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And milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon and beat until well-blended.
Add spinach, lemon zest and juice, nutmeg, and mint.
Cotechino, the normally girthy New Year's sausage, comes bratwurst size, sliced on the bias, and served atop creamy cannellini beans, its grind redolent of orange, nutmeg, burnt cinnamon, and star anise.
In another bowl, stir together the salt, chile powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice.
Knead wheat flour, nutmeg, salt, lime, shallot and baking powder with water to form spinner dumplings; poach in soup to order.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg and salt in a medium bowl, set aside. 2.
Add oatmeal, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, salt, milk and fruit – if the fruit is frozen or very juicy, only use ¾ cup milk.
Proof on Main, at Louisville’s 21c Museum Hotel, features a julep where single-barrel bourbon is swizzled with ginger-lime cordial, and in addition to a mint garnish, a spice blend of clove, star anise, nutmeg and black pepper is torched atop.
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Did You Know?
Nutmeg is native to the Moluccas, Indonesian islands in the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia. The word nutmeg, however, comes from Old Occitan, a Romance language spoken in southern France during the latter half of the Middle Ages. Old Occitan "noz muscada" combines "noz" ("nut"), from Latin nuc-, nux, with "muscada," a feminine form of muscat, meaning "musky." The history of "muscat" can in turn be traced back through Late Latin, Greek, and Middle Persian to a Sanskrit word meaning "mouse."
Origin and Etymology of nutmeg
NUTMEG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nutmeg for English Language Learners
: a spice made from the hard seed of a tropical tree and used in cooking and baking
NUTMEG Defined for Kids
medical Definition of nutmeg
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