One great benefit of joining this section of the NC Unit is LUNCH! The photo to the left is from the group's Moroccan Magic meeting featuring Turmeric, to which each member brought a dish that included turmeric or another herb, spice or blend. The group discusses the herbs, then share their dishes for a tasty lunch.
Photo: Terry Wheeler
LEFT: Curcuma longa, turmeric, in flower. Turmeric is from the root of this plant. The root looks very much like a ginger "hand" though it has bright orange flesh. They are sometimes available in specialty grocers. If you find one, you can use it fresh much as you do ginger. The flavor is different, and the orange flesh can temporarily stain your fingers. It can also stain your clothes, so be careful.
Photo: Anne Abbott