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Spices for Christmas

Christmas spices

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!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas spices

54 thoughts on “Spices for Christmas

  1. Turmeric is the only ‘spice’ I don’t really think of as seasonal/Christmassy but the rest would all work in holiday baking or drinks. 🙂

    Happy Holidays

  2. I love these spices and the information you give, plus, of course, your beautiful photography. I recently wrote a post about cardamom! Thanks for this article.

  3. I like to keep a mix of these spices, as well as nutmeg and alspice, to use in tea or on hot cereal. The pictures are lovely! I will be making mulled wine with these spices for Christmas Eve.

  4. I adore all of these spices, and now that you mention it, it’s probably because I adore Christmas. I recently found the one store in Anchorage, Alaska that sells star anise, which means that soon my collection of spices will be complete.

  5. Making spice mixes as presents is a lovely idea. I might make them as stocking fillers for my family this year and even tailor them to their individual tastes (my dad loves cloves).

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