Thursday, April 19, 2012

Carwia......Carvi.......

In algeria we use alot of different spices and one in particular is carwia  also know as carvi or caraway ....i have asked many time my dh what exactly it is and he could never tell me

 
 Caraway plant

In my dh family their are a few good cooks and they always told me to  use carwia ... when using garlic and tomatoes as it goes hand in hand ... but smell it i knew it can be used alot more than that


so i had to goolge it to find out exactly what it was a this is what i found  Carwia 

Picture of Close-up of caraway seeds over yellow background. Shallow DOF

the seeds can also be ground up  but dont leave for too long like most spices it will loose it fullness


Just Simple and Hits the Spot

After a couple of weeks of having the kids at home and my dad and dh being here too and the amount of cooking that got done ... you can well imagine when the kids are back at school and dh and my dad gone that i like to take it easy ....so thats what i do .... and to have easy meals that take no time at all in cooking is what i look for





i love all in ones that you can just place on a big plate and get stuck into

so here we have some mince cooked with onion and garlic ... black pepper..salt...cumin... and carwia..... 2 tomatoes chopped and a little tomato puree cooked together adding a little water to help  and then when finished adding cooked pasta of your choice  and bring it together and enjoy .......

their is one lovely recipe i want to try courtesy of a friend  thats belong to a forum i`m on  and it looks really good it looks like a lasagne take a look