The Neutron Chef

Shopping Spree!

Check out the treasures I got from my trip to Cold Storage!

Well… Herbs don’t come cheap. Each bottle costs an average of S$5, so think twice before you purchase one entire bottle. Make sure you are prepared to use them frequently too, because they expire pretty quickly :O

Here’s some information I got after reading up on them:

Rubbed Sage:  Sage has a very strong flavour, and it is usually used early in the cooking process for the flavours to come out fully. Thus it is most commonly used as a stuffing mixture for roast meat or in stews and casseroles. “Rubbed” simply means “crushed” so that the flavour is absorbed more easily when cooking.

Cinnamon: Most commonly used in desserts, it may also be used in savoury dishes like curries.

Tuscan Seasoning: Used in Italian cuisines, Tuscan seasoning consists primarily of salt, rosemary, and garlic. It flavours poultry and fish very well.

Paprika: Paprika is sweet and spicy, and is best used as a garnish to add colour to your dish. It pairs well with fish and poultry.

Thyme Leaves: Another strong and aromatic herb. It is used frequently in Mediterranean, Italian, and Provencal French cuisines. It pairs well with lamb and tomatoes, and is often used in stews and soups.

Dill Leaf Tips: Dill has a very light and pleasant flavour, and is a great fit with Fish or Vegetable dishes.

I’m going to have a fun time testing out all these flavours in my cooking 😀

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3 thoughts on “Shopping Spree!

  1. guanyinmiao on said:

    do you think it’s more worth it to buy the dry, bottled ones, or get like fresh ones as and when i need them?

    • Well i have not tried cooking with fresh herbs so i’m not able to describe the differences in tastes. From what i observed on cooking shows, most chefs grow their own herbs, so that is a cost-effective alternative if you are able to maintain them. The problem with getting fresh herbs is that the minimum amount you can purchase might be too much, especially if you are cooking small portions or experimenting. Furthermore i’m a lazy person, so i just buy bottled ones which are cheaper and can last for a good 6-8 months.

    • Anw thanks to my comment on your blog I have had 2 referrals 😀

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