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Fresh Nutmeg Juice - Spiced Up!

On Capturing Penang, we’ve discovered the spice road in Little India, a spice mill in a George Town shophouse, and many colorful spices in my mom’s recipes. Now, we’ve discovered “Season with Spice”!
Okay, we didn’t discover it.  We created it.

SeasonWithSpice.com will feature all sorts of recipes from Malaysian dishes to Minnesota dishes, from curries to stir-fry, ice creams to cocktails. All sharing one thing in common – the wonderful flavor of spices. So put down your salt shaker and head over to Season with Spice!



To kick off Season with Spice, and to celebrate, we invented a cocktail. Not just any cocktail, but an original Penang cocktail. If Singapore can have the “Sling”, Penang can have its “Back of the Island”.
Penang is the home of fresh nutmeg juice. A delicious frothy concoction of nutmeg fruit, sugar, and a preserved sour plum. After planting so many nutmeg trees on the island’s hilly west side to get at the pit of the fruit (the seed that’s ground to make the nutmeg spice), it was inevitable that the abundance of nutmeg fruit was put to good use.

While developers have recently moved into the area, the quieter west side of the island is still mainly jungle, organic farms, and tropical fruit orchards. The main town, and sometimes the name used to refer to the entire west side of the island, is called Balik Pulau - a Malay term which literally means “Back of the Island”. The perfect name for a tropical spice drink.

For this recipe, and many more to come, our kitchen is always open at Season with Spice!

6 comments:

Christina Schweighofer said...

I love Season with Spice. The colors, the fonts, the pictures - you did a wonderful job. I wish you all the best for your new project.

Reese said...

Hi Christina - truly appreciate all your kind words and encouragement over the past year. Thank you for journeying with us!

PS: For anyone keen on learning about the culture & happenings in Los Angeles, please visit Christina’s blog at http://christinaschweighofer.blogspot.com/

Don said...

Thought your Penang blog was great! Particularly interested in Loke Villa. I walked round both front and back of it the other day and was convinced it must have been built by a fellow Scotsman due to all the thistle motifs on the wrought iron gates and railings. However, it seems to have been built by a Chinese businessman. I wonder, though, if there is any Scottish connection? I would love to see inside!

Reese said...

Hi Don,

Thanks for the comment. I responded in the Loke Villa post:

http://www.capturingpenang.com/2011/04/penangs-fading-history.html

Don said...

Thought your Penang blog was great! Particularly interested in Loke Villa. I walked round both front and back of it the other day and was convinced it must have been built by a fellow Scotsman due to all the thistle motifs on the wrought iron gates and railings. However, it seems to have been built by a Chinese businessman. I wonder, though, if there is any Scottish connection? I would love to see inside!

Christina Schweighofer said...

I love Season with Spice. The colors, the fonts, the pictures - you did a wonderful job. I wish you all the best for your new project.