100 Foods: Nutmeg

While decluttering my bookcase I discovered a hidden gem: Parragon Books’ “100 Best Health Foods.”

This book takes an interesting, in-depth look at 100 amazing foods and discusses their healthy properties. That said, Parragon does not bother to go into any sort of detail as to which seasons the foods are from or where they are from, which is great… as the publisher is in the UK and I am not.

Also the recipes in this book are not necessarily for the busy on-the-go people or they don’t really make the healthy food the stand out in the completed dish.

My plan… I’m going to tackle these 100 health foods relative to their seasonality in my area (some are never seasonable here… but I will follow their seasons in the location in which they are grown) and find simple easy recipes that showcase the foods. Which could be great for amazing foods like plums… but not so great for anchovies…

Nutmeg

Am I the only one that always thought this was a spice that just came in those little shakers at the grocery store already ground? Yeah… you can actually buy the little nut shaped seed and grate them yourself for a fresher nutmeg taste. I use it so infrequently… I still buy the little shakers.

Nutmeg adds the sweetness to many savory Indian dishes; although, it is the amazing hidden flavor that is in the background of many cuisines around the world… including haggis.

Personally I like to sprinkle nutmeg onto vanilla ice-cream… because that is the way I am.

How do you like your nutmeg?

 

~Emme
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