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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 January 3, 2017 at 8:40 AM

Did you know:

  • "... Archaeologists found cloves within a ceramic vessel in Syria along with evidence dating the find to within a few years of 1721 BC. ... In the 4th century BC, Chinese leaders in the Han Dynasty required those who addressed them to chew cloves so as to freshen their breath. ..."   Read more at CLOVE HISTORY.
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SPICE Spotlight: Israeli Cilantro

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM

This Israeli dried herb is actually great with Mexican and Southwestern cuisine and has a slightly different flavor than the fresh herb.  Tasty dishes using Cilantro: Mole Sauce, White Chili, Enchiladas, Fajitas.

Cilantro should keep...

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Posted on December 24, 2016 at 10:25 AM

In the 11th century, Marco Polo brought home from his trips to China tales of spices growing and prepared for use.  And the rest is spice history!

--  The Ancient Spice Trade Route From Asia to Europe 1500s to 1700s Changed The World

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Best Sellers in Herbs, Spices & Seasonings: Pure Himalayan Salt

Posted on July 30, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Imported Himalayan Crystal Salt is Pink in color and Premium Food Grade. This gourmet salt is pure, hand-mined salt found naturally deep inside the pristine Himalayan Mountains. The high mineral Himalayan salt crystals range in color from sheer white to varying shades of pink to deep reds which indicates a beneficial amount of 84 trace elements & iron. The clean crystals are Gourmet Food Grade and the highest quality Himalayan salt available.

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Best Sellers in Herbs, Spices & Seasonings: Truffle Salt

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 10:35 AM

FungusAmongUs Truffle Salt

Truffles have a distinctive, delicious flavor. When creating a dish, sometimes a cook does not need as many as planned. These "leftovers" are best preserved in butter. We have created a method of retaining the aroma and flavor of the truffle while making it convenient to use.

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