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Make it! Hawayej – A Yemenite Spice Blend

Fragrant, colourful and warming, this is a great spice to use with chicken, fish, soup, and stews. I’ve even heard of people putting it on their oatmeal in the morning! In my opinion, this delicious blend kicks “pumpkin spice” to the curb and leaves it there.   Make it! Hawayej – A Yemenite Spice Blend …


Make it! Advieh

Advieh is a spice blend that appears in a lot of Persian dishes. It can vary from region to region and from family to family. I’ve put together one that covers a lot of bases and it will add the subtle and complex flavour that you are looking for. Make it! Advieh Traditional Persian spice …


Make it! Za’atar

Make a jar of za’atar and you will find yourself sprinkling it all over the place. It gives a nutty, herbal crunch to pita bread, hummus, baba ganoush, pan roasted chicken, salads…I’ve even sprinkled it on peanut butter and toast! I’ve given the proportions that I like, but you can tweak the flavour to your …


Make It! Garam Masala

If you’re like me, you probably have several dozen different spices sitting in your pantry cupboard that need to be used up. So, why go and buy a spice blend when the ingredients are probably sitting right there? Spice blending is a lot of fun, makes your house smell amazing, and it’s more economical than …


Make It! Ras Al Hanout

Ras Al Hanout means “top of the shop” in Arabic. Merchants would develop their own blends to compete for their customer’s loyalty. As with many other long standing spice blends, you’ll probably never find two that are the same. Poke through your spice cabinet and you will probably find that you have most of what …