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Ancho Chile Pepper

$5.50$11.50

The Ancho Chile is the dried version of the Poblano Pepper and the most popular dried chile in Mexican cooking. The sweetest of dried peppers, with deep, rich berry flavors, mild bitterness, and mild to medium hotness, Ancho is frequently used as the base flavor of sauce and spice mixes like dry rubs or mole. We stem and partially seed our Anchos by hand before milling to provide the strongest Chile flavors without being overpowered by excessive heat. Try replacing paprika with Ancho Chile Powder in any recipe to bring a fuller, earthier Chile flavor and beckoning for you to take another bite.

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Axiote

$9.00$25.00

The Annatto tree is often referred to as the Lipstick Tree as it is used to color many cosmetics including lipstick. Native to the rain forests of the Yucatan and Belize, the spice is known throughout Central America by its Nahuatl name, Axiote. Blended with other spices and herbs, and ground into a paste, axiote is a mainstay of Yucatecan cuisine, and is used to season primarily chicken, but is also used on fish, lobster, and pork (achiote paste is marketed throughout Central America as “recado rojo”). In India, Hindu women use it to make the mark on their foreheads.

With a distinctive mildly bitter, earthy flavor, the annatto seed is most commonly used in Western culture as a food coloring for cheese, margarine, butter, rice, and smoked fish. We use it as a primary ingredient for our Belizean-inspired Axiote rub for chicken and fish.

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Bay Leaf, Turkish

$6.75$13.60

Rejected in love, Apollo changed the nymph Daphne into the tree, ordering that all who excel in courage, civil service and the creation of beauty be crowned with the evergreen leaves of the bay laurel.  Such wreaths crowned the winning athletes of ancient Olympics.

With a sweet balsamic-like aroma and a bitter yet spicy kick, the flavor adds the perfect touch to slow-cooked dishes, such as stews, soups, stocks, sauces, beans, and gravies.

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Belizean Jerk

$10.50$28.35
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A Belizean blend, merging the Caribbean favors from Allspice and Cinnamon with just the right amount of heat from Habanero Peppers. Jerk refers to the seasoning as well as the cooking style — rubbing the hot dry spices on protein and then grilling. A spicy Caribbean dry rub for chicken, pork, shrimp, salt fish, or tofu.

Hand blended in small batches with: sea salt, garlic, honey granules, allspice, pepper, chiles, cinnamon, clove, and marjoram.

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Berbere

$10.50$28.35
(Based on 3 reviews)

This fiery spice blend is used in many Ethiopian dishes. Builds a powerful curry sauce and doubles as a rub on meats and vegetables. Great addition to a Bloody Mary, sweet potato and cob corn.

Hand blended in small batches with: Chiles, fenugreek, ginger, long pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nigella, coriander, allspice, and clove.

 

Recommended Recipes:

Berbere Doro Wat

Berbere Sweet Potato Curry

 

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Black Bart

$10.00$27.00

A surprisingly sophisticated steak rub. Named after the notorious Gold Country stage coach robber turned San Francisco socialite, this blend of Black Salt, Pepper & Dill provides a simple clean flavor that works for a BBQ as well as the boardroom. Use as a dry-rub on steaks, chops, chicken, or full-flavored fish like salmon.

 

Hand blended in small batches: black sea salt, dill seed, black pepper and onion.

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Black Truffle Sea Salt

$34.00
(Based on 3 reviews)

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 gold-top glass size jar, approximately 1/2 cup.

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Bo Kaap Curry

$10.50$28.35

Mild aromatic curry from South Africa for fish, chicken and veggies. Named after an area of Cape Town, Bo-Kaap Curry dishes are generally made using fresh vegetables, fish or meat. Not as hot as traditional Indian curries, the rich and full body flavor of Bo-Kaap Curry is enhanced by fresh flavorful ingredients. Serve with rice.

 

Hand blended in small batches with: coriander, fenugreek, cardamom, turmeric, cumin, pepper, Chiles, mustard seed, clove, ginger, and fennel.

 

Recommended Recipes:

Curried Chicken Salad

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

 

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Boot Jack BBQ

$10.00$27.00
(Based on 3 reviews)

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 potatoes, in hash browns, casseroles or egg dishes.

 

Hand blended in small batches with paprika, brown sugar, pepper, sea salt, garlic, mustard, cumin, smoked paprika, Chiles, and celery seed.

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California Chile Pepper ~ Sweet Anaheim

$5.00$23.00

Very sweet, with no heat, this Chile is the dried version of fully-ripened Anaheim Chile. Substitute for Paprika or Ancho Chile. Provides additional depth in Chili powders while modulating heat.

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Caraway

$7.25$19.50

Credited as a mainstay ingredient in love potions, caraway is also said to maintain a power against evil.  Medieval cooks used every part of the plant (leaves, root, and seed) to add flavor to plain food.

Popular in Eastern European cuisine, Caraway lightens heavy-flavored meats such as mutton and liver.  Try adding to applesauce, pasta dishes, and soups.

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Cardamom Seed

$22.50
(Based on 1 review)

Part of the ginger family, Cardamom means grains of paradise.  Historically, Cardamom has been used to flavor foods, as an ingredient in perfumes, and even for medicinal purposes.

Known for its sweet and spicy taste, Cardamom seed is used equally in sweet dishes such as breads and cakes and in savory dishes such as meats and curries. Use in baked goods, sprinkle on oatmeal, ice cream, or iced melon, and add to curry. Cardamom has a sharp aroma and distinctive flavor that can be compared to anise or eucalyptus.  For a Middle Eastern treat, sprinkle in your coffee.

 

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Cardamom Oatmeal Cookies

Cardamom Cookies

Berbere Doro Wat

 

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