Monday, April 4, 2011

Switzerland, spices and milvus milvus stamp

Postcrossing CH-76049
French postcard of a spice rack. I love spices. I often overflavor my foods with spices, especially the hot stuff! Want to know more about spices? Click your way through the Encyclopedia of Spices (the Epicenter). I'm surprised watercress is classified as a spice, it is used as vegetable in Chinese cooking, often in soups. For some watercress soup recipes, take a look at Homemade Chinese Soups.

Soon, a World Spice Organization may pepper up the spice trade. It will be located in Kochi, India, which is a huge spice exporter. Read about it here.

Definition of "spicy" from The Free Dictionary
spic·y  (sps)
adj. spic·i·er, spic·i·est
1. Having the flavor, aroma, or quality of spice.
2. Piquant; zesty: a spicy tomato sauce.
3. Producing or abounding in spices.
4. High-spirited; lively.
5. Slightly scandalous; risqué: a spicy Hollywood romance.
Are you a spicy type?

Swiss stamp of Milvus Milvus, issued on April 1, 2009
info at Focus on Stamps by Swiss Post 2/2009, page 5

The Milvus Milvus (Red Kite) is a bird of prey of the milvus species. It is endemic to the western Palearctic region in Europe and northwest Africa. Its wings span nearly 2 meters (nearly 7 feet) but it is very light and weighs only about 1kg/2-3 pounds. The red kite is of a chestnut red color with white patches under its wings and a pale grey head.


Lynn said...

I love spices too and what a cool postcard. And you are so informative with your posts.

liberal sprinkles said...

I love to be useful!

Lay Hoon said...

I love this postcard very much !!