If you think that curry doesn't belong anywhere near your dessert, then think again. This ice cream balances just a touch of spiciness with rich, creamy coconut milk for a flavor that is every bit as satisfying as spicy/creamy rice pudding. Oh, and it's (accidentally) vegan.
Herbs and spices are the flavor-packed secret weapons of every inventive cook. But when they lose their characteristic aromas, that dish you remembered tasting spectacular might turn out a bit blah. So here’s a few tips to help keep your aromatics aromatic just a little longer.
Veggie trimmings and whole spices can add wonderful flavor to long-cooked dishes like soups. But then you have a bunch of slimy cilantro stems to sift out. Cloth bags let the flavor meld into your cooked dish, and keep the texture separate. Here's how to make your own quick, easy cloth cooking bags.
Vanilla– how on earth can I pretend to write about kitchen economy and still write about vanilla? Famously the second most expensive spice (first place goes to those electric little threads of saffron), vanilla is very expensive in all its forms (whole beans, paste, extract and powder.) It is possible to save money on costly...