Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cardamom ~ Aphrodisiacs from A to Z

By Didier Descouens (Own work)
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Cardamom is, like, this groovy, aromatic spice from, like, super sexy places. (Fact.) I think the first time I noticed this saucy spice was several Christmases ago (maybe 7?). I stopped by the local Lindt chocolate store (which, alas, is there no more) and discovered a delightful seasonal chocolate bar spiced with, among other things, cardamom. LAWDHAMERCY, that thing was AMAZING. Wound up buying a bunch for my sister and me for the holiday and seriously wanted to cry when they'd been devoured. Being that they were seasonal, I didn't find them again till the following Christmas but then, after that, NEVER FOUND THEM AGAIN!!!!! (Thanks a lot, Lindt, you wretched tease.)

Y U SO SEX-AY?
Like basil, from yesterday, cardamom increases the flow of blood in the body, which carries oxygen to all the tissues and whatnot, and gets 'em ready for a bit of the old in-out, in-out. (That's science, right there.)

RECIPES

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45 comments:

  1. Cardamom spiced chocolate bars sound amazing! How dare Lindt take them away from you! That's just mean.

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  2. I've never heard of this one, but I do love chocolate bars.

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  3. I love scientific terms - especially the ones that need no explanation.

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    1. And I'm happy to share the vast breadth of my scientific vocabulary with you all. I'm all give, like that. :-)

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  4. "in-out, in-out" I about sprayed water out my nose. This sounds like a good spice to me!
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests
    #warriorminion

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    1. A cleaning cloth strategically placed next to your monitor might help. ;-)

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  5. Thanks for the education. I cook a lot, but there are so many exotic spices I'm unfamiliar with.

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    1. Thanks, Jolie. I'm learning a lot as well. Wish I had my own kitchen (and man!) to try these recipes with/on.

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  6. I've heard of it but I can't say I've ever tried it before. I see it listed in a lot of recipes, esp. from India or Asia, and since I don't like that kind of food, I've passed over it. Maybe I should give it a try?

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    1. That cake recipe might be a good place to start, maybe?

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  7. Okay, I use all the spices you've mentioned so far, Mina, so I'm officially sexaaay :D

    Cardamom is an essential part of my cooking, and it is so fragrant, I love it!


    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge



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    1. Well, of course you're officially sexaaay - surely everyone already knew that about you?

      What's your fave thing to make w/cardamom? Do you have any recipe for chocolate desserts that includes cardamom?

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  8. That chocolate sounds absolutely delish! And I'm going to have to give the pound cake recipe a try. YUM!

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    1. I know, me too. And that frosting sounds lovely, too!

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  9. That cake recipe looks delicious...and god knows I could do with some in-out in my life :D

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  10. LOL! And I bet those cardamon chocolate bars were awesome!

    A to Z Participant
    Cherie Reich - Author and Surrounded by Books Reviews

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  11. I made cookies with this glorious spice this past Christmas...OHMY! I'm hooked now.

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    1. Nice! Recipe handy anywhere??? :-)

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  12. ooh! I love your AZ theme. never thought of Cardamom as an aphrodisiac though. interesting!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Thanks so much - it's interesting, the stuff that came up when I began researching the topic.

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  13. now you have me wondering what that chocolate tasted like and how the hell I can get me sweaty little mitts on it.

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  14. I wonder if it would be good in hot chocolate. I usually put cinnamon and chili pepper in my hot chocolate, but cardamom might be a good addition.

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    1. As it happens, I linked a recipe for "Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate" at the bottom of this post. :-)

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  15. You've sold me! Now where can I get my hands on some?

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  16. bloody hell - really? Have an old jar of that knocking around in the kitchen. I'll look at it again in a new light :)

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  17. This is a seriously cool blog!!! I'll be back often. :-)

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  18. We have a Lindt store near us (at least I think it's still there) I shall check the next time I'm out that way. :)

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    1. Thanks! I've checked two Lindt shops in Manhattan and no joy. (It's the one in Westchester County, where I live, that closed.)

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  19. Definitely a better chance of eating this one, goes down smooth! Has to be good for the heart!

    my list grows!

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  20. Those recipes sound pretty good! So does the "in-out" method! We're pervs.
    Dani & Jax @ Cover Girls

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  21. Thanks, all y'all. I think so too. (And Dani Jax, that makes three of us.) ;-)

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  22. Must admit that cardamom is not amongst my faves, but it sounds quite useful in the bedroom ;)

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  23. Chai spiced hot chocolate. Yep. That's the road I'm taking! Loving your posts :)

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  24. OMG I love this!
    Except for the part where Lindt was a total douche-canoe and got you hooked on something and then stopped making it *wags the finger of shame at Lindt*
    Heather the Evil Twin, visiting with love from the A-to-Z Challenge @ thewinetwins.blogspot.com

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