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8 Ways to Jazz up Your Pasta

8 Ways to Jazz up Your Pasta

Do you need to jazz up your pasta? You don’t have to be a professional chef, to rustle up a tasty, filling dinner the whole family will love.  Undercook your pasta by one or two minutes and finish it in the cooking sauce Wine! Adding about ½ to 1 cup of wine really helps balance out the heavier flavours of the meat. Garnish your pasta with a grating of lemon zest and some crunchy breadcrumb A tiny bit of smoked bacon or chopped chorizo goes a long way. Add veggies like mushrooms or sundried tomatoes. Yum Salt helps to flavour the pasta Experiment with lots...

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5 Must-Have Spices for your Kitchen

5 Must-Have Spices for your Kitchen

(Cover Picture by @Jessicaprdcn) Building your spice collection is a life-long process. But what spices do you really need? Here's a list of the 5 spices you should have in your kitchen! These spices are versatile and add the most flavor to your healthy recipes! Basil Ideal to sprinkle over pasta and fresh salads.! Cayenne Ideal to spice up any salty dish! Red Hot Chili Crushed  From pastas, pizzas to salads, a dash of red pepper can brighten the flavour of other ingredients! Cinnamon--Ground and Stick  Ideal to infuse a cup of tea, or grate and add to recipes for a spice-filled flavour!...

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6 Fascinating And Cool Facts You Want To Know about Basil

6 Fascinating And Cool Facts You Want To Know about Basil

At A Spice Affair, we use  basil in everything from tasty pesto to our favorite tomato arrabiata sauce. It's a must-have in every kitchen! It is one of the most popular plant in herb gardening around the globe! Ancient Civilization has also been using this herb for thousands of years.  For the LOVE of basil, here's 6 fun facts! Did you know?   Basil is native to tropical Asia and belongs to the mint family. The term ‘basil,’ has it origins in the word ‘basileus’, and when translated from Greek means ‘king’. In addition to its culinary uses, basil is also used in perfumes, soaps, shampoos and...

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