Herbs and spices

what to do with nigella seeds

The low-down on nigella seeds

It all began with a book about Turmeric. There was a suggestion for a cabbage salad to go with a dish of white fish with turmeric and I began to play about with...
all about Espelette pepper

All about the exceptional Espelette pepper

Today, 19 March, is St Joseph’s day, and in the Espelette area of the French Basque country they are likely to be busy. The local farmers will have carefully se...
sichuan pepper

Numbing Sichuan Pepper

“The Szechuan pepper give me more pleasure than anything else at Otter Farm…It’s a heavy aroma, lightened to varying degrees, depending on variety, by a citrusy...