Mardis Gras Gumbo Recipe Set
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Two-pack Gumbo special ~ our Vieux Carré Cajun Blend and Filé Gumbo, both in our gold-top glass jars and festively wrapped together in a cellophane sleeve, along with a printed Cajun Gumbo recipe.
Vieux Carré Cajun Blend is a traditional blend of flavors from the center of Cajun culture in Louisiana and our Filé Gumbo is freshly milled from the leaves of the Sassafras Tree. Enjoy!
La Kama$10.25 – $27.70
La Kama meaning “the bed” in Darija is the most common spice blend used in Moroccan cooking. Credited by some as originating in Tangiers, its aromatic sweet and warming flavor can be found in a multitude of dishes throughout the Barbary Coast and Middle East.
Use as a dry rub; in marinades, curries, and soups; or with lentils, couscous, rice or other grains.
Hand blended in small batches with: turmeric, ginger, white pepper, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, and allspice.
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing$10.00 – $27.00
This dressing has become so popular in bottles, many of us have forgotten the simple, low-fat taste of freshly made ranch dressing. Our blend, highlighting the fresh flavors of bell pepper and cracked black pepper will bring you back to a simpler time. Blend 3/4t of spice blend with 1T of water; let sit for five minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup buttermilk and 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt (use mayo for a more traditional flavor). Use as a salad dressing or dip for fresh vegetables. Keeps up to one week in the refrigerator.
Hand blended in small batches with pepper, onion, sea salt, garlic, bell pepper, celery seed, chives and thyme.
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.
French Vinaigrette$10.00 – $27.00
Traditional French meals are completed by serving a simple salad course, frequently just lettuce or frisee leaves moistened by a very light vinaigrette. Our French Vinaigrette Dressing is authentically based on shallots, milled mustard seed, and French herbs. After mixing (directions below), pour some dressing into the bottom of your salad bowl before adding the dry lettuce. Toss and enjoy. Also makes a wonderful marinade for asparagus, broccoli, or green beans. Bon appetit!
Traditional French dressing or vegetable marinade directions: Mix 2T Blend with 2T water, let stand 5 minutes to rehydrate. Whisk in ½ cup olive oil & 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinegar (typically sherry vinegar, wine vinegar, or our personal favorite, champagne vinegar).
Hand blended in small batches: shallots, sea salt, mustard, black pepper, and tarragon.
- Toss some French Vinaigrette Spice Blend on white fish before grilling or pan-frying.
Hestia ~ A Greek Herb Blend$10.25 – $27.70
The virgin goddess of the hearth, Hestia, had dominion over cooking and family. This simple herb blend delivers flavors from the time of Homer to your hearth and table. For Greek-themed dishes; excellent dry rub for veggies, lamb, pork, or chicken. Greek Vinaigrette: rehydrate 2T Hestia in 4T water for 5 min; add ½C each Red Wine Vinegar & virgin Olive Oil.
Hand blended in small batches with: garlic, onion, pepper, tomato, mustard, basil, and oregano.