Turmeric is a favourite
spice of mine.I go through it
quickly.I add it to many dishes such as
meat casseroles, mashed potatoes and soups.It adds a beautiful yellow colour while not being a very strong flavour.
If you are lucky enough
to get some fresh turmeric, be sure to wear gloves when handling it unless you
want bright yellow fingers for hours, if not days.And be careful you don't splash your clothes
with turmeric either.If you try to wash
it off with soap, the yellow stain will turn pink.
In ancient times Hindu brides
were painted with dye made from turmeric.
Turmeric is supposed to
be good for you too!There are trials
looking into whether it is helpful with arthritis, dermatitis, IBS and even
Turmeric is part of most
Indian style curry powders.Indians use
turmeric to marinate fish.
To get great colour on
curried or devilled eggs, just add some turmeric.
You can also add it to
Try rubbing fish with
turmeric, salt and lemon juice just before cooking.
Hot English mustard
powder gets it strong yellow flavour from the addition of turmeric.
the normal monthly quiz, I'm going to ask you to rank these flags in order of
is now voting between these alternative flag designs.The winner will then be voted on as between
it and the current flag early next year.
I don't have
the technology nous to have a survey tool for this so please just put the
Letters down in a comment in your preferred order – the best first.
yet decided on my order of preference although I am fairly close to knowing
which is my first preference.
of you that were wondering.The flag
below is our current flag – it is quite similar to the Australian flag, isn't
it? And part of it is the Union Jack which is the English flag - and New Zealand, although still part of the Commonwealth, has not been a colony or Dominion of the UK since about 1940.