$8.00 – $12.00
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.
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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.
Chinese Five Spice$7.75 – $24.80
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 chicken, pork, duck, or seafood. Add to stir fries or soups, rice dishes and marinades. Hand blended in small batches with: cinnamon, star anise, fennel, Sichuan pepper, and clove.
Ras el Hanout$8.50 – $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.
Sole della Toscana$8.00 – $25.60
This versatile garlic-tomato Tuscan blend is great on anything to add a bit of pizzazz! Use on pasta, meats, fish, veggies, salads, bread and in sauces. Garlic, tomato, herbs and a touch of heat from Calabrian Chiles give this blend a true northern Italian flavor. Hand blended in small batches with: garlic, tomato, rosemary, sage, lemon peel, milled porcini mushroom, and Chiles.