How to use: Ginger is a versatile spice being used either in sweet bakery for cakes and biscuits directly or in mixes like Steenbergs organic mixed spice, while it is also used in savoury foods from Indian and South East Asian curries through to sausages. I like it in making sausages finding it adds a pleasing heat that complements the pork very well. For some ideas on how to use ginger, try BBC recipes and Steenbergs Recipes section and type in ginger.
Ginger has a multitude of health benefits: It stimulates digestion, lowers blood pressure, reduces nausea, reduces inflammation, has antibacterial properties, regulates blood sugar, reduces menstrual pain and can positives affect cholesterol levels.
Steenbergs organic brown mustard seeds are smaller and hotter than its relative the yellow mustard seeds. Steenbergs organic brown mustard seeds are ideal for Asian and African cooking. In India, whole brown mustard seeds are fried in oil until a popping sound is heard to give a nutty flavour and used in curries. Black and brown mustard seeds are similar, but different, and are basically interchangeable.
Steenbergs Organic Rosemary has that characteristic strong, robust flavour that you expect from great home-grown rosemary. Organic rosemary’s needle-like leaves are very aromatic, with a slightly woody and highly pungent perfume, which is not lost by long cooking. Use Steenbergs organic rosemary in lamb, pork and chicken dishes, giving them a sunny, Mediterranean feel. Organic rosemary is ideal for those wonderfully easy and delicious casseroles with flageolet beans and either chicken or lamb.