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Vanilla: The Queen of Spices

Vanilla: The Queen of Spices

Snapshot: Vanilla Plant Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family) Genus: Vanilla Species: Vanilla planifolia Plant Part Used: The ripe fruit (pod) Origin: South East México and Guate­mala Description: non-pungent spice; sweet, aromatic and pleasant...
10 Popular Christmas Spices

10 Popular Christmas Spices

Oh, the heavenly smells of Christmas! I can’t imagine Christmas with them. A whiff of cinnamon here, and a whiff of vanilla there, and, oh, how good you feel. A whiff of cinnamon here, and a whiff of vanilla there, and, oh, how good you feel. And, you...
Stress Eating:

Stress Eating:

What Kind of Stress Eater Are You? If you think all stress eating is the same, think again. Recent studies have found two distinct patterns. See which style describes you and how you can change it. Scientists have found that stress eaters can be divided into two...
27 Beautiful Autumn Quotes

27 Beautiful Autumn Quotes

Finally, at long last, the evenings are getting longer and with it the smell of crisp autumn air. To celebrate its arrival, I selected some of my favorite autumn quotes to share with you. In ode to Autumn, I want to start with a quote by Hal Borland that says what I...