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.
Steenbergs Organic Three Colour Pepper Blend ( or sometimes called Rainbow Pepper Mix ) is made from organic pink peppercorns from Mauritius, combined with organic white peppercorns and organic black peppercorns from India. These make not just a very colourful addition to your peppermill and plate but a delicious mix as well. An alternative to Steenbergs Organic Three Colour Pepper is Steenbergs Organic Fairtrade 4 Colour Mixed Pepper blend. Steenbergs Organic Three Colour Pepper Mix works wonderfully on peppered steaks and as a general pepper on the table or by your cooker.
Steenbergs Organic Fairtrade Turmeric comes from an organic and Fairtrade co-operative in the Kandy region of Sri Lanka. Turmeric originates from a root, known as the rhizome, Curcuma longa; it looks similar to ginger and galangal. To create turmeric powder, the turmeric rhizomes are lifted, boiled for one hour to fix the colours, dried for 10-15 days then cleaned (called polishing) before being crushed and ground.
The colour of turmeric comes from its natural curcumin colouration, although it’s commonly a bright yellow, it can also be more orange-yellow and almost brown. Fairtrade turmeric has a distinct earthy aroma and a pleasing, sharp, bitter, spicy and lingering depth of flavour.