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Moroccan Mint Tea

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In Morocco, tea is a way of life. People drink tea all day. If you have a guest, you serve tea as a sign of hospitality - and as a guest, one should never refuse. The art of tea can range anywhere from a mundane occurrence to something ceremonial. Gunpowder tea and spearmint leaves are steeped in a pot, swished around so that the flavors fully bloom. Sugar is added but milk is not, and then served in ornate glasses. Moroccan tea is one of the earliest examples of globalization. In the 1850s, a British merchant arrived with gunpowder tea...

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August 10th Is SMORES Day!

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National Watermelon Day!

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Happy National Watermelon Day! Did you know that this fruit originated in South Africa? Egyptian pharaohs loved this treat, and by the 10th century it had traveled all the way to China! You’ve probably seen pictures of watermelon mojitos and Greek salads on your social media feed by now. But let’s face it, why mess with this delicious fruit and make things complicated? Take a look at this Mexican classic - watermelon with chili, lime and a touch of salt to bring out the sweetness. In cities with large Mexican population like Los Angeles and San Diego, street vendors push...

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MADE WITH SPICELY: Saffron + Kumquats

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This week on Made With Spicely, we would like to introduce you to Saffron + Kumquats, a recipe subscription service! Saffron + Kumquats makes it fun and easy to cook around the world in the comfort of your own kitchen with a monthly subscription box!.  Each month features a different cuisine from around the globe, with sample ingredients and recipe cards - you will be guided to cook up dishes like Rasta Rub Pork Chops With Mango Salsa and Chicken Tsukune. Saffron + Kumquats chose to partner with Spicely because it was important for them to source high-quality, unique spices....

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National Fries Day

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  Oh, the amazing potato in its most glorious form: the French Fry. But did you know that there are records of fries as early as the late 17th century? In a region in Belgium called Meuse Valley, it was very common for the people to fry up small fish as a staple. But in the winter, the river froze up and they couldn’t get any fish, so they decided to fry up the next best thing: potatoes! The rest is history. Since then fries have gone everywhere in the world; most country has their own regional version of it....

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