I've had cardamom on the brain recently. And I blame Padma Lakshmi.
We weren't even talking about food–we were discussing jewelry for a Wall Street Journal fashion piece, for heaven's sake.
But then the "Top Chef" host started describing a long gold chain that she liked that's flecked with little gold nubs. "Like cardamom pods," Padma explained.
I immediately began thinking about cardamom cookies and haven't stopped since.