Everyday Exotic Spices

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Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Widely used in Chinese and Indian cuisine, this whole spice resembles anise in flavor. Some stars may be broken and not entirely whole.

Favorite dishes using Star Anise: Five-Spice Rub, Poached Pears, Couscous, Ham Glaze, BBQ Sauce.

Star Anise should keep its peak flavor for about two years.


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Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Originating from Spain, this dried herb is used frequently in Mediterranean cuisine and grilled items.

Rosemary Tin

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SPICE Spotlight: Oregano

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:20 PM

This herb originates from Greece and is an indispensable ingredient to Mediterranean cuisine. Often used in tomato sauces, grilled meats and vegetables.  A common herb used in Italian cuisine.

Oregano Tin

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SPICE Spotlight: Caraway Seeds

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Caraway come from the Arabic al-karwiya.  Caraway is a culinary herb with an interesting history.  It appears in ancient Greek and Roman history, in German foklore, and is even mentioned by Shakespeare. 

Read more at Caraway An overview of historical and modern uses of caraway

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SPICE Spotlight: Marjoram

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Our Egyptian marjoram is typically used in European cuisine and is similar in flavor to oregano. 

Favorite dishes using Marjoram: Roasted Turkey, Goulash, Zucchini Pie, Lamb Gyros, Vichyssoise, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Beef Stew.

Marjoram should keep it's peak flavor for about six months.


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SPICE Spotlight: Paprika

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Favorite dishes using Paprika:

BBQ Sauce, Chili Con Carne, Deviled Eggs, Bloomin' Onion, Gumbo, Chicken Paprikash, Arroz Con Pollo.

Hungarian Paprika Tin

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