Make the most of culinary herbs and spices.

Here's one that's full of our favorite recipes because we wrote the book! It is also full of information, helpful hints and ideas for using herbs and spices in your kitchen.


Crafts and Projects with

 Herbs and Spices

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They say you can't have too much of a good thing but at some point in the summer you may find yourself with more basil than you can handle. Time to set some of those delectable leaves aside for the dark days of winter. Come visit the test kitchen as we explore the various methods for putting basil by.

There may be hundreds of ways to use roasted garlic but is there a single best way to make it? Follow along as we try four different recipes for roasting garlic.  We let you in on the advantages and disadvantages to each method so that you can decide which one works best for you.

No matter what the season or the reason, everyone loves to receive edible gifts. Read on for inspirational ideas about how to find your way into every recipient's heart.

What's a guy to do with way too many hot, hot peppers? Why, make a pie, of course. Learn the method to one man's madness and then make yourself a sweet hot pepper pie. 

Armed with a blender and a bit of time to wait for the results, you will find it's a breeze to make flavored mustards in your own kitchen.  We show you the basics and the procedures along with recipe ideas like Tomato-Basil mustard or Beer-Thyme mustard. Soon you will be inventing your own creative combinations. Muster your patience and give it a try!

A reluctant crafter manages to create an herbal handiwork. This simple rack makes a lovely display of herbs that will prove useful in the kitchen during those dark days of winter.

Herbal vinegars are some of the most versatile elixirs you can keep on hand or give as a gift. Here you will find inspiration, ideas and recipes for other delicious concoctions.

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