A few crushed cardamom pods also give an exotic twist to dinner coffee. In the middle east, the traditional way to make cardamom coffee is with equal parts cardamom seeds and coffee beans, flavored with sugar, cloves and saffron, but this may be a bit strong for Western tastes. As a culinary herb it is used
to flavor spicy, hot curries and rice dishes. Drink a warming cup of cardamom
tea, or use it in steam inhalations and foot baths.