About 2 weeks ago I paid $8 for a jar of cardamom - needed it for Broccoli Spinach Soup (from The New Basics cookbook). The soup was okay, but not something I'd make again. So then I had to look for another way to use cardamom. This coffee cake was also okay, but not anything exceptional. Guess I'm still on the hunt for a tasty way to use an expensive spice. Any suggestions?