I love to cook, in case you couldn't tell from the slowly growing collection of cooking posts on this blog. But cooking is so good and relaxing (When things aren't going wrong, anyway.)
Anyway, I just wanted to mention anise to you today. I used to think that I hated anise, because all I'd ever tasted it in was licorice or cookies. And indeed, anise as a flavoring is truly disgusting. But the actual plant is rather tasty.
Recommended: Chopped anise with onions, carrots and other vegetables. Possibly add some amino acids, but avoid balsamic vinegar.