The 5 Spices You Need for Homemade Masala Chai (Well, OK. Maybe There Are 8.) |   ---- I loooove Masala (Yogi) ----

The 5 Spices You Need for Homemade Chai (Well, OK. Maybe There Are 8.)

For all of you who love chai, that spicy and fragrant milky tea drunk across most of India and much of east Africa. Chai comes in so many forms and flavors.


put plastic containers with lids inside the apothecary drawers to store dried herbs and spices.


is the perfect place to have a (in italian "Giardino degli Aromi"), also if you haven't a plot, some vases are enough. We can begin from a plant, mint is good with roasted :) , to taste them at have a look at bebtrapaniveliero.


Saffron, one of the most expensive spices in the world. Most is produced in Taliouine, Morocco

Bouquet de menthe

Want to grow mint but not sure how to get started? Here are some easy mint growing tips and 5 uses for fresh mint when it takes over the garden!

Indian spice mix. Love the mood and props in this photo.

Bisi Bele Bath Masala Powder

Make your own Bisi Bele Bhat Masala from scratch and take your dish a notch higher. Here is a tried and tested to make Bisi Bele Bhat Masala.

A vintage ladder as an herb dryer, via Gardenista.

rustic ladder herb dryer I have this ladder and the herbs to dry ! I can make this ladder.

Magickal Oil: Gently warm 1 Cup of a Natural Oil (I like Olive Oil) and steep a Tablespoon of desired herbs in the oil. Do not boil! If it isn't aromatic enough or you like strong oil, steep a little more herbs in it.

Bouquet Garni

2009 Herb of the Year: Make Your Own Bouquet Garni

A bouquet garni (boh-kay gar-nee) is a bundle of herbs tied together. Learn how to make one with your 2009 Herb of the Year - bay.