Sunday, 27 February 2011

Spice Of Life

kate humble spice

I have been watching Kate Humble on The Spice Trail.

It has been fascinating to see how the different spices are produced, and where in the world they come from – and the hard work and intense manual labour involved in so many stages of production.

spice trail kate humble

And I mention it today because it is the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. You can find a complete list of fairtrade herbs and spices here. Sainsbury’s stock both Bart’s and Crazy Jack’s products.


I especially love nutmeg – and I am glad that is is available as a fairly traded product. Isn’t it beautiful when you see it in its case, surrounded by the beautiful red mace?

Spices have been highly prized since Bible Times…

sheba solomon

Never again were so many spices brought in as those the Queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.


  1. Good morning Angela,
    Is this the same series that showed her buying frankincense?
    Thanks for popping over the channel I always enjoy your visits!

  2. We thought the programmes were very good, especially the one about the cinnamon plantation.

  3. We watched the first programme with the boys this afternoon and they loved it. We will watch the other on iplayer tomorrow with them. So interesting.

  4. Wow, I didn't know that that was what nutmeg looked like fresh. It's so beautiful!



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