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This Issue: Strength

  There is no way to encapsulate the word “Strength.”   Mamas that grieve loved ones feel the hue of being strong differently from daddies that have stood for children in tough love.  Yet, we have all had the opportunity to stand on the power of this word. Take for…

This Issue: Light!!

Ok. I give up! There is no way to predict the outcome of an issue of Garden Spices Magazine, which is what the magic of this mission is all about. I throw out a word, and the Contributors digest it and express what they feel about the word…

A Thanksgiving Dinner

  It’s that time of year again.  Tried and true, traditional and tasty… THE PERFECT HOLIDAY TURKEY AND DRESSING Ingredients – Serves 8-10 For The Turkey 1 10-lb. fresh turkey Salt and freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp. paprika 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped 1…

The Address to Happiness

Light is the address of happiness, rungs towards education and pathway to knowledge. We all are on a journey to seek truth, gain experience, and clarity. Generations past have given us many gifts, inventions and discoveries to aid the world. It all started with the quest for knowledge. As we…

Holiday Recipes

Liberian’s love Cassava Leaf. While I was in Liberia one of my favorite foods was cassava leaf. Imagine my joy when I found a LaFruteria, a Mexican grocery on 89th and Commercial in Chicago that sells, in addition to Mexican foods, Caribbean and African foods! I am a…

Torch Your Dessert

November and December bring us a good dose of family and friends time. We may exchange warm glances and bright laughters. We may share gratitude or exchange presents. We have the sweetness of company that call for sweetening our palates. Here are a couple of recipes that will sure…

Crab Imperial

Enjoy this scrumptious recipe by our Cuisine Editor, Janis Merrill-Gipson Serves 6 Ingredients 8 tbsp. Unsalted butter, melted 3 tbsp. Flour 2 cups Heavy cream 1 lb. Jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shell pieces 1 cup Panko bread crumbs ½ cup Finely chopped red bell pepper ¼…