The right blend of herbs and spices is the backbone to any freshly-made salad dressing. Our blends take the work out of making fresh dressings, giving you a fully-finished dressing in minutes. We recommend that you soak the spice blend first in water to rehydrate the dried herbs and vegetables, then add to the appropriate liquids. Once blended, salad dressings should stay fresh in your refrigerator for at least a week. We have found that making fresh dressings is a way to add some pizzazz to your salad dinners, as well as to take some of the calories out of traditional creamy dressings by substituting non-fat yogurt or non-fat sour cream for mayonnaise and other cream-based ingredients. They also make easy vegetable dips!
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Black Truffle Sea Salt$20.00
Prized by Roman chefs since the early fifth century, a taste of Truffle turns everyday meals into gourmet creations. Wealthy Romans would give a Truffle as a gift to honor the recipient as well as the giver. Sprinkle this finishing Salt on meats, eggs, potatoes, vegetables, pasta, seafood and popcorn to add a hint of earthy, mushroomy flavor. Mix with a swirl of olive oil to create a gourmet bread dipper.
Packaged in our standard size jar, approximately 3/8 cup.
Bonnes Herbes de Paris$6.50 – $20.80
From the capitol of France, these “Bonnes Herbes de Paris” are an aromatic, satisfying blend of French herbs, popular in the central and northern regions of France. Based on the herbal flavors of Tarragon and Basil, and highlighted with aromatic chives, this highly versatile blend can be added to egg, meat and vegetable dishes, as well as used as a finishing spice, or a dry rub for chicken, fish or vegetables. Perfect for roasted game hens or egg dishes. To make a simple balsalmic vinnaigrette, mix 2T Bonnes Herbes with 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar & 1/3 cup of olive oil.
Boot Jack BBQ$7.00 – $22.40
Developed for a local chef who wanted a modern dry seasoning with traditional southern BBQ flavors. Use as dry rub for red meats & chicken or as seasoning in traditional BBQ sauces. Try with thinly-sliced roasted potatos, in hash browns, casseroles or egg dishes.
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing$7.00 – $22.40
This dressing has become so popular in bottles, many of us have forgotten the simple, low-fat taste of freshly made ranch dressing. Our blend, highlighting the fresh flavors of bell pepper and cracked black pepper will bring you back to a simpler time. Blend 3/4t of spice blend with 1T of water; let sit for five minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup buttermilk and 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt (use mayo for a more traditional flavor). Use as a salad dressing or dip for fresh vegetables. Keeps up to one week in the refrigerator.
Calabrian Chile Pepper$8.00 – $25.60
Fiery hot, yet bright, sweet, and with a flavor reminiscent of San Marzano tomatoes, this bewitching chile hits you with an immediate blast of fire, disipating in seconds and beckoning for you to take another bite. Perfect on top of pizza or pastas, or use as a general source of heat in your kitchen.
Creamy Peppercorn Dressing$7.00 – $22.40
This all-American blend makes a creamy salad dressing seasoned with the freshest of Tellicherry Peppercorns. Use to dress your salads, or as a dip for raw vegetables. Mix 1T Peppercorn Dressing with 2T water, let stand 5 minutes. Whisk in ½ cup sour cream or yogurt and ½ cup mayonnaise. Thin with your favorite vinegar, as desired.
Dill Seed$5.00 – $17.60
In Old Norse, the word dill means “to lull” – it was mixed with water to help babies sleep. Egyptians believed burying dill with their dead would protect them in the afterlife against hunger.
Although Dill has a unique and powerful flavor, it pairs well with a wide variety of foods including poultry, fish, salads, sauces, dips, starches, and vegetables.
For a burst of fresh Fennel flavor, sprinkle on fish, vegetables, or desserts, or add to sauces & dressings. Use in final stages of cooking or as garnish. Hand-harvested from organic Fennel flowers grown in California. Packaged in a plastic zip bag (0.2 ounces) within a jar.
Fines Herbes$6.50 – $20.80
This classic French herb blend highlighting Tarragon, Chervil & Chives makes even the simplest recipes delightful. Light, sweet and meant to be seen, so add toward the end of cooking. Use Fines Herbes with baked or sautéed fish, broiled meats, soups, and roasted herbed chicken. Use in herb sauces and compound butters, add to quiche, scrambled eggs and omelets.
For the Pantry ~ Everything Spices Gift Box$28.50
Pantry Staples ~ Everything Spices
Enhance any dish with your own “je ne sais quois” by simply adding a touch of an everything spice:
Garden Gems ~ Onion/Garlic/Chive Pizzazz
Medici ~ Italian Flair
Seasoned Sea Salt ~ A Touch of Complexity
Chile Flakes ~ Heat with Flavor
Lovely striped Kraft gift box contains these four spices in our standard jars and the above message, with a Local Spicery ribbon.