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Cooking with saffron
Essential spices and seasonings transform recipes. These spices form the basics that both novice and expert cooks rely on.
Cooking with Ginger
Warm yet refreshing, versatile yet distinctive, ginger’s enigmatic character often enlivens the mix.
Relax with Chamomile
Chamomile is a friendly, down-to-earth sort of plant, with many applications.
You’ll often find warm spices — such as ginger, allspice, cardamom, cloves, and coriander — partnering in recipes and spice blends such as garam masala and curry powder.
Cooking with Bay
Learn more about bay leaves and how to cook with this kitchen staple. Find out how to choose the best bay for cooking, too.
Bulk Pantry Staples
A well-stocked pantry helps us feel secure in our homes and opens up our from-scratch cooking to more interesting and healthier possibilities.
What is Spirulina?
Its deep emerald color is one clue that spirulina is one of nature's gems. As this ingredient grows in popularity for its nutritional benefits, more of us are asking, "What is spirulina, anyway?"
Types of Salt: Why to add complex flavors and minerals to your food
Learn how using different types of salt transforms your cooking skills, then check out our guide to Frontier Co-op's Gourmet Salts to learn which salts pair best with your favorite foods.
How To Make Curry
Curry is much more than a single bottled spice blend. Explore how to make curry, what it is and where it comes from in this basic guide.
Cooking with Cinnamon
Recipes, uses and other info (including the difference between cinnamon and cassia) about this popular baking spice.
Cobblers, Crisps & Pies
Learn the difference between cobblers, crisps and pies, and find some great fruit dessert recipes!
Chipotle flavor is wildly popular — in everything from burritos to barbecue sauce — but do you know what it is, exactly?
Learn about the beautiful hibiscus flower, and use it for tea, potpourri, and body care.
Learn how to use dandelion in cooking and cosmetics.
Summer gardens (and farmers' markets!) deliver delicious fresh produce suitable for the day's grill or canning stint -- but fall's harvest is where we look for vegetables that are "good keepers."
Turmeric: Not Just A Pretty Color
Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron, is most widely known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color. The gingery/peppery, deep yellow spice is a cooking staple throughout Asia.
The Popularity of Pepper
Learn about the fascinating array of peppers available -- from black pepper to pink and Sichuan peppercorns.
Cooking with Cardamom
Warm, subtly spicy, exotically aromatic with a flavor that transforms both sweet and savory recipes into heavenly dishes. No wonder “cardamom” means “grains of Paradise.”
Learn About Lavender
Learn about lavender and how to use it with other herbs to make lavender facial steams, lavender potpourris, lavender herbal baths, lavender sachets, lavender hair rinses and lavender compresses.
All About Vanilla
Vanilla is perhaps the most indispensible flavoring in any kitchen! Learn how vanilla beans are grown and pollinated and how to choose and store vanilla beans.
Baking Flavors & Extracts 101
Whether you're a novice or experienced baker, use this guide as to when and how to incorporate the nuances of extracts and flavors in your recipes.