Independence Day 2015 & The Nutmeg

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  1. I studied in Indonesia and I can attest to the fact that Indonesia is one of the main exporters of Nutmeg. Nice write up it makes want to return back there again :).

  2. ibdunn says:

    Thanks, I would love to visit Indonesia sometime. You should check out Grenada :)

  3. Gradmama2011 says:

    I LOVE nutmeg. A lot of our family recipes need nutmeg, maybe because my family is English.The problem now is that nutmeg is SO expensive, and the fake spice just isn’t the same. I have not tried it in tea, but I think I will. Great post…very nice blog.
    my url http://mumbletymuse.com in case you would like to visit…your comments are welcome.

  4. Gradmama2011 says:

    I know that last comment I made probably doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. But Grenada is one of the islands that the English colonized, I believe. So it makes me think of nutmeg, which makes me think of my family baking and cooking. There is no substitute for nutmeg.

  5. ibdunn says:

    Yes -most people don’t use it enough to know how excellent it goes with most everything

  6. ibdunn says:

    Yes -Nutmeg was part of the spice trade which is how it came to Grenada and back in early colonizing days Nutmeg was one of the most valuable spices almost like money for the purpose of trade as I understand. The Dutch were the real traders but they introduced it to others who quickly found how wonderful it is. It is actually still banned in Saudi Arabia because it is seen as a drug since there are those who consider it to have medicinal value.

  7. Wow. I guess I have been taking nutmeg for granted. Thanks for the very useful information!

  8. This is wonderful information! It is easy to take a spice like nutmeg for granted. The photos are wonderful!

  9. ibdunn says:

    Thank you very much for your feedback – -I hope you get a chance to add a little Nutmeg… :)

  10. Gradmama2011 says:

    Have you heard the children’s rhyme that goes: Probably a nursery rhyme.

    I have a little nut tree,
    and nothing does it bear,
    except a silver nutmeg,
    and a golen pear.

    (don’t know who wrote it, not me)

  11. Gradmama2011 says:

    othergoose about 1797
    googled have a little nut tree silver nutmeg golden pear and all kinds of info came up.

    Hey, I am a Latin American historian, and this kind of stuff is right up my alley. My husband says I’m nuts. :-)

  12. ibdunn says:

    Haven’t heard of that poem till now-but I like it

  13. bpnurse says:

    Great information about nutmeg! And thank you for following bpnurse.

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