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coriander herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Coriander

This week’s magical herb is coriander. Coriander is sweet, subtle and versatile. It makes a great addition to gremolatas and is used in many Latin and Indian recipes. Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum Other Names: Cilantro, Chinese Parsley Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries, Scorpio Day: Tuesday Deities and

cloves herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Clove

This week’s magical herb is clove. Coves have a strong, pungent flavor and aroma. Cloves are found in garam masala and are popular in Indian dishes. In the US they are often found in eggnog and holiday desserts. Latin Name: Syzygium aromaticum Other Names: Unknown Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet:

cinnamon herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cinnamon

This week’s magical herb is cinnamon. Cinnamon is aromatic, sweet, savory and can be spicy. Cinnamon is commonly used in Mexican and Asian cuisine, and is found in many sweet dishes, and some savory ones. Latin Name: Cinnamomum verum Other Names: True Cinnamon Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Sun, Jupiter

cilantro herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cilantro

This week’s magical herb is cilantro. Cilantro has a robust, “wild” flavor with a hint of citrus. It is incredibly potent. Cilantro is widely used in Mexican and Latin cuisine. Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum Other Names: Chinese Parsley Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries, Scorpio Day: Tuesday Deities

cayenne herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cayenne

This week’s magical herb is cayenne.  Cayenne is a type of pepper with a distinct flavor and intense heat. It is a standard component of chili powder and jambalaya. Latin Name: Capsicum annuum Other Names: Chili, Red Pepper Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries, Scorpio Day: Tuesday Deities

bay herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Bay

This week’s magical herb is bay. Bay has a mild flavor that’s hard to describe. Typically it is used on long-cooking dishes to enhance the flavor of other herbs. Bay is an important part of “bouquet garni.” Latin Name: Laurus nobilis Other Names: Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay Gender: Masculine Element:

basil herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Basil

This week’s magical herb is basil. Basil is fragrant, bright, pungent and slightly peppery in flavor. Basil is one of the flavorings used in Chartreuse. Basil is also what makes up the ever-popular pesto. Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum Other Names: Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, St. Joseph’s Wort Gender: Masculine Element:

anise herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Anise

This week’s magical herb is anise. Anise has a taste similar to licorice, with sweet notes and is very fragrant. Jägermeister and Sambuca contain anise. Anise is also used in biscotti and many sausages. Latin Name: Illicium verum Other Names: Star Aniseed, Chinese Star Anise Gender: Masculine Element: Air Planet:

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