Gambooge | Fish Tamarind
Gambooge – Also known as Garcinia gummi-gutta, Garcinia cambogia (a former scientific name), Brindleberry, Kudampuli, Pot Tamarind, Malabar Tamarind or Fish Tamarind. This fruit looks like a small green pumpkin. The ripe fruit is yellow.
Cinnamon Varieties | Types of Cinnamon
Do you know that the Cinnamon that you buy at the Supermarket is not True Cinnamon or Real Cinnamon. It is actually ‘Cassia Cinnamon’ (Chinese Cinnamon). True Cinnamon is ‘Ceylon Cinnamon‘ and is much more expensive! Other common varieties of cinnamon are Saigon Cinnamon (Vietnamese Cinnamon) and Korinjte Cinnamon (Indonesian Cinnamon) . These two are also classified under the ‘Cassia Cinnamon’ category.
Meyer Lemons vs Regular Lemons
They look so much alike! Ever wondered, “So what’s the difference between Meyer Lemons and Regular Lemons” ?
Nutmeg and Mace
Have you seen what fresh NUTMEG looks like, straight from the tree?
This is the only tropical fruit that is the source of two different spices!
The red ‘lacy’ outer covering is MACE and inside the shiny dark outer shell, lies the nutmeg.
Nutmeg and Mace have similar flavor and scent, but mace is far more delicate.
Kalettes – Kale and Brussel Sprout Hybrid
I love Kalettes. Have you tried them yet? This is a hybrid of Kale and Brussel Sprouts and is not only very pretty, but tastes delicious as well! Also known as Flower Sprouts.
Mid Autumn Festival – Mooncake Festival – Lantern Festival
According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the 15th day of the eighth month represents the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhong Qiu Jie) also known as Lantern Festival (Yuanxiao) or Mooncake Festival.
At this time, the moon is closest to the earth and hence it’s at its brightest. It also marks the end of the Hungry Ghosts Festival, which occurs during the seventh month of the Lunar year.