAVOUR ~ BRIAN

    • Fay Slimm.

      Super advice on herbs and spices Brian - a good tip too if the dish tastes too hot.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks FAY ~ As you know herbs ~ spices ~ seasonings are very important in cooking. I do fine that "home cooks" (do you ever watch "Come Dine with Me"" ?) do tend to overdo the CHILL! and the CURRY POWDER which spoils the meal and wastes the other ingredients ! You can always check ~ half way through ~ and rectify ~ as I suggest ! In MEXICO they often serve the Chilli Sauce as an extra so you can adjust how PIQUANTE you want it. They have two words for HOT Calliente (which is temperature) and Piquante (which i spiciness) OK ~ Yours BRIAN.

      • Michael Edwards

        My wife is an amazing cook and uses all the spices - its in her Asian blood I guess - I grow coriander as well as all the more common herbs (okay I know your super poem is about spices but they all serve the same purpose) and have just gathered some bay leaves for drying - taste more strong in their dried form.

        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks MICHAEL ~ I knew you were a Herb & Spice Man ! My Mum has a great HERB GARDEN and always lets me harvest a few when I visit on a SUNDAY ~ BRIAN

        • Goldfinch60

          I enjoy cooking, it is a passion of mine and I have used many of the spices that you have mentioned.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS ANDY ~ All the Men I know love to cook ~ but lots of wives they say \"Man like TIGER in Bedroom ~ but like PIG in Kitchen\" Or was it the other way round ? Thanks for your comment ~ BRIAN

          • malubotelho

            Thanks for this beauty. Learned some more today. I love the spices and use many of the ones mentioned by you here. One that I use a lot is basil. I have a little garden of basil.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              HOLA MALU ~Thanks there are always new herbs for us to try ! BASIL is very versatile and has a distinctive taste ! It can be used to ameliorate the flavour of fruit and is the main ingredient of Pesto Sauce. It is used in Tomato Soup and other soups. It enhances the flavour of meat & fish dishes. A herb garden encourages the use of herbs ! ABRACOS ~ BRIAN

            • orchidee

              I was at a part-foodie show. I was on fire sampling a samosa! I have to stay with mostly plain stuff, with bit of a dicky tummy at times!

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                AVOID VINDALOO STEVE ~ So named because it gives you the VIND and you end up on the LOO ~ SAHIB BRIAN

              • orchidee

                What - or who - is Epazote, among some others I don't know?! heehee.

              • Christina8

                A super job on an often hard to do poem. Learned about a few I'd never heard of before! Very entertaining, which I know is your goal. Loved it!! Spicy hugs--Christina

                • BRIAN & ANGELA

                  Thanks CHRIS ~ pleased you found time to comment in the midst of all the current demands on your time ! I like ABCDarians because the 26 items you choose alphabetically (and mine are always selected carefully) make a Complete Poem and that is always very satisfying ! Herbal Hugs ~ BRIAN

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