Cinnamon ~ Indonesian Cassia
$5.50 – $18.00
The Greek poet, Sappho, referenced Cassia in 7th century B.C. Though not the “true” Cinnamon, Cassia (also called Chinese Cinnamon) is often sold as Cinnamon in the U.S., where it’s preferred for its strong, spicy and lingering flavor.
Use in both sweet and strong savory dishes: candies, baked goods, meats, preserves, curries, and hot beverages. Cassia, with its intense aromatic qualities and taste, is the popular choice for Cinnamon Rolls.
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Caraway$4.25 – $17.25
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.
Ras el Hanout$8.00 – $25.50
Ras el Hanout (“top of the shop” in Arabic) is an inclusive curry blend from Morocco using the most valuable spices in the shop. Our blend pairs Mace, Galangal, Cardamom, Turmeric, and Cinnamon, supported by just the right amount of heat from de Arbol Chiles. Rub into meats or vegetables, build a traditional curry, or add to oil to create a marinade. Perfect with chicken, lamb, pork, or squash, yams, or sweet potatoes.
- Mix 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp Ras El Hanout. Toss with bite-size pieces of cauliflower (or any in-season vegetable) and roast.
Axiote$6.25 – $20.50
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.
Add a Gift Box$1.00
Make it a gift by adding a lovely striped Kraft gift box tied with a Local Spicery bow! Gift box will hold following combinations:
4 Standard Jars, or
1 Large and 2 Standard Jars, or
3 Standard Jars, or
2 Large Jars
Garam Masala$6.50 – $21.00
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.