Friday, December 7, 2012

Spices of the season

cinnamon and nutmeg
Have you ever gandered at unadulterated cinnamon sticks and nutmeg before? I haven't, so I was utterly fascinated by these spices that were gifted to me by a sweet friend this past week all the way from the Caribbean. They smell so amazing, and I am loving the sweet and spicy aroma that is wafting throughout our little home right now. They look so legit that I am tempted to just let them sit there and look pretty, but I want to make use of them, too. I didn't even know we have to grate the nutmeg...good thing we got a grater not too long ago. What a terrific reason to make gingerbread now, and other wintry sweets. What else would be a seasonal treat to concoct from cinnamon and nutmeg? Happy Friday, guys and dolls. Hope your weekend is absolutely swell.

22 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, how fabulous! I'm thinking lots and lots of hot, sweet, wintery drinks! mulled cider?! xoxo

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  2. oh my! that must smell really amazing! hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  3. 'unadultered' I die! Love your writing style! I had never seen any before myself. I didn't even know what the nutmeg was until I read. I love wintery scents. So cozy!

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  4. We just got some whole nutmegs too...they smell SO good!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. i have! the smell is amazing!!! your friend made a good choice :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  6. They smell heavenly! I pass by this corner in a local mall more frequently this time of the year because of their non-processed cinnamon and nutmegs :D

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  7. So cool! I would feel so pioneer-woman-ish if I made treats from raw goods like that! Love. Cinnamon bread, Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate, any yummy drinks! Enjoy your spices, sweet lady. xo

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  8. ah just looking at the pictures make me feel like i can smell them :) such wintry holidaylike spirits :)

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  9. I love cinamon. My mom used it in "arroz con leche" which is rice pudding, I believe.

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  10. I'm sure it smells amazing!!!

    xoxo
    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thanks for sharing such a nice post! Also a very large 'thank you' for taking the time to leave a comment for me! I do appreciate that!
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    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  12. i can only imagine how amazing that smells!! i love the smell of cinnamon

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  16. Little by little I am incorporating more whole spices into my cooking. Cumin is a favorite to grind but I've actually been grating my own nutmeg forever. My little nutmeg grater broke but I am so cheap I still use it and just try and be really careful not to grate my fingers :) The smell is fantastic!

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  18. Mmm....I can smell it from here!

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  19. Cinnamon and nutmeg - so good. I've only ever seen them in powder form so this is pretty awesome. Have fun with all the epic baking you're going to be doing!

    JennifHsieh

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  20. They must smell divine! Lucky girl!
    You can probably grate the nutmeg with a Microplane zester. Enjoy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  21. how fun is this! I met my first whole nutmeg not long ago too...it blew my mind!

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