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The brown seed is pounded with other spices in the preparation of curry powders and pastes. Useful for flavouring barbecue sauces, baked beans, many meat dishes, deviled eggs, beets and succotash.

The uses of garlic are infinite and it is an important ingredient in the cuisine of most nations. A small amount will ‘lift’ dishes of meat, fish and vegetables and be virtually undetectable.

Fenugreek is a delicious herb that is still mostly unknown in the West. It is a favorite in India and the Middle East, where its mellow, earthy taste enhances soups, stews, curries, and fried pastries. Also delicious in flatbreads like naan and chapati.

Thyme tastes delicately green with a faint clove aftertaste, leaves and sprigs are used in salads as garnishes and most famously in clam chowder, bouquets garnis, and French, Creole, and Cajun cuisines. Thyme works well with veal, lamb, beef, poultry, fish & poultry.

The five spices — cinnamon, cloves, star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, and either fennel seed or ginger — are employed based on the Chinese philosophy of balancing the yin and yang in food. The powder is used to flavor dishes from Cantonese roasted duck to beef stew.

Use our gourmet lime sugar whenever you want a crisp, citrus splash. Lime is an extremely versatile flavor. Combine lime sugar with sea salt and use as a simple but tasty seasoning.

Sweet with a lot of heat! Use sparingly – our Habanero Sugar delivers an exhilarating kick. If you like it “hot,” you’ll love this spicy sugar!

This Mediterranean bay leaf is excellent for longer cooking times as it has a potent aroma.

The large dried leaves of the bay laurel tree are one of the best herbs for soups and broths, rice, and sauces, giving a mild, delicious savory taste. Bay leaves are among the oldest known cooking herbs.

Use oregano in pizza and pasta sauces. Oregano pairs very well with tomatoes and other Mediterranean herbs, such as basil. Add the oregano toward the end of the cooking process to help maximize its natural flavor.

The major use of fenugreek is in curry powders, figuring in many mixtures, especially vindaloo and the hot curries of Sri Lanka. Chutneys and pickles incorporate it as it gives a tangy aroma to vegetables. It is bitter raw, but when roasted, it has a maple syrup aroma and nutty taste.

Coriander is a favorite spice around the world. The floral, cool and smooth flavor is perfect with meat, lentils/beans, sausages, pickles, curries, soups and even teas and some desserts. Its lovely aroma dissipates faster than most spices after grinding… so use it fresh!

In Western cuisine, dried ginger is mainly used in sweets, especially ginger snaps, gingerbread, and preserves. In Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, ginger is indispensable in everything from tea, sweet and savory dishes, to ginger beer.

This organic cocoa from the Dominican Republic is a high-fat powder containing no alkali, making it less soluble. Ideal for cakes, cookies, puddings and shakes. Enjoy the taste of natural cocoa!

Our Royal Mahogany cocoa has a rich, vibrant red-dark brown color. It has a more alkalized taste than the regular Mahogany, yet it is not as alkalized as the black cocoas. This high-fat powder is ideal for ice creams, puddings, dark cake mixes, chocolate drinks, or just anything with a rich chocolate taste, and you will simply love the taste and the color.

A traditional blend of aromatic herbs that flourish in hills of southern France during the hot summer months. Herbes de Provence is a good addition to any dish from the Mediterranean region and is especially good mixed with olive oil to coat chicken, fish, tomatoes or chunks of potato for roasting, adding to a pizza sauce or sprinkled over game or kebabs before roasting.

Celery Seed is a popular spice in European and North American foods and beverages. Its salty, bitter, mouth-watering taste enhances fresh tomato juices, chicken soups, pickles, salad dressings, cole slaw, breads, and meats. Cooking tends to reduce its bitterness and enhance its sweetness. Pairs well with chicken, turmeric, sage, cumin, soy sauce, ginger, and vinegar.

Black cardamom has a smokier, more savory taste than the green pods and adds an exotic, authentic taste to Indian lentil soups, rice dishes, pickles and stews. Try it in BBQ sauces for an exotic smoky taste.

Caraway is an essential taste in sauerbraten, sauerkraut and rye bread. It figures prominently in the cuisines of Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. It seems to have a special affinity for apples, pork and sausages. It is also popular in Middle Eastern and North African cooking.

This sweet and sharp chile from the Aleppo region of Syria has a moderate heat that doesn’t overpower it’s fruity flavor. Some dishes use only this chile as a seasoning because the complexity can stand alone. An all around favorite because it brings out the best in everything from fish and vegetables to tenderloin.

Seven Spices, also known in the Middle East as Bahrat, is a mixture of black and white pepper, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and coriander; There are regional and familial differences in the recipe.

The Smoked black pepper many of us use every
day to season food has a wide variety of medicinal
applications. Ancient herbalists used pepper as a
stimulant to weak membranes, especially to treat
runny nose, and also to treat hemorrhoids.

Shawarma is thinly sliced cuts of meat, like chicken, beef, goat, lamb, and sometimes turkey, rolled into a large piece of flatbread or pita that has been steamed or heated. Inside the pita, foods like hummus, tahini, pickles, vegetables, and even french fries are added. Think of shawarma as a taco or burrito Middle Eastern style.

In Lebanon, a spice mixture called zahtar is a
popular condiment and used to season fried and
barbecued meats. It combines the nutty taste of
sesame with sumac and dried thyme. Similar
mixtures are reported from Syria and Jordan. Zahtar
is often mixed with olive oil and spread on pita bread.

A blend of several strongly aromatic spices designed to add flavour and fragrance to many Indian dishes. It also often used as a garnish. The literal Hindi translation of garam masala is “hot spices”.

Fines herbes is a delicately balanced combination of finely flavoured herbs found in French cuisine. They go well in egg dishes like omelets or quiche and insauces and butters. Note though, that if a recipe calls for fresh fine herbs, use only one third of what is called for when using a dried blend.

Use in minuscule quantities, adding directly to cooking liquid, frying in oil, or steeping in water. Asafoetida is used mostly in Indian vegetarian cooking, where the strong onion-garlic flavour enhances many dishes. It is also suited to many fish dishes and some pappadums are seasoned with asafoetida. Please note that asafoetida resin often contains gluten.

This American-grown basil is a great all-purpose basil for tomato sauces, pizza, salad dressings and so many other uses.

Dill seeds are mainly used in pickling, but is also in court-bouillons and sauces for fish, pickled salmon, casseroles and soups. They are seen in some breads, particularly rye breads. Also perfect with chilled, raw vegetable dishes, although it is strong so use carefully.

This recipe originates from the region of Bangal and is commonly used for pickling mango. The blend consists of Kalonji seed, fenugreek, cumin, fennel seed and brown mustard seed.

This spice blend is known throughout India for its
unique flavor. An exotic spice mixture for grilling. Add oil
to make into a marinade, best for chicken, but can be
applied to other meats. Adjust the amount of chili powder
to how hot you like it.

Ras el Hanout is hard to describe. A floral fragrance, a spicy kick and subtle nuances within an overall robust flavor. It is extremely versatile, adding a golden colour and an aromatically enticing flavor to chicken and vegetable tagines. Add a half teaspoon to a cup of rice or couscous while cooking to transcend the ordinary, and it’s our favorite as a spice rub for grilled lamb chops.

White Truffle Sea Salt brings the musky aroma of the Italian White Alba truffle to hand-harvested Atlantic grey sea salt. White truffles, from the countryside of northern Italy,are a rare and exceptional delicacy. This highly-prized ingredient is delicately blended with sea salt to bring rich, earthy flavor to your cooking. Use toseason and lend a gourmet touch to hors

d’oeuvres, risotto, cheese, salads, and vegetables.

The pilgrims brought mint to the United States aboard the Mayflower, combines well with many vegetables such as new potatoes, tomatoes,
carrots and peas. Refreshment to any green salads and salad dressings.

Just what you need for the splitting headache, upset stomach and frayed nerves you worked hard for the night before! But this calming, complex herbal tea is also great for settling the stomach for peaceful sleep, and is fine for kids and adults alike. Contains peppermint, lemon verbena, lavender, dandelion root, chamomile, and many other useful herbs.

In Western cuisine, dried ginger is mainly used in sweets, especially ginger snaps, gingerbread, and preserves. In Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, ginger is indispensable in everything from tea, sweet and savory dishes, to ginger beer.

This gift set is full of flavor!

Contains:

  • Szechuan Peppercorn
  • Roasted Chicory Root
  • Sassafras Bark
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • Ghost Pepper Salt
  • Dried Green & White Leeks
  • Chile Cayenne
  • Ground Ginger
  • Salish-Alderwood Smoked Salt

-Two different parts of the world–both with great regional spices that compliment each other and can be used in any style of cooking!

-Includes the Ghost Pepper Salt–hottest pepper recorded, making this the “hottest salt on earth.”

We’ve rounded up all the basics needed to keep your kitchen cooking! This set is a splendid introduction to our quality spices – once you taste these, you’ll never buy “off the shelf” again!

This is a great way way to stock or replenish your kitchen, especially those items that have been sitting way too long. Spices and salts have a shelf life and ours are the freshest you can find.

This Gift Set is the perfect housewarming gift and is also appreciated by chefs of all levels. As a hostess gift, birthday gift,bridal shower gift – you name it – The Spice Station Starter Set will be appreciated by all.

Includes:

  • Pacific Natural Sea Salt
  • India Black Peppercorns
  • Spanish Paprika
  • Dill Weed
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Oregano

Contains 9 salts:

  • Black Truffle Salt
  • Vintage Merlot Salt
  • Bolivian Rose Salt
  • Hiwa Kai Black Lava
  • Green Tea Macha Salt
  • Smoked Alderwood Salish,
  • Lemon Twist Salt
  • Roasted Garlic Salt
  • Alaea Sweet Hawaiian Salt

-Makes an excellent hostess gift, bridal shower gift or as a welcome to a new home!

Nine spices with healing properties including:

  • Tumeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Fenugreek
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Black Cumin
  • Bee Pollen
  • Birch Tree
  • Asafoetida

A tasty array of Southern spices to bring a good kick to
any meal!  Perfect for the Who Dat in your life!

A baker’s set Including nine delights:

  • Blue Poppy Seeds – Delicious addition to pastries, muffins and cakes
  • Coconut- Versatile addition to many baked goodies
  • Lemon Granules – Use in place of lemon zest
  • Lavender Flowers – Delicious in cookies, jams and more
  • Nutmeg – great for pies, puddings, spice cakes etc.
  • Cocoa Royal Mahogany – Great for ice creams, dark cakes, chocolate drinks
  • Cinnamon Saigon – an extraordinary intense & flavorful cinnamon
  • Vanilla Beans – five beans for all your baking needs
  • Fleur De Sel – ideal finishing salt for baking

Get your Julia on with this set of fine French herbs and spices!

Cooking with Julie Set includes:

  • Truffle Salt
  • Fines Herbs
  • Tarragon
  • White Peppercorn
  • Vintage Merlot Salt
  • Culinary Lavender
  • Fleur de Sel
  • Chervil
  • Herbs de Provence

-Includes the quintessential French herbs and spices used in the most popular french dishes. Includes culinary lavender which can be very difficult to find.
-Our own vintage Merlot salt will add a new twist on our Cote du Boeuf.
-Our Fines Herbs our house blended with only the finest quality tarragon, chervil, chives & parsley
-Makes an excellent hostess gift, bridal shower gift or as a welcome to a new home!

Includes:

  • Serrano
  • Hot Aleppo Pepper
  • Tepin
  • Chile Pequin
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Dried Jalapeno
  • Birds Eye Chile
  • Chile Habanaro
  • Marash Pepper

-Perfect gift for the person who thinks they can handle any amount of heat
-Great variety of hand-selected hot chilies and peppers from around the world

Includes:

  • Mint
  • Green Zahtar
  • White Cyprus Flake Salt
  • Shawarma Rub
  • Aleppo Pepper
  • Falafel Blend
  • Sumak
  • Seven Spices

Moroccan Thyme

-For the adventurous cook in your life
-Authentic Middle Eastern spices
-Hard to finds Sumak, Aleppo, Green Zahtar
-Many spices are interchangeable with other cuisines

The Salt and Pepper Set includes:

  • pink peppercorn
  • green peppercorn
  • white peppercorn
  • tellicherry peppercorn
  • bolivian rose sea salt
  • alaea hawaiian sea salt
  • vintage merlot sea salt
  • hiwa kai black lava salt
  • fleur de sel

Preferred leaf grade / this is your selected ‘high end’ English tea. A blend of finest whole leaf teas from Darjeeling, Assam and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) with golden tips added. The blend was created to accompany a ‘traditional’ English breakfast that will not include flavors too strong.

Prime grade – a long-time traditional and popular black whole leaf China fancy pekoe & Souchong leaf tea, flavored with the natural smoke of the Chinese fir tree root to create its typical and delicate smoky-crisp taste.

Mellow-sweet character – flavored black tea blend with a sweet apricot taste. Makes good iced tea as well. Ingredients: black Ceylon/China whole leaf teas, apricot bits, sunflower petals, and flavoring.

Chives are tasty and a very popular garnish in French and Chinese cuisine. Sprinkle over sauces, soups, salads or add to dressings and dips. Medicinal: Helps lower blood pressure, aids digestion and stimulates the appetite.

As one of the most prized crops from Japan, the pungent flavor of Wasabi lends itself to a great range of culinary uses.

Spray-dried tomatoes that have been turned into a fine powder. The rich tomato flavor of this powder can be used to make tomato juices, sauces, and pastes.

Thyme tastes delicately green with a faint clove aftertaste, Leaves and sprigs are used in salads as garnishes and most famously in clam chowder, bouquets garnis, and French, Creole, and Cajun cuisines. Thyme works well with veal, lamb, beef, poultry, fish & poultry.

Among cooks, this herb is popularly associated with vinegar and fish. Its anise-like character is particularly suited to both, use the leaves fresh in salads, as garnishes, or in such classic applications as remoulade sauce, tartar sauce, béarnaise sauce, French dressing, and veal Marengo. In general, don’t add this herb with a heavy hand, and avoid bringing out its bitter side by cooking it too long.

This ground reddish berry has a pleasant melange of sour, sweet and bitter flavors. Added to yogurt for a dip, dusted on grilled fish or mixed in with rice, sumac will give a fruit and sour flavor similar to lemon. Sprinkle liberally on a bowl of hummus for authentic color and taste.

Smoked black pepper is boldly aromatic with a mild smoke taste that goes great anywhere you want a bit of spicy smokiness: BBQ, omelets, Latino food, spiced nuts, etc!

Pungent and assertive, the needle-like leaves of this Mediterranean shrub give an unmistakable flavor. It blends well with citrus and is common in many Italian and French dishes. Try a chicken or fish fillet scattered with rosemary and topped with thin slices of orange and then broiled.

As a spice, it continues to be used in Greece to flavor spirits and liquors, chewing gum and a number of cakes, pastries, spoon sweets and desserts. Sometimes it is even used in making cheese. Mastic resin is a key ingredient in Dondurma (Turkish ice cream), and Turkish puddings granting those confections its unusual texture and bright whiteness. In Lebanon and Egypt, the spice is used to flavor many sauces, ranging from soups to meats to desserts.

It’s added to fish sauces, clam chowder, butter-based sauces, salads, tomato-based sauces, vinegar, mushroom sauces, and eggplant. In Germany, marjoram is called the “sausage herb”. Middle Easterners use marjoram in lamb, mutton, barbecues, vegetables, and seafood. It is usually added at the end of cooking to retain its delicate flavor or as a garnish.

The flavor resembles somewhat like sweet roasted peppers. It also has a nice level of heat. It can be added to soups and stews. It makes a great addition to Mexican chili or any kind of meat dish. Very hard to find, this pepper only grows in a region that once was shared by Turks and Armenians called Marash.

A combination of fragrant rosewater-like sweetness and a nutty and faintly bitter, but not unpleasant aftertaste. Used in breads, biscuits and less sweet cakes and pastries. It is well worth experimenting with this unfamiliar but intriguing flavoring. A traditional Greek Easter bread is flavored with mahlab and decorated with colored eggs.

Mace is the aril (lacy covering) of the nutmeg seed shell. A small amount will add fragrance without imposing too much flavor. It works especially well with milk dishes like custards and cream sauces. Included in soufflés and cheese sauces.

Lime juice powder can be used to make lime juice or limeade, and may be used as a substitute in recipes that call for lime juice. May also be used to rim glasses for cocktails.To reconstitute mix 1 teaspoon of lime juice powder with 1/4 cup of water.

Also known as sweetwood. This cut form is preferred for herbal tea and use in herbal blends. Traditionally and commonly used for sore throats and coughs. Also used for root beer.

The bright citrus flavor of lemon is well preserved in these granules of the whole peel. They are great for inclusion in teas and herbal concoctions as they are easily strained out. It can also be ground for inclusion in spice blends and rubs.

Kalonji is used in India and the Middle East as a spice and condiment and occasionally in Europe as both a pepper substitute and a spice. It is widely used in Indian cuisines, particularly in mildly braised lamb dishes such as korma. It is also added to vegetable and dhal dishes as well as in chutneys. The seeds are sprinkled on to naan bread before baking.

Hyssop leaves have a lightly bitter taste and a minty aroma. Common in Levantine and Caucasian cookery. It is also used to flavor liqueurs, and is part of the formulation of Chartreuse.

Horseradish sauce is the main use of this spice. This is made most simply by mixing the powder with sugar and vinegar to the desired consistency. As a sauce, horseradish also complements tongue, sausages, cold egg dishes, cheese, chicken and hot ham.

Used primarily in baking and cosmetics for its aroma. Does not retain full honey flavor; tastes like a milky, starchy powdered-sugar. To rehydrate, use 3/4 parts powder to 1 part water.

Also called roselle flowers or flor de Jamaica. Sourced from North Africa, these hibiscus flowers are full-flavored with a rosy tartness, making a fine, refreshing iced tea or hot infusion. Hibiscus is cooling and soothing for fevers and heat exhaustion.

Green and white leek flakes. Leeks, a relative of onions, share a similar flavor though more refined, subtler, and sweeter flavor than the standard onion. Dried leek flakes will reconstitute when soaked in water or cooked in a soup or sauce.

This intriguing spice, often described as a vibrant blend of ginger, cardamom, and pepper, seems to be just as valuable in the medicine cabinet as it is in the spice rack. An outstanding substitute for cardamom and black pepper, try it in curried dishes of North African and Middle Eastern influence, add it to zesty paella & cassoulets, or simply eat it with bread in a little olive oil with garlic and thyme.

Fennel pollen enhances the flavors of everything. From seafood to beef; poultry, pork or vegetables: Fennel pollen is that secret ingredient. No matter what you use it on, the mysterious taste – neither like fennel seed nor anise, and a bit like curry – will add a special dimension. Hand-collected from wild fennel growing on the coastal and inland fields of sun-drenched California.

Epazote characterizes the taste of Mayan cuisine in the Yucatan and Guatemala. Use epazote in soups, meat dishes, and especially to enhance huitlacoche, mushrooms, bean and chile-based foods such as refried beans (frijoles refritos), frijoles negros, moles, or rice and beans.

Cubeb berries are a “red” alternative to black pepper. They are bitter, peppery, and pungent, with traces of camphor and nutmeg in their aroma. They go well with meat, cheese and vegetable dishes.

Cloves, especially when ground, can easily overpower a dish, so only a few need be used. They are the main flavour of Worcestershire sauce.  Just a few cloves help to aromatize rice, curries, baked ham, hot apple cider and mulled wine, and have even been used to flavor tobacco.

Black cumin grows wild in Iran and Kashmir. Called royal cumin, or kala jeera in India, the small, dark brown, curved seeds are highly aromatic, with a resinous, astringent flavor that’s sweeter and more complex than common cumin. It’s preferred for northern Indian meat kormas and shows up in savory dishes of North Africa and the Middle East.

A powdered version of the familiar and often maligned vegetable. Try it in soups and stews or in a vinaigrette to add great color and mild sweetness. With mild thickening properties, it can used to add body to a sauces.

Used for shorter cooking times, the California Bay hints at camphor and eucalyptus. The large dried leaves of the bay laurel tree are one of the best herbs for soups and broths, rice, and sauces, giving a mild, delicious savory taste. Bay leaves are among the oldest known cooking herbs.

Urfa Biber is a unique chile with a smoky, ‘raisin-like’ taste, mild heat with a lasting build. Traditionally used in meat dishes and yogurt sauces, but try it sprinkled on steamed vegetables for an added kick. Because of its fruity overtones, it is becoming popular in to use in sweet dishes in North America, in everything from hot chocolate to ice cream!

A thickening agent with more thickening power than flour or even cornstarch. It has the unique characteristic of adding a glossy sheen to sauces, much like finishing with butter, but without the fat. Has a faint savory taste, but can still be used in desserts.

Annatto is used for its red-orange color in cheeses, confectionery, butter, meat dishes and stews. It is popular in the Philippines, Central America and the Caribbean. Annatto has a very mild taste: slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg.

This dried, star-shaped fruit grows on small trees in China and Vietnam. Its smoky, licorice flavour makes it a distinctive ingredient in Chinese five spice, Peking Duck, Vietnamese Pho, and Malaysian curries. Also nice in homemade chai. The lovely pods make a great garnish.

Anise is primarily associated with cakes, biscuits and confectionery, as well as rye breads. It is used in much the same way as fennel to flavour fish, poultry, soups and root vegetable dishes. Anise is not related to true licorice, although it has a similar taste and is often used to flavor black licorice candy.

Traditionally root was chewed or brewed into a tea for the immune system.  The Chinese species is Dong Quai, famous for alleviating menstrual cramps. Roots sometimes used in making absinthe.

Made of dried pomegranate seeds, this spice has a mildly fruity, sweet and sour flavor. Used in India to sour chutneys and curries, they are also used in pastries and breads in the Middle East. Try grinding them and sprinkling over salads or vegetable dishes.

Unripe mangoes are sun-dried and ground to a powder which is used to give a sour tang to many East Indian dishes including meats, vegetables and curries. Often added to chutneys, pickles and some stir fries much as vinegar is used in other parts of the world.

The whole berry of the pimento bush, Allspice is the size of a large pea and has a deep rich-brown color. Clove and pepper flavors are very pronounced, especially when freshly ground. Used widely in Jamaican jerk and Caribbean dishes. Also nice in holiday pastries.

With a taste similar to thyme, although more powerful with notes of celery and pepper, Ajwain is an exciting and unusual spice. Native to southern India, Ajwain is most commonly added to chutneys, curried dishes, breads and legumes. It’s related to cumin and parsley, and is also known as carom and bishop’s weed.

This is similar to the guajillo chile, only smaller and more potent. It has a fruity flavor that’s good in stews, soups, dips, chutneys, casseroles, cooked vegetables, use as a seasoning for salsas and sauces. Add flavor to breakfast burritos, tortilla soup and to fish entrees.

Its name means small, and refers to the tiniest chiles – which are usually among the hottest. There are many varieties, some round and some conical. Others are called Bravo, Mosquito, Pequeno, Turkey Pepper, Grove Pepper, and Pring-kee-new, Birds Eye, Chilpequin and Chiltipiquin.

Negro is an elongated, flat chile, measuring 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. The pasilla’s wrinkled body curves into an arc. The color of this pepper is dark purple-black; similar to the color of an Eggplant or a Raisin. This thin fleshed chile has a berry flavor with herbaceous tones. Use it in traditional Mexican recipes. Be adventurous and add it to meat loaf, beef stew or corn chowder. Great in sauces, salsa and soups. This chile is a flavorful ingredient for cream sauce dishes.

Used in tamales and quesadillas, and can be interchanged with the poblano in many instances. In Spanish, pasilla means little raisin, and this pepper is so named because of its deep black color and raisin like aroma. It is mild with a smoky flavor.

Used extensively in Southwestern cuisine, the whole pods are often seen in decorative chile bundles called ristras that have become the symbol of New Mexico. Pureed in traditional sauces, combined with tomatoes or tomatillos, in stews, soups and casseroles you won’t spend a half hour in Santa Fe without running into these versatile chiles. Convenient crushed form.

In Spanish Chile morita means small blackberry pepper. The morita peppers are smoked jalapenos like the chipotle peppers, the difference is that the morita is often made from a smaller variety of ripe red jalapeno. Just crush a few and add to soups, Mexican food dishes, and sauces.

These versatile chiles are generally used in Chinese cookery. Japones have a dry, tip-of-the-tongue heat that make them perfect for your kung pao, General Tso-style creations. This chile is similar in appearance to the de arbol. Though the walls of the japones are thicker.

Chipotle are simply a smoked jalapeno, but you will find nothing simple about their flavor. With a winning combination of heat and smoky flavor, it is easy to see why they have become such a widely used ingredient in contemporary cuisine. Added to soups and chili they impart a belly warming heat and will stand up to beef, chicken or pork.

Cascabel means “rattle” in Spanish as the seeds shake about freely in this spherical chile. With its low heat level and tangy flavor the cascabel works well when combined with its spicier cousins. Try it in bean soups or puree with tomatillos for a tangy green salsa.

Cajun Creole can be used in many ways but one of our favorites is making crawfish. Corn and tomatoes are always a needed for a great crawfish dish. Some call this Cajun smothered corn. You can also use canned whole kernel combined with cream style corn. Another cool recipe is to add an ounce of CCB to a pound of ground beef and fry some Cajun sliders…delicious.

Named in reference to the woody stems attached to the pod. The Spanish translation of the name means “treelike.” This chile, which is related to the cayenne and pequin, has a rich red color and a thin flesh. They are hot, slender, tubular peppers, about 2 to 3 inches long, and bright green when immature, turning a bright red at maturity. They are most commonly found dried.

Ancho means ‘wide’, its flat heart shape creating one of the largest chiles, a dried Poblano. It is sweet, with hints of raisin and plum. The ancho is one of the most commonly used chiles in Mexico and is a basic ingredient for making many Mexican style sauces. The ancho, along with the mulato and pasilla form the “holy trinity”of chiles used to make traditional Mexican mole sauces.

Montreal Steak Spice is a dry spice rub used to flavor steak that was made famous in Montreal and has become a marketing term for a number of commercial spice mixes. The recipe varies, but Montreal Steak Spice usually includes ingredients such as pepper, salt, coriander, dill, mustard seeds, dehydrated garlic and onions, red pepper flakes, rosemary, thyme, paprika and caraway seeds.

An exotic infusion of toasted coconut and all-natural cane sugar, this is a sweet treat with the lush aroma and flavor of fresh coconuts. Reminiscent of the flavor of pina coladas, our Coconut Sugar is delicious as a drink rimmer, on top of fresh fruit, or sprinkled over sweet BBQ glazed ribs or grilled prawns.

Sun-ripened raspberries and all-natural cane sugar combine to create a deliciously fruity ingredient, perfect for topping desserts, fresh summer salads and rimming glasses. The bright, real raspberry color of this extraordinary sugar makes it beautiful when presented table-side or as a topping on appetizers, entrées or desserts.

Used in cuisines all over the world, the flavor  of real cloves is blended with organic cane sugar. The aroma and taste of whole cloves are captured ideally in a sprinkle-able, sweet topping. Very versatile, this sugar is easily added to hot drinks, grilled meats, sauces, and spiced desserts.

The traditional taste of cinnamon and sugar is taken to a new level. With a rich, delicious and surprising depth of flavor, real Korintje cinnamon is used and fused with all natural cane sugar producing a unique ingredient with beautiful color and texture. Perfect for baking, cooking, and adding to drinks and desserts.

Straight from wild blueberry fields and condensed into a deliciously sweet package, the taste of fresh, whole blueberries explodes in your mouth. The beautiful indigo color of blueberry sugar will make you want to use it on everything.

Tahitian vanilla beans and real cane sugar are blended to create a sweet, rich flavor that is the perfect addition to hot tea, coffee, cookies and desserts, fruit and much more. Vanilla Bean Sugar has a delicate texture and full flavor which make it a beautiful and easy addition to a wide-range of dishes and recipes.

Smoked paprika is a Spanish cousin to the more widely used sweet Hungarian paprika. It’s made from pimiento peppers that have been dried and smoked over an oak fire, then ground into a fine powder.

You’ll sometimes see it called pimenton, smoked pimenton, sweet paprika, Spanish paprika, or any variation of those names, but you can always recognize this spice by its deep red color and powerful smoky aroma. Unless the packaging indicates otherwise, it’s not typically a hot spice – in actuality, the spice itself is quite mild and sweet.

When using smoked paprika, a little goes a long way with this spice and the smokiness can sometimes get a little overpowering if you use too much. When experimenting with it in a new dish, start off with a half teaspoon and work your way up from there.

The real draw with this spice is the smoky quality. Even just a little bit adds an incredibly seductive smoky flavor and aroma to any dish. Traditionally, it’s used in making chorizo sausage and many paella recipes. We also like it in stews, with potatoes, in dry rubs for any meat, and in egg dishes.

Roasted Garlic Sea Salt is all natural sea salt infused with real roasted garlic! This is a much improved, very gourmet version of traditional garlic salt. The flavor is out of this world. Try it on absolutely anything.

The pink peppercorn is the semi-ripe berry of the schinus bush and not a true peppercorn. Often used as a component of “gourmet pepper” for grinding we discourage this as the
green and black peppercorns easily overpower this sweet and mild spice. Try grinding it fresh with cumin and thyme as a seasoning for swordfish or chicken. We also like it in cabbage slaw or along with a light basil pesto.

The natural flavor of lemon is an international favorite. Thai food, margaritas, desserts… the uses are plentiful. Lemon Twist Salt is tart without being too sour. It is refreshing and versatile. Use to rim a drink glass, sprinkle on chicken or fish before grilling or add to a crisp salad for a surprising hint of citrus.

Green pepper is from the same fruit as the black, but is harvested before they mature. Green pepper is milder with a cleaner, fresher flavor. Green peppercorns can be mashed with garlic, cinnamon or to make a spiced butter or with cream to make a fresh and attractive sauce for fish. It is often used in white sauces rather than black pepper, which would give the sauce a speckled appearance. It’s best ground directly on to food. With hot food it is best to add pepper well towards the end of the cooking process, to preserve its aroma.

The classic combination of lemon and sugar is perfectly captured in our lemon sugar. All-natural and with just the right amount of citrusy flavor, a fresh addition to savory and sweet dishes. Ideal for baking, rimming a glass, summer salads, and so much more.

Widely used in savoury dishes and meat, poultry, seafood and vegetable curries. It harmonizes well with coconut milk, especially with chicken or seafood, and there are countless Thai and Sri Lankan recipes exploiting this combination. The stems are also used in teas or used in pickles and in flavoring marinades.

Grind the lavender in a herb or coffee grinder or mash it with mortar and pestle. The spikes and leaves of culinary lavender can be used in most dishes in place of rosemary in most recipes. Use the spikes or stems for making fruit or shrimp kabobs. Just place your favorite fruit on the stems and grill.

As well as flavoring a dish, juniper cuts the gaminess of game, reduces the fatty effect of duck and pork and perks up a bread stuffing. Gin gets its unique flavor from it and fruit dishes, such as apple tart and pickled peaches, also harmonize with this flavor.

Goji berries, aka Chinese Wolfberries, have become popular as a health food. They are rich in antioxidants, particularly eye-protecting carotenoids such as beta-carotene and zeaxanthin. Yummy in porridge, smoothies, trail mixes, teas, tossed in rice and salads. They soften when soaked in water.

In China, dried gojis are often added to rice congee and almond jelly, as well as used in Chinese tonic soups, in combination with chicken or pork, vegetables, and other herbs such as wild yam. The berries are also boiled as an herbal tea, often along with chrysanthemum flowers and/or red jujubes, or particularly with pu-erh tea.

A delicious pick-me-up for almost any recipe, our espresso sugar is made with freshly ground roasted espresso beans and organic, all-natural cane sugar. Full of robust flavor, this sugar adds a burst of espresso flavor to desserts, spice rubs, grilled meats, or the rim of a cocktail.

Coconut is not only for sweets! It can be roasted and combined with tamarind to make Sambar, a very popular rich stew in the cooking of southern regions of India. Or, toast it lightly and add to cooking rice for a Caribbean favorite.

A wonderfully fresh version of the common chile used in everything from curries to chutneys. This is a clean heat than can intensify flavors much like salt or lemon. An interesting twist is to dust this over papaya or mango in the Caribbean tradition. The African source of the cayenne creates a classic flavor profile but with more than double the heat of the Indian. A must for Cajun and Creole dishes.

Dill weed should have a rich green color, never gray or brown. Try it dusted on fish fillets or added to vegetable sauces and chowder, but be sure to add this herb just prior to serving as heat will deteriorate the fine flavor. Perfect with chilled, raw vegetable dishes as well.

One of the most common flavors in Indian and Latin cuisine, this seed is fresh, pungent, sharp and definitely unmistakable. Tex-Mex cuisine is lost without it, and taco seasonings always have a large dose included.  Try toasting the seeds and adding them to breads, or whip up your favorite curry recipe with our extra fresh supply.

Toasted onions and pure cane sugar are infused into an amazing new seasoning. With the unpredictable, special taste of caramelized onions, this flavored sugar is the perfect new “secret ingredient.” Use to create a glaze over scallops while grilling, or toss in a salad; sweet onion sugar will add a new and unique touch to practically any dish.

Bright berry color and sweet, luscious taste meld deliciously in Strawberry Sugar. Organic, all natural cane sugar and ripe berries create a natural partnership that brings the juicy, sweet flavor of strawberries to the table. Ideal for drinks, summer salads, and on top of desserts and confections.

A very versatile spice blend to have in the house, for roast chicken, stews or drumsticks. Mix with flour and deep fry Kentucky style – the list of what you can do with this blend is endless.

A beautiful russet red, translucent, thin-walled dried chile. Its delicate flavor makes it a favorite, especially for coloring, in all forms of New World cooking. A base for rich chili con carne and classic Tex-Mex cuisine.

Harissa is a North African hot red sauce or paste whose main ingredients are chili peppers (often smoked or dried) and garlic. Though most closely associated with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, it is a standard ingredient of North African cuisine. Perfect with grilled chicken or lamb and couscous. Use it in everything from barley stew to spiced nuts.

White peppercorns start out the same as the black, but are allowed to ripen more fully on the vine. The outer shell is then removed by soaking the berries in water until the shell falls off, or by holding them under flowing spring water, yielding a whiter, cleaner pepper. White pepper is less pungent. It is often used in white sauces rather than black pepper, which would give the sauce a speckled appearance. It is best ground directly on to food. With hot food it is best to add pepper well towards the end of the cooking process, to preserve its aroma.

Truffles are a genuine treasure imported from Italy. Fusion Black Truffle Salt utilizes the unique power of sea salt to intensify the aroma and complex flavors of this exquisite mushroom. Truffle salt is ideal with egg dishes, pasta, mashed potatoes, red meat… even on buttered popcorn.

Dried limes and lemons are very traditional, special ingredients from the Middle East. The highly aromatic, tart and slightly fermented flavor notes in black limes complement chicken and fish particularly well. Add one or two whole to soups, stews or in the cavity of poultry before cooking, piercing them lightly with a fork to allow the flavors to infuse.

Chocolate and sugar have a natural synergy. All natural cane sugar is combined with delectable cocoa to create an ingredient that is a must-have for any chocolate lover. A fun, gourmet topping for desserts, drinks, and even savory recipes like mole and chili.

If you like fresh ginger, you’ll love our ginger sugar! Fresh ginger is infused into raw cane sugar to create a sweet gourmet treat with a zesty zing.

A dry seasoning blend which is used primarily in the preparation of grilled meat, with flavors of chiles, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, garlic and onions. Jerk seasoning can be either rubbed directly onto meat, especially chicken or pork, or blended with a liquid to create a marinade.

This organic bird’s eye chile is small but packs quite a lot of heat. At one time it was even listed as the hottest chili in the Guinness Book of World Records but other hotter varieties of chili have since been identified. It’s what gives local dishes such as bicol express their fiery zing. It is also used to flavor vinegar.

Anyone who has tasted a tomato-sauce-topped pizza can recall its flavor, which is hearty and assertive with a peppery bite and a zing. Use Greek oregano in Italian, French, and (obviously) Greek recipes.

The dried berry from the Chinese prickly ash bush, this spice has a tingly flavor that is unique. Use like pepper for a tasty change of pace. Excellent with duck and chicken, to preserve its aroma.

Cardamom’s bright and strong flavors have a camphor-like quality and citrus intensity. An ancient and highly-prized spice, its high price makes it a ‘festive’ spice. It goes well in sweets and pastries, but is often used in savory meals too. The pods can be shelled to collect and grind the seeds or used whole in chai tea or Turkish coffee.

Chervil is one of the staples of classic French cooking, along  with chives, tarragon and parsley. It is used to flavor eggs, fish, chicken and light sauces and dressings. It also combines well with mild cheeses and is a tasty addition to herb butters.

Nutmeg has long been lauded as possessing or imparting magical powers, is usually associated with sweet, spicy dishes — pies, puddings, custards, cookies and spice cakes. It is indispensable to eggnog and numerous mulled wines and punches.

Fennel yields both a herb and a spice, it is used especially as a court bouillon for poaching fish and seafood. Flavours breads, cakes and confectionery. An ingredient in Chinese Five Spice and some curry powders. Several liquors are flavoured with fennel, including fennouillette, akvavit, gin and absinthe.

Used in pickling spice and in spice mixtures for cooking meats and seafood. It adds piquancy to sauerkraut and is sometimes used in marinades.

 

Next to saffron and cardamom, vanilla is the worlds next most expensive spice. Vanilla’s mellow fragrance enhances a variety of sweet dishes: puddings, cakes, custards, creams, soufflés and, of course, ice cream. Classic examples include crème caramel, peach Melba and apple Charlotte.

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South African Green Rooibos Tisane with a superb-fruity peach taste. The red and green rooibos bush tea is the ‘soft drink’ from South Africa that is becoming increasingly popular with people who enjoy its mild, gentle fragrance and appreciate it as a healthy beverage because of its beneficial effects. To prepare: Use the same method as for black tea: 1 teaspoon of rooibos per cup / boiling water / up to 8 minutes infusion time / serve hot or iced.

This is where the Fusion Sea Salt dream began! The delicious final product is a wonderful addition to gravy and sauces, and its rich, deep color makes it a visually stunning finishing salt. It also serves as further proof that many great ideas form over a glass of wine.

With a taste only for the very daring, this salt is the hottest salt in the world! Made from pure, unrefined sea salt and the Naga Jolokia pepper, this salt has a spicy hot flavor that is without compare. Named for one of the most venomous snakes in India, this pepper, also known as the King Cobra Chili, has a blazing heat that is out of this world.

Velvet de Guerande by Le Tresor is light gray in color and almost the consistency of flour. This is a very delicate crystal that has a “buttery” feel and taste as it melts on your tongue. This is a terrific salt to top any dish.

Mediterranean flake salt mixed with activated charcoal. The beautiful color is not the only benefit that the charcoal adds. It also gives it a unique taste and acts as a natural detoxifier.