Cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and cardamom are just a few spices that instantly conjure up Christmas. I am using them in mulled wine, cakes, cookies, hot chocolate and coffee. I know turmeric and cardamom are not really spices for Christmas, but I think they deserve to be on my spices list for Christmas.
Cinnamon is obtained from genus Cinnamomum in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and Burma.
Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale and is indigenous to southern China.
Turmeric the rhizome of the ginger family Zingiberaraceae in Southern Asia.
Cardamom is a spice made from the seeds of several plants in the genera Elettaria and Amomum in India.
At Christmas, these spices helps me make the holidays real. Added to the food, drinks or just in the air they just add a different feel and taste.
All this spices are exotic and come from warmer climates. They were once sold at the price of gold.
They are also a great gift. Mix them all together and put them in a nice small jar, decorated with some Christmas band or a cinnamon stick and give them to your family. They will use them in the coffee or hot chocolate or cookies. Enjoy!