Recipes by their Ingredients

cinnamon stick

  • Chinese Five-Spice Powder

    Chinese Five-Spice Powder
    Chinese Five-Spice Powder
    (makes about 1½ tblsp)
    1 star anise
    ½ cinnamon stick
    20-25 black or schezuan peppercorns
    20-25 fennel seeds
    12-15 whole cloves

    NOTES: This is so fragrant that when you grind it and smell the aroma, I think you will, in your mind, envision many things you could experiment with, using this spice mixture.


    In a grinder, grind all the ingredients together until they are in powder form.


  • Pickling Spices

    Pickling Spices
    Pickling Spices
    (Makes enough to pickle about 1 lb of vegetables)

    2 cinnamon sticks, broken
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    2 tsp peppercorns
    1 tsp cloves
    1 tsp allspice
    1 tsp juniper berries
    1 tsp mace
    1 tsp dill seeds
    4 bay leaves
    1 small piece of ginger

    red hot pepper flakes
    1/2 tblsp coriander seeds

    NOTES: I love mixing the baby peeled carrots with thick slices of pickling cucumber - great to snack on! I also use fresh ginger slice insted of dried.

    Mix all the spices together. Store in an airtight jar or zipock bag in a cool area, keep out of the sunlight.