$8.50 – $30.00
Nutmeg has symbolized both romance and affluence. Once considered one of the most valuable spices, it was believed to give gamblers luck, to enhance a man’s prowess, and during medieval times, it was even thought to ward off the plague.
Use in traditional Middle Eastern lamb recipes, soups and in curries as well as in cream sauces, breads, pies, and baked goods. Sprinkle on holiday beverages — eggnog, punch, and mulled wines.
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Gingerbread Spice$6.00 – $19.50
Originally baked in German monasteries in the 14th century to aid digestion, gingerbread quickly spread throughout Europe. An International tradition, and an American classic, this blend of sweet, aromatic spices, is driven by the lemony, sweet flavor of freshly milled ginger root. Use to flavor gingerbread or in cookies, cakes, pies, or smoothies to deliver this unmistakable classic flavor.
Pumpkin Pie Spice$6.00 – $19.50
The original English pumpkin pie was actually a whole pumpkin stuffed with apples, sugar, and a combination of spices, and then baked. This spice blend became known as Pumpkin Pie Spice in the 19th century. Use with pumpkin and squash recipes, cookies, sweet potato pie, custard, and cheesecake or be daring and sprinkle on ice cream, oatmeal or a latté.
Mace$7.25 – $23.25
Its use dates as far back as 600 AD. A pound of Mace was once valued at about the same price as a sheep or a cow. From the same fruit as Nutmeg, Mace is the orange-red outer covering. Like Nutmeg, Mace is warm, sweet and nutty, but with a lighter flavor. Use in soups, stuffing, preserves, baked goods, and other desserts. Also pairs well with shrimp, fish, and poultry.
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.
Turkish Baharat$6.50 – $21.00
Use as a salt-free dry rub on lamb, chicken, or fish; or use to season soups, curries, and sauces. Add to olive oil and lime juice to make a marinade, or blend with ground beef or lamb to make meatballs or a Mediterranean meatloaf. Baharat is an Arabic spice blend used in lamb, fish, chicken, beef, & soup dishes. Highlighting Nutmeg, Cumin, Coriander and Ceylon Cinnamon, this version comes from Turkey and features the addition of Peppermint & Oregano.