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A cup of warm tea on a cold winter’s day can’t be beat.  Although it’s just as easy to steep a ready-made teabag in a pot of boiling water, homemade tea recipes are available all over the internet with a variety of ingredients and flavours, caffeinated and decaffeinated.   Once, while visiting at a friend’s […]

WordPress, who hosts my blog, as a courtesy, sent me a year-end summary of my most visited posts in 2015 and I wanted to share them with you. Although 2015 has been a successful year and I have tried recipes in different directions, what surprised me most is that the top 3 articles of last […]

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Want a chance to provide me with feedback about Spice Wife?  Now is your chance, until February 4, 2016 at Spice Wife Readers Survey 2016.  Thank you, readers, for those of you that have filled out the survey.  So far, I’ve received a lot of positive feedback and great ideas and I look forward to […]

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! It has been three years since I published my first post in January, 2013. I have loved sharing my stories, adventures and recipes with you.  I enjoy the challenge of discovering new ingredients, techniques and recipes and have published a total of 88 posts to date.  Sometimes it […]

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I’m in the midst of winter holidays and I’m already stuffed from eating in too much, dining out too much, with family and friends, whom I love so much. And New Year’s eve is days away.  Time for easy and lighter fare. Recently I explored a new cookbook, Michael Smith’s Make Ahead Meals .  Lots […]

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I am trying to increase the non-animal protein component in my diet for health, and my cholesterol levels.  Because I love Indian cuisine and I love Madhur Jaffrey’s cooking (two of her recipes on previous posts: her garam masala spice blend and Lentil Soup, a Lovely Soup), what could be better than to delve into […]

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The days are finally getting cooler. This past weekend was warm enough to rake the leaves wearing a t-shirt and jeans, and today I want to hibernate for the winter (okay, a little too soon for that).  What could be better than a chili for dinner, to warm me up from the inside out?  I […]

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