$7.00 – $22.40
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.
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Chipotle Sea Salt$7.00 – $22.40
Fiery salt blend of Morita Chipotle and unrefined Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. Morita (meaning “little raisin”) is the sweeter of the Chipotle peppers. Use as a table blend or to season while cooking. Rub on beef, pork or chicken before grilling. Sprinkle on any dish for smoky/salty heat.
Axiote$6.75 – $21.60
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.
Garam Masala$7.00 – $22.40
Garam Masala is a versatile blend from Northern India traditionally used in samosas, dahl and tandoori. Combining the sweet curry flavors of Cardamom, Nigella & Cumin with black pepper, Garam Masala can be used as an accent in any curry dish, or as a finishing spice. Add to ground turkey for a great burger, or use as salt-free rub on lamb, beef or chicken.
Depth$7.00 – $22.40
Umami flavors: meaty, earthy, savory, delicious ~ just what the name implies. Use as dry rub; add to stir fries, casseroles, risotto, soup & stew; heat w/ equal amount of oil to make rue for veggie/meat wine sauce.
Ancho Chile Pepper$5.50 – $20.00
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.