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Hawaij spice (also known as Hawayej, Hawaj, and Hawayij) means "mixture" in Arabic. It's a spice blend with primarily cumin and black pepper and often contains cardamom, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. There are two primary blends of hawaij - one for savory dishes and one used in coffee and desserts. Hawaij is primarily used …

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There are some glorious fruits and vegetables in season in February! While some of our favorites (like berries and stone fruit) are not in season this month, there are some unique and delicious fruit & veg that is at peak flavor this month. Some of my favorites are avocado, leeks, kumquats, grapefruit, and Brussels sprouts. …

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