January 13, 2011 § 7 Comments
I am not a fan of anything that tastes like black licorice, but my husband is. We were shopping at World Spice Merchants last weekend. As my hubby & I were sniffing spices, he asks me if I like tarragon and I promptly and firmly say no. This invites one of the employees to extol the virtues of Star Anise, which has a licorice-like flavor. I’m not buying it, but my hubby gets all excited. Then the other employee says he likes to put it in his oatmeal. That cinches it. We have to buy some for my hubby.
One of the suggestions they gave us is that it tastes great with carmelized onions. Tonight I am making Turkey Tetrazzini, so I thought, what the heck. Let’s give it a try. It’s not supposed to be ground, but steeped in the dish, like bay leaf. I’m hoping that it will give a deeper, more interesting flavor without tasting like licorice.
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I just realized that I never put an end date on the flannel scraps give-away. But I think everyone who is interested has had a chance to leave a comment. So let’s pick a winner! Mr. Random Number Generator chooses the very last comment! (I’ve never seen the first or last comment ever win. Cool!)
Congratulations Lynne! She says that she is going to take a quilting class with her daughter. Welcome to the world of quilting, Lynne!