Herbs and spices have antioxidants and healing properties. Using high-quality ingredients, including spices, is important to me. Local Spicery mills their spices in small batches, which results in maximum flavor and aroma, making my recipes even more flavorful and satisfying. ~Tami Kramer
Some of Tami’s favorites are listed below:
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Apple Pie Spice$16.00
The ultimate expression of an American classic, our Apple Pie Spice features a blend of two different species of Cinnamon, freshly-milled Chinese Ginger, and prized Vanilla Beans. This blend delivers the tangy sweetness and aromatics of a kitchen from a distant past brought forward in memories with the first smell.
A contemporary blend for apple pie, this spice blend is also a smart flavoring added to smoothies or waffle batter, sprinkled on French toast, mixed with barbeque sauces, or added to recipes with cinnamon or nutmeg.
Bada Bing Bouillon Oooh-Mommy Umami$10.25 – $23.00
As featured in Forks over Knives Fall 2021 issue.
Umami Bouillon (broth powder) with no added salt! Add 1 Tablespoon to 1 Cup boiling water for a quick, nourishing umami flavored broth. Hand blended in small batches with veggies, herbs and spices: carrot, onion, tomato, bell pepper, Chiles, porcini, mustard, parsley, cumin, and thyme.
Basil$7.25 – $19.60
A symbol of love in Italy, it’s said that a man with a sprig of basil in his hair announced his intentions to wed his love, and she announced her willingness with a pot of basil on her balcony.
A slightly peppery member of the mint family, Basil is pleasantly sweet backed with a bit of spice. Pair with tomato, add to pizza or use with egg dishes, fish, poultry, and salads. Basil is also the main ingredient in pesto.
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.
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.
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.
Chinese Five Spice$10.25 – $27.75
This classic Chinese blend combines the flavors of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent, to nourish and satisfy. Some say the name refers to the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – needed to restore balance. Use as dry rub for proteins and starches, add to stir fries or soups, rice dishes and marinades.
Hand blended in small batches with: cinnamon, star anise, fennel, Sichuan pepper, and clove.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$6.50 – $27.00
Saigon Cinnamon (aka Vietnamese Cinnamon) is the strongest and sweetest species of Cinnamon available. Ours is freshly milled from organically grown quills to get the most intense flavor possible. Holds up to Vietnamese Pho and full-flavor meats; makes a great addition to yogurt; or ratchet up your baking with this powerful, nearly hot cinnamon flavor.
Although packaged by weight, the whole bulk bag contains roughly a dozen 2.75″ quills.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
Cloves$9.25 – $25.00
Despite attempts at clove monopolies, by the 18th century cloves were grown in many places including Brazil, Tanzania, and Madagascar. The whole Clove looks much like a nail, hence its French namesake, “clou” (nail).
Use in pastries, puddings, cooked fruits, and cakes, or sprinkle on oatmeal for a treat. Also yummy in stews and vegetables. Pairs well with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.
Coriander$7.25 – $19.60
Coriander is one of the world’s oldest spices and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is reported that coriander can sooth the stomach and that coriander tea might give colicky babies some relief.
Coriander has a citrusy flavor. Use in curry, meat, fish, and chili recipes. For a little kick of flavor, add coriander to cream cheese and cottage cheese or rub on fresh pork before roasting.
Cumin$8.50 – $24.30
Native to the Mediterranean and South Asia, Cumin is also a signature flavor for Central American and European cuisines. As a symbol of love and fidelity during the Middle Ages, wedding guests carried Cumin in their pockets, and wives of soldiers added it to baked bread for their husbands. Our Cumin is hand harvested, and has a high percentage of essential oils, delivering more powerful aromatics, and a slightly astringent, citrusy quality.
Edible kelp used in Japanese cuisine to make dashi, a nutritious all purpose kombu soup stock. Use also to season sushi rice, to add an umami flavor to your cooking, or to ease digestion with dried bean dishes. Our Kombu is wild harvested off the coast of Maine. It provides high concentrations of iodine, calcium, potassium, iron, carotene, and B vitamins.