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December 20, 2007


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anna maria

I love discovering ways of using cardamom in my food, because it has such a wonderful aroma. I have attempted putting it in hot chocolate, but I did not quite achieve the result I hoped for. I will try again.


Ti lascio i miei più affettuosi auguri di Buon Natale e felice Anno nuovo.


I like that you still enjoy riding your bike, even for little errands. It seems too many people use the car even to go visit a neighbor!

As for cardamom, it's a foreign spice to my kitchen but I do enjoy it if foods when dining out.

I'll have to start looking for ways to bring it into my kitchen.


I'm not familiar with cardamom, but I just bought some so I can learn. Love the idea with carrots. Thanks for the info - and isn't it fun when the post box gives pressies!


What a cool event. I missed it somehow. Maybe next year...

Laurie Constantino

I was at the spice store today listening to the woman in front of me buying the ingredients for Chai, including green cardamom pods. It inspired me to go home and make hot buttered rums with cardamom, a drink I learned from an old boyfriend -- it is so good! Then I came to your page and found this discussion of cardamom. Three times in one day -- it must mean something (I think that I need more cardamom in my diet.) Can't wait for the cardamom white chocolate mousse recipe. It sounds wonderful.

Ulrike aka ostwestwind

North Germans are not very familar with cardamom, I can't wait for the recipe


I love cardamom. Only discovered it when I started blogging -- about a year and a half ago.



Ciao Anna Maria. I hope you try again and let us know when you find the right combination.

Tanti auguri anche a te, Lenny.

Hi Peter, I try to leave the car behind as much as possible.

It is fun, Katie and I am looking forward to doing this again, maybe with egg-shaped packages for Easter.

Sorry you missed it, Maryann. I am sure we'll do it again next year.

Hi Laurie: hot buttered rum? That sounds quite interesting. I will definitely make the mousse and write about it.

That's interesting Ulrike.

Hi Paz. That's nice when through blogging we learn about new foods or spices.


I have only used cardamom a couple of times. The first time I bought it was years ago when I tried to emulate a Martha Stewart recipe.

This was a fun event. I can't wait for next year!


Simona, I can easily imagine your constitutional of visiting the P.O. box. It's the little daily routines that mean the most. And the serendipity (and synchronicity
! ) make it that much more special. Nice, nice post. So glad you are enjoying the wonder of cardamom.

Lori Lynn

Hi Simona - You have reminded me to make a delicious old recipe - basmati rice with ghee, cashews and cardamom.

Wendy sent such a neat gift. It's a spice that sparks the cooking imagination for sure.

Happy Holidays!


Hi Chris. I agree, it was a lot of fun.

Thanks, Susan. Now I want to use it in other recipes as well.

Hi Lori Lynn. Will you show it to us? I'd love to see it. Happy Holidays to you!


I don't have many recipes that call for this spice ~maybe I can track more down. It is such an interesting spice...the gift/spice exchange was great fun!I can just see you riding on your bike to the post office~Good for you!

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