Must have winter herbs & spices

Posted on Mon, Oct 17, 2022 by Amit Bambral

Winter is fast approaching as we enter the chilly months of fall. Herbs and spices, whether used for cooking dishes, drinking as tea or simply to enhance the ambiance of the room, are always great to have stocked up at home in case you may need them for any purpose.

When it comes to winter, we have scents and flavors associated with the season, often inducing a sense of comfort, warmth, and nostalgia. Here are some herbs and spices you must have and stock up on during the cold winter season.

Sage

Sage has a floral aroma and earthy flavor. It is a versatile herb that can be used as a food seasoning, tea, and scent to enhance any room. As it is versatile, it is a great herb to have in stock at home. It brings in a warm feeling as well, perfect for any cold winter day. This herb is especially known for its intense herbal aroma and flavor, so a little goes a long way.

Oregano

Oregano has a spicy, earthy scent with woody, mint, and hay flavors. Another extremely versatile herb, it is often used as a seasoning in any wintertime dish. It also makes a great tea to warm up any cold day. This is another intense herbal flavor herb where a little goes a long way. Oregano can sometimes be drunk as a tea, offering relaxing benefits.

Rosemary

Rosemary is another great herb, and it has a piney aroma and a distinctive sharp flavor. It also gives off woody and sage-like with hints of lemon and mint scent and flavor. This versatile herb is great for seasoning dishes, giving them such a warm and hearty flavor, perfect to warm up your cold days.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon, almost always very distinguishably noticeable, has a slight citrusy note, a hint of spicy taste, with a powerful punch of cloves. Cinnamon is a must-have during winter as it is a perfect seasoning, especially for wintertime desserts and drinks. It is the perfect spice to warm you up on a cold day. This spice is strong in flavor, especially in its dried form, so a little goes a long way.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg is the holiday season spice everyone is familiar with. It has a distinguishable fragrance and a warm slightly sweet taste. It is a great seasoning, especially for wintertime sweet treats and hot drinks. The flavor is perfect as it warms you up from the inside. Its slightly spicy and refreshing aroma is just great to warm up any day.

Ginger

Ginger has a spicy, warm, and earthy scent and flavor to it. It is the go-to herb and/or spice to clear your respiratory system, and can be extremely beneficial during cold days. The flavor is especially perfect for a cold day as it warms you up from the inside. This versatile herb/spice is a must-have not just for winter, but all year around.

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