Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tips for storing and using spices

Welcome to spices.
Seasoning food is an art; experimenting with herbs and spices may also make you become a classic in your household.
There is no doubt that you would really enjoy the food if you cooked using the best range of spices.

Spices and herbs are important in any cooking as they enhance the taste and smell of food, making it more tasty and desirable. There is nothing better than cooking with flavour.

Store spices in a cool, dark, and dry place. Humidity, light and heat will cause them to deteriorate quickly.
The convenient place for your spices would be a spice rack, as it may keep them fresh longer.

As a general rule, herbs and ground spices will retain their flavour for 3 to 5 years and proper storage should result in longer freshness.
When possible, grind whole spices in a grinder or mortar and pestle, however, putting them in a dry skillet over medium heat before, as grinding will bring out the burn because the refrigerator is rather a humid environment for storing herbs.
To keep larger quantities of spices fresh, store them in containers.

USAGE TIPS
Use a light when seasoning with spices and herbs. Your goal is crowding out the flavour of the food.
For cooking long dishes, adding herbs and spices an hour or less before may result in overly strong flavours.
Finely crush dried herbs before adding to your dish after measuring.
Do not use dried herbs in the same quantity as fresh herbs in most cases.
Onion, garlic, and black pepper are almost universal seasonings.

HAPPY COOKING…
M.O.P Investment (who can be reached on Tel/Fax: 3500010) sell spices and sauces of all kinds. They supply to restaurants, hotels, schools, wholesalers, supermarkets, etc.
These are other spices which they sell: chips spice, chicken, BBQ seasoning, steak and chops, paprika, medium curry, lemon herbs, Garlic and lemon, chilies, etc. They have more than 50 different spices and also sell 20 different sauces in 5 liters containers. These are dip and chip sauce, tomato sauce, mushroom sauce, garlic sauce, pizza topping sauce, etc.

THE COMPETITION
M.O.P Investments is giving away 4 hampers. Each hamper will have 1 liter Dip and chip sauce, 1kg Steak and chops and 1kg Barbecue spices. To enter into competition, please send the answer to the following question to [email protected]
Please don’t forget to include your full name and phone numbers. The closing date for entries is Thursday, October 8, 2009.
QUESTION: Which company sells sauce and spices?
Name 3 types of spices.

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