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nutmeg herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Nutmeg

This week’s magical herb is nutmeg. Nutmeg is rich, warm, fragrant and nutty. Known as a “pumpkin pie spice” in the US, Nutmeg is also used in Indonesian, Dutch and Scottish cuisine. Latin Name: Myristica fragrans Other Names: Unknown Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Jupiter Sign: Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces Day:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Mustard

This week’s magical herb is mustard. Mustard seeds’ flavor can vary through sweet, spicy, nutty and earthy. While often considered a popular American condiment, mustard seeds are also used frequently in French and German cooking. Latin Name: Brassica juncea Other Names: Indian Mustard, Leaf Mustard, Chinese Mustard Gender: Masculine Element:

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Magical Herb of the Week: Mint

This week’s magical herb is mint. Mint has a cool, refreshing flavor and a fantastic scent. Known for its use in Mint Juleps, mint is also a component of tabbouleh and a number of other Middle Eastern dishes. Latin Name: Mentha Other Names: Varies Gender: Masculine Element: Air Planet: Mercury,

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Magical Herb of the Week: Marjoram

This week’s magical herb is marjoram. Marjoram has a sweet, rich taste similar to oregano. Marjoram is most notably used in “herbs de provence” and is used widely in Greek and Italian cuisine, especially with lamb. Latin Name: Origanum majorana Other Names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram Gender: Masculine Element: Air

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Magical Herb of the Week: Ginger

This week’s magical herb is ginger. Ginger has a fresh, peppery, spicy flavor and a wonderful aroma. Traditional ginger ale contains ginger root. Notably found in many American holiday desserts, ginger is also widely used in Hawaiian and Chinese cooking. Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Other Names: Jamaica Ginger Gender: Masculine

garlic herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Garlic

This week’s magical herb is garlic. Garlic has a potent flavor with a nutty note, and some varieties can be quite spicy. Garlic is a major player in pesto, and is frequently seen in Southeast Asian and African dishes. Latin Name: Allium sativum Other Names: Silverskin Garlic, Soft-necked Garlic Gender:

fennel herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Fennel

This week’s magical herb is fennel. Fennel is very aromatic and has a flavor like celery and licorice. Fennel is found in the drink Absinthe, and is often used in Greek and asian dishes, including Chinese Five-spice. Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare Other Names: Funchal Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mercury

dill herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Dill

This week’s magical herb is dill. Dill has a mild, warm and distinct flavor. It’s famous for being used in the making of pickles. Dill is common to Greek and Egyptian cuisine and pairs especially well with fish. Latin Name: Anethum graveolens Other Names: Dill Weed Gender: Masculine Element: Fire

cumin herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Cumin

This week’s magical herb is cumin. Cumin has an earthy, woody flavor that is a bit bitter. Cumin is a component of chili powder, and is used often in Mexican and Middle Eastern cuisine. Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum Other Names: Cummin, Jeera Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries,

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

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