Adventures in Eating: Nutmeg Honey Cakes

Portugal is our destination in May, and precious articles stored in our “travel” file are reborn. Portugal was known for its Nutmeg-that was the monopoly the Portuguese had in the 16th century. So coveted was the nutĀ­meg, that they distributed phony charts of the seas surrounding the spice Islands, hoping to steer foreign vessels towards… read more »


Oaked wines are formed by aging in an oak barrel. The wine is then exposed to more oxygen which adds the flavors and aromas of vanilla, toast, creamy nutmeg, sweet spices, and smoked flavor.