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6 Herbs That Can Work As A Tarragon Substitute
Dec 05

6 Herbs That Can Work As A Tarragon Substitute

By Rose | Condiments

Don’t freak out if you have run out of tarragon in your kitchen. As far as I know, there are a lot of alternatives that can recreate its flavor.

For those who are new to this ingredient, tarragon is a type of herb that grows like rosemary and thyme. It is usually present in Russian and French cuisines, although you can see it in other regional delicacies.

Unfortunately, tarragon cannot be easily accessed. Therefore, if you are planning to make a recipe that involves this herb, you should know about its alternatives. Here are some of the ingredients that can perfectly serve as tarragon replacements.

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Rosemary Substitute? Here Are 5 Options To Choose From!
Dec 04

Rosemary Substitute? Here Are 5 Options To Choose From!

By Rose | Condiments

Rosemary is a fine kitchen ingredient that you can use in many recipes. The nature of this herb is typically robust and its flavor is flexible enough to improve various dishes, especially meat sauces.

It is common in many parts of the Mediterranean region, which is why a lot of Paleo diet recipes have this ingredient on the plate. One good aspect about this herb is that it is a type of evergreen. Therefore, the leaves of this plant will remain fresh throughout the year.

Sadly, this ingredient is not always available in your kitchen. Of course, you cannot just expect that rosemary will be always present in your local market, but don’t fret about this. I know of some substitutes that can replicate both its magic and flavor. You can use them whenever you don’t have the time to set out on a scavenger hunt. Here are they!

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3 Of The Best Garam Masala Substitutes (You Will Certainly Love Number 1)
Oct 11

3 Of The Best Garam Masala Substitutes (You Will Certainly Love Number 1)

By Rose | Condiments

Are there any garam masala substitutes you can use, and if so, are they easy to find? Well, you have to read this article to find out the answers to these baffling questions.

Garam masala is a superb spice. It is not an ordinary ingredient, like onions, pepper, and chili, as it is a combination of more than 30 different ingredients. Because of its complexity, this particular spice is a favorite, especially in India and other nearby countries.

In fact, Western regions have also started to appreciate the uniqueness of this spice. In fact, various restaurants prefer this spice over some other commercial options.

But at the same time, such complexity can lead to the spice being scarce and very difficult to find, even in places that have an abundance of spices. Whenever I go to Asian and Indian stores, I always try my luck and attempt to find garam masala. If I am lucky, I bring it home in a bottle or two. If not, then I usually go home empty-handed.

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Does Canola Oil Go Bad?
Sep 30

Canola Oil: Expiration Date, Proper Storage, And Other Important Facts

By Rose | Condiments

Canola oil is one of the most vital ingredients in cooking. It has a lot of uses, especially as a flavor enhancer. It is usually compared with olive oil because of their shared nuances and similarities.

Many are quite baffled as to whether this liquid has an expiration date. Can canola oil go bad, and if so, how long will it take? Are there any ways to extend its lifespan? Well, in this article, I will answer all of these questions one by one.

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Does Sesame Oil Go Bad?
Sep 28

5 Important Things You Need To Know About Sesame Oil

By Rose | Condiments

Sesame oil is similar to other frying oils. It is extracted from sesame seeds, as the name suggests. Originally, this ingredient was derived from Asian countries. However, its usage is now more prevalent in the Western and Mediterranean regions. The oil is a perfect ingredient if you are making Japanese and Thai cuisines. But, of course, you can still use this oil in any suitable recipe.

Does sesame oil go bad? Yes, of course! After all, no kitchen ingredient has an eternal lifespan. Sooner or later they will all rot and spoil, and you’ll have no other choice but to throw them out. You cannot consume expired food because it will harm your health and well-being.

So how do you know if sesame oil has gone bad? Are there any indicators that can tell you if it is about to expire? These questions are quite baffling if you will ask me. But, of course, they do have specific answers. In the following sections, I will explain all of these matters. So let’s stop dawdling and get started!

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