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  Bay leaf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bay leaf (plural bay leaves) is the aromatic leaf of several species of the Laurel family (Lauraceae).
The leaf of the bay laurel or "true laurel", Laurus nobilis, is a culinary herb often used to flavor soups, stews, and braises and pâtés in Mediterranean Cuisine.
It is inaccurately called a bay leaf as it is of a different genus (though the same family) as the bay laurel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bay_leaf   (435 words)

 Bay Leaf
Bay Leaf or Laurel Leaf are dried leaves or an evergreen shrub or more rarely a tree attaining a height of 15 to 20 mtrs.
The upper surface of the leaf is glabrous and shiny, olive green, and lower surface is dull olive to brown with a prominent rib and veins.
Bay leaves are used as flavouring in soups, stews, meat, fish, sauces and in confectionaries.
www.indianspices.com /html/s062jbay.htm   (201 words)

 bay leaf - Allrecipes
Also called laurel leaf or bay laurel, this aromatic herb comes from the evergreen bay laurel tree, native to the Mediterranean.
Early Greeks and Romans attributed magical properties to the laurel leaf and it has long been a symbol of honor, celebration and triumph, as in "winning your laurels." The two main varieties of bay leaf are Turkish (which has 1- to 2-inch-long oval leaves) and Californian (with narrow, 2- to 3-inch-long leaves).
Bay leaves are used to flavor soups, stews, vegetables and meats.
allrecipes.com /howto/bay-leaf/detail.aspx   (193 words)

 Herbs: Bay Leaves
Bay trees are plentiful in my area, and I love to go out periodically to pick bundles of bay leaves to keep around the kitchen, both for decoration and for cooking.
The bay sets itself apart as well in the fact that we use its leaves as an herb since most herbs are the leaves from annual or perennial plants, rather than from a tree.
Although it is a indigenous to Asia, the Bay tree has so well adapted to the climate of the Mediterranean, and played such a major role in its culture, that it is often thought of as a native to that area.
www.sallys-place.com /food/columns/gilbert/bayleaf.htm   (870 words)

 Bay Leaf
Bay, or laurel, was famed in ancient Greece and Rome.
Bay Oil, or Oil of Bays (Oleum Lauri) is used in liniments for bruising and sprains.
Bay leaf has also been shown to help the body process insulin more efficiently, which leads to lower blood sugar levels.It has also been used to reduce the effects of stomach ulcers.
www.theepicentre.com /Spices/bay.html   (665 words)

 Bay leaf
Bay leaves cannot, however, be stored as long as their tough texture might suggest, but should not be kept more than one year after plucking.
Among these are the leaves of a cinnamon relative (Indian bay leaf), the leaves of the allspice tree (West Indian bay leaf) and the so-called Indonesian bay leaf; the latter two both stem from trees of the myrtle family.
Bay also had a legendary role in the love affair of Appollo and Daphne and was associated with romance.
www.cookbook.hu /angol_receptek/Bay.html   (813 words)

 Bay Leaf
Bay is seldom available fresh in markets or supermarkets, but it can be easily found dried even though it has a fraction of the flavor of the fresh leaves.
Bay leaf oil is used externally for sprains, bruises, or is dropped into the ears to relieve painBay leaves require caution in their administration.
Bay leaf oil is used externally for sprains, bruises, or is dropped into the ears to relieve pain.
www.italiancookingandliving.com /food/herbs_spices/bayleaf.html   (289 words)

 Bay Leaves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bay leaves are ideal for slow-simmering soups and stews because they release their strong, aromatic oils slowly.
Bay leaves are almost always used whole and removed from a dish before it is served.
One-half to one whole leaf is usually all that is needed for a medium-sized pot of soup or stew.
www.kroger.com /hn/Food_Guide/Bay_Leaves.htm   (406 words)

 Bay Leaf Questions and Answers cooking with herbs and spices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I have a bay leaf plant that I pruned last year and the new young leaves do not have the same texture of the original plant; in fact they are very tender to the touch and are not hardening.
Bay laurels are most susceptible to scale, sucking creatures that wind up leaving a small shell on the bark while also encouraging the growth of powdery mildew.
Bay laurel trees are common to nurseries and garden centers in the south.
www.apinchof.com /bayqanda.htm   (5634 words)

 Growing and Using Bay Leaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bay leaf, Laurus nobilis, is an invaluable herb in many respects.
Bay leaf is one of the ingredients of the famous bouquet garni chefs speak of.
Fresh bay leaf is much stronger than dried, so keep this in mind when using it in recipes.
www.seedsofknowledge.com /bayleaf.html   (897 words)

 Arcadia Herbs & Alternatives - Bay Leaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The bay tree is indigenous to Asia Minor, from where it spread to the Mediterranean.
Doctors wore crowns of Bay Leaf due to the Greek’s belief that it was a cure for everything from indigestion to nightmares.
Bay Leaf is often used as a pickling spice.
www.arcadiaherbsandalternatives.com /singles/herbs/bayleaf.aspx   (704 words)

 All About Bay Leaves cooking with herbs and spices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The oil of bay berries was used for a wide range of medicinal purposes from a cure for pimples to "all griefs and pains proceeding from wind...," according to Culpepper's Complete Herbal from the 1600's.
The bay leaf from California is stronger and oilier compared to those grown in other parts of the world.
Bay leaves are frequently used in soups, fish and meat dishes or marinades and vegetables.
www.apinchof.com /bay1041.html   (761 words)

 Wildflower Herbals-Bay leaf-Laurus Nobilis
Bay oil from the berries and leaves can be used in salves and liniments for rheumatism, bruises and skin problems.
Bay leaves have demonstrated to help the body used insulin more efficiently at levels as low at half-teaspoon.
Ancient Romans and Greeks placed a rolled bay leaf in the nose or stuck a leaf on the forehead when troubled by headaches.
www.wildflowerherbals.com /bulkherbs/bayleaf.html   (359 words)

 Bay leaf garland
Bay: A stylized laurel leaf used in the form of a
It was also the source of the Laurel wreath of ancient Greece, and therefore the expression of "resting on one's laurels".
Bay Laurel is dioecious, with male and female flowers on separate plants; each flower is pale yellow-green, about 1 cm diameter, borne in pairs together beside a leaf.
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 montrealfood.com: Bay leaf
If you chew one, the flavour is weak and tastes of mild cedar, but the aroma that dried bay leaves lend to food is distinct, almost perfumed without being cloying.
The leaf was also associated with curing illness and warding off evil spirits.
Bay leaves should be stored covered and away from light.
www.montrealfood.com /bayleaf.html   (225 words)

 Bay Leaf is the featured spice of the month from oldetimecooking.com and Chef Brad. ...
Bay Leaf is the featured spice of the month from oldetimecooking.com and Chef Brad.
Bay was used by the Romans and Greeks to make the crowns given to their heroes.
Bay Leaf is often used in a garni.
www.oldetimecooking.com /Herbs/bay_leaf.htm   (179 words)

 Bay Leaf
Bay is especially good in dishes cooked a long time such as stews and soups.
Bay is an evergreen tree that normally grows 10-30 feet tall and is a native of the Mediterranean.
Bay is a small evergreen tree, which is a sensitive to cold weather; it will need to be taken inside for winter in some climates.
www.bulkpeppercorns.com /bay   (530 words)

 Bay Leaf - Glossary - Hormel Foods
Bay Leaves provide a rich flavoring to many vegetable dishes, meat dishes, soups, and stews with only one or two necessary for many recipes due to their potent flavor.
Typically, Bay Leaves are removed before the dish is served however, when added to marinades of food rubs, the leaves are crumbled into fine pieces and not removed before serving.
Placing Bay Leaves in an airtight container or bag and then in the freezer will not only lengthen the amount of time they can be stored, but will also retain more of the flavor of the leaf.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33012   (326 words)

 Bayleaf Cuisine- Restaurant And Tandoor / Catering and Banquets
Few people know that the Indian bay leaf, also called tej pat, is of a different species than the California or Mediterranean bay.
Inder Pal Singh, who honed his skills in his Kohinoor restaurant in Mexico City, has done even better at his Bay Leaf restaurant in San Jose, California, says Jessi Kaur, who visited both eateries...
Bay Leaf offers the experience of Northern Indian dining in San Jose in an atmosphere of elegance to 125 guests at a time.
www.bayleafcuisine.com /reviews.html   (177 words)

 Bay Leaf
The leaf of the bay laurel, a native shrub of the lands surrounding the northern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean, has a mythic history.
The bay leaf from California is oilier and more pungent than Turkish bay leaf.
CulpepperÍs Complete Herbal recommended bay leaf oil for pimples and "all manner of griefs and pain proceeding from wind." A more modern medical application of the herb would be increasing insulin sensitivity, lowering blood sugars, and retarding weight gain, used as one of many similar herbs, including cinnamon, cloves, and turmeric.
www.mountainroseherbs.com /learn/bayleaf.php   (300 words)

 Bay Leaf - Whole from AmericanSpice.com
Bay is the leaf of an evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region.
The spice is also known variously as 'Sweet bay', 'Bay laurel', 'Noble laurel' and 'True laurel'.
The whole leaf is used in soups and stews and some spaghetti sauces.
www.americanspice.com /catalog/item-20132.html   (72 words)

 Spice Pages: Laurel (Laurus nobilis, bay leaf)
The god Apollo, then, developed the habit to wear bay twigs in memory of his unreturned love (it may seem noteworthy that the ancients considered this incident a tragedy – for Apollo, who lost the girl he was after).
Bay leaves were considered holy and associated with Apollo [Ἀπόλλων] in the classic Greek era (see poppy about preclassic Greece).
In Asia, the Indian bay leaf comes from a relative of cinnamon native to the Himalayas, and Indonesian bay leaves stem from a tree of the myrtle family.
www.uni-graz.at /~katzer/engl/Laur_nob.html   (1240 words)

 Bay Leaves
Bay Leaves come from the sweet bay or laurel tree, known botanically as Laurus nobilis.
The elliptical leaves of both trees are green, glossy, and grow up to 3 inches long.
Bay Leaves are grown in the Mediterranean region.
www.culinarycafe.com /Spices_Herbs/Bay_Leaves.html   (216 words)

 Old Bay Seasoning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Old Bay Seasoning is a blend of herbs and spices that is currently marketed in the United States by McCormick and Company, and produced in Maryland.
It is named for the Chesapeake Bay area where it was developed by German immigrant Gustav Brunn in the 1940s.
The seasoning mix includes celery salt, bay leaf, mustard seed, both fl and red pepper, cinnamon, and ginger.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Old_Bay_Seasoning   (256 words)

 Bay Leaf Baptist Church :: Bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to Raleigh, NC and around the world.
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Bay Leaf is continuing our disaster relief efforts.
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 Bay Leaf
Bay leaves, from a Mediterranean Laurel tree, are essential in cooking.
Only one or two bay leaves are needed for a whole roast or pot of stew or soup.
Bay leaves also can serve another useful purpose.
www.barryfarm.com /nutri_info/herbs/bayleaf.html   (111 words)

 Spices at Penzeys Spices Bay Leaf Seasoning
An easy way to get vibrant bay leaf flavor-just sprinkle on vegetables, fish, poultry and meats before cooking, about 1 /2 tsp.
Nice for short cooking dishes where a whole bay leaf won't have time to give up its flavor.
Hand-mixed from: salt, powdered Turkish bay leaf, garlic, rosemary, thyme, California basil, fl pepper, onion, Turkish oregano.
www.penzeys.com /cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysbayleafseas.html   (97 words)

 Coffee and Teas
The Bay Leaf offers whole bean coffees and exotic teas from around the world.
Decaffeinated, with the all of the flavor and bright acidity of Bay Leaf Blend.
A special technique of leaf drying called pan-firing is used to create this single origin green tea.
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 Kitchen Dictionary: bay leaf
The aromatic leaf from the evergreen bay laurel tree, native to the Mediterranean.
There are two varieties: Turkish (1 to 2 inch long oval) and California (2 to 3 inch long narrow) leaves.
Click here to add information to this "bay leaf" entry or to add a new entry to the Kitchen Dictionary.
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 The Silver Willow - Bay Leaf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It can be used as a digestive aid, for flavoring in cooking, or blended with essential oil for massage for rheumatic joints.
  Bay is the only of the laurels that is not poisonous.
Consult a doctor or herbalist before ingesting or using herbs for medicinal purposes.
www.thesilverwillow.com /BayLeaf.html   (55 words)

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