The Spice Cabinet: Cloves

The Spice Cabinet: Cloves

Welcome back to The Spice Cabinet series. Today we explore cloves. This woody little nail-shaped spice, whose name in Italian “chiodo di garofano” literally means carnation nail, is perhaps the spiciest of spices with its strong, heady aroma. Cloves are the flower...
The Herb Garden: Oregano

The Herb Garden: Oregano

Welcome back to The Herb Garden series. Today we tell you a little about a favorite herb: oregano. This hardy herb will grow in the most arid of conditions. I’ve seen it growing in little clumps on seaside cliffs, amongst the rocks up a remote mountain and of course...