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Spice Making in Olden Days

neot kedumim
Can you imagine if every time you needed spices you had to work this hard? And in the heat, too, because there was no air-conditioning 1000 years ago. This photo was taken at Neot Kedumim in Israel.

Ilana-Davita says

Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Raizy says

Beautiful picture. Is that your daughter?
Neot Kedumim is a very cool place to take your kids to visit.

hihorosie says

Great picture!

And yes, that would be hard to imagine doing every time. I definitely take that for granted. But you know, there is something about FRESH ground spices than what you'd get from a jar. So tasty! We've gotten in the habit of grinding up whole seed cumin in our spice grinder. It's amazing the taste difference.

Your daughter (assuming it is) looks like she's getting the hang of multi-tasking here. Efficient! :)

Leora says

Raizy, Neot Kedumim on that particular day, instead of being "cool", was quite hot. We tried to do water-oriented trips since it was summer, but this wasn't one of them.

Rosie, I've never made fresh ground cumin. Neat idea. But I have ground up cloves by hand. Yummy.


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