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This recipe calls for apples, raisins and orange, while the green tomatoes take on the taste of the warm spices with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice.
In a separate bowl, mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Indonesian nutmeg and Madagascar black pepper turn up the heat—and anchor this as a winter favorite—then finish off with cedar, incense, vetiver, and pine.
The jam's sweetness brings out the meatball's nutmeg spice.
Ingredients: ½ cup raisins Directions: Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F Step 2: In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.
In a separate bowl, whisk the flour with the cinnamon and nutmeg.
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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."
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