Current Cardamom Status (3/10/15):
Total consumption so far: Perhaps 2 teaspoons in Chicken Massalé, pea soup, and dashes to unrelated recipes.
What is this page?
As detailed in my Chicken Massalé adventure, I committed myself to making a new recipe which included a fair number of spices, including cardamom—which represents the first time I ever purchased cardamom. It was pricey: the smallest quantity I could purchase at my grocery store was $15.
So, I’ve set a challenge: Use the rest of the fricking cardamom. And this page will document it.
I’m sure it will be riveting.
2/13: Used several small sprinkles in a not-terribly-successful attempt to spice up reheated vegetables.
2/19: Added about 3/4 teaspoon to a batch of homemade split pea soup. Impact was unclear.
3/10: I’ve added a few dashes of cardamom to a few dishes, with limited impact on taste.
3/21: Added two shakes to a sweet potato, apple, and sausage hash. I didn’t particularly notice it. I’m starting to think I’m pretty indifferent to cardamom.