Sarina Kamini
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Sarina Kamini is author of Spirits In A Spice Jar, available through Westland Books and Amazon

LIFE

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Clove brings out India’s special connection with spice. And with love

Clove was toothache cure in mother’s kitchen, mystery and delight added to kahwa tea. There is a lot more to this aromatic than meets the eye.

VARIETY

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Salt is the teaspoon of perspective life needs. No more, no less

The uniqueness of salt is that it is both category and singular spice. While we may all have nostalgic recollections of mustard oil or turmeric, salt offers a static point of reference.

LIFE

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Ghee is good for body and soul: Find out how it enhances your cooking

In Ayurveda, ghee is a sattvic food, a promoter of peace. In the pan, it performs the same role.

VARIETY

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How the warmth of mace restores 'hope'

Pretty much a staple in Kashmiri cuisine, mace brings an addictive sort of concentrated sweet heat into your dish and your palette. It helps you share joy, and love.

LIFE

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How cumin seed can be used to address anxiety

Cumin seed brings us to earth, tasting of the real, the relatable, the clarity of the sensible. This makes it stand out among other spices that make you fly high, but also forget vital grounding.

LIFE

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How jaggery adds just the right amount of sweetness to your cooking pan and life

In Ayurveda, jaggery is used to restore energy. It can be used the same way in your every day cooking, too.

LIFE

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How yellow mustard seed carves out a New Year body

Yellow mustard seed is the sculptor that shaves away the dead wood around your body.

LIFE

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How ginger battles winter illness and fatigue

Ginger is hot sun warmth and high-frequency zing.

LIFE

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LIFE

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