Christmas Spices

It’s that wonderful time of year to enjoy the snow, hot chocolate, and all the tasty Christmas spices that come along with the season. I can hear the faint sounds of Christmas music already!

Whole Cloves – Ground Clove Grinding whole gloves in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle will both achieve finely ground cloves.

Vanilla Pods – Vanilla Extract Probably one of the easiest to grind. Break down dried vanilla pods in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

Cinnamon Sticks – Ground Cinnamon An easy way to grind small amounts of cinnamon is using a Microplane.

Whole Nutmeg – Ground Nutmeg As with grinding cinnamon using a Microplane is a popular way to grind nutmeg.