Tag Archives: Seasoning

The 08/11/13 Joy Jar

10 Aug

Moi is discovering how many recipes that she likes which contain basil as an ingredient. Basil is a wonderful herb which along with added spices seasons a dish. Life would be very bland without herbs and spices. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ are the seasonings which make life less bland.

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.

“Neither sugar nor salt tastes particularly good by itself. Each is at its best when used to season other
Love is the same way.
Use it to “season” people.”
– Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning or exquisite flavor but in yourself’

“People can be induced to swallow anything, provide it is sufficiently seasoned with praise”

The only fruit which even much living yields seems to be often only some trivial success ,–the ability to do
some slight thing bet …
Henry David Thoreau

“Perfume was first created to mask the stench of foul and offensive odors…
Spices and bold flavorings were created to mask the taste of putrid and rotting meat…
What then was music created for?
Was it to drown out the voices of others, or the voices within ourselves?
I think I know.”
– Emilie Autumn , The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.”
Proverbs 15:17)

The 02/26/13 Joy Jar

25 Feb

Moi does not use any additional salt on food, but she sprinkles the pepper very liberally. There are many kinds of pepper and the better the quality the better the taste. So, hold the salt and please pass the pepper. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is pepper.

The disparity between a restaurant’s price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill.
Bryan Miller

Americans can eat garbage, provided you sprinkle it liberally with ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, Tabasco sauce, cayenne pepper, or any other condiment which destroys the original flavor of the dish”                                                    

Henry Miller

It takes four men to dress a salad: a wise man for the salt, a madman for the pepper, a miser for the vinegar, and a spendthrift for the oil.”

The chief pleasure in eating does not consist in costly seasoning or exquisite flavor but in yourself”                                                                                       


He who controls the spice controls the universe.”
Frank Herbert,

 “He who has the pepper may season as he lists.”                                             George Herbert