The SPICE of Life. Day 9
While gathering the spices I needed to make tonights dinner, I glimpsed a lonely un-opened bottle of Marjoram. The same Marjoram I have had at the back of the spice drawer for more than 6 years. (Anyone know if It will still be good if un-opened?) I have looked over this bottle hundreds of times but for some unknown reason, today I was prompted to look up what it is used for in cooking. While browsing the web for spices, I was educated on the use of many spices and furthermore inspired by how all of life is better with a bit of spice; drawing a parallel in the worlds of Design, decor, fashion, food and fun.
My advice for adding spice to your life:
- As in cooking, spice to your taste. Discover what you want a taste of and go for it. Perhaps you watch 'Dancing with the Stars' because it looks like fun... Take some ballroom dance classes. I saw a quote I fell in love with, floating around Facebook the other day
- Most spices are used in moderation. Just because you like Garlic doesn't mean add a whole head. There is such thing as too much of a good thing. When Decorating a room, sometimes a splash of color will do the trick.
- When decorating for a family, an assortment of spices can be blended together. If you don't know how to mix contrasting spices, hire a professional. When you don't know how to make a meal you love, you go out to dinner and let a pro Chef cook for you. The same applies in the design world. Hire a professional to help you do the blending.
- Lastly, spices are best if they are allowed to steep into the food. I for one am a better person when I allow myself time to soak in a few relaxing moments. One of my favourite places... The Lake Country Coffee House and Art Gallery,
with a large, non fat, Tazo Chai Tea Latte. Ummmm Cinnamon and cardimum.
To finish this blog post I want to share with you an online link to an excellent source on the types and uses of spices ... Spice up your life, I'm going to try my Marjoram this week.