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      Herbes de Provence ~ Certified Organic

      A fragrant combination that evokes the countryside of France, Herbs de Provence are used to flavor grilled foods such as fish and meat, as well as vegetables and stews.  Try adding it to eggs or use to make a seasoned butter.

      Contains: Basil, Tarragon, Marjoram, Thyme, Lavender, and Fennel Seed.

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      Hibiscus Flower ~ Certified Organic

      “Hibiscus sabdariffa”

      Hibiscus has a cranberry-like flavor with citrus overtones. Use the slightly acidic petals sparingly in salads or as garnish.  In Mexico, hibiscus flowers are used to make Jamaico, a cool drink infusion and to flavor ice cream and sorbet.

      Precautions: Avoid using if you have gallstones.

      $4.50

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      Himalayan Pink Salt ~ Coarse

      Suitable for your salt mill, this is pure, hand-mined salt found deep within the pristine Himalayan Mountains. The clean crystals are the highest quality Himalayan salt available and contain more than 84 trace minerals. Known for its healing and nutritional benefits, it simply tastes the way salt should.

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      Hiwa Kai Salt

      A stunningly black salt produced in Hawaii, Hiwa Kai is Pacific Sea salt with activated charcoal added. Possessing both an eye catching color and a great flavor, this very mild salt is excellent as a garnish or finishing salt.

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      Hot and Spicey Lovers Gift Package

      If you or someone you know like to hotter side of food, this package will spice up to cooking in the kitchen.

      Booda’s Berbere, Harissa, Vindaloo Marsala and Ziggy’s My Brain is on Fire Mexican Blend

      $26.00

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      Hunter's Blend

      We find that the dynamic, old world flavor is well suited for the cold New England climate. Inspired by a wonderful old stew recipe, this spice blend of smoky paprika, onion, garlic, caraway, allspice, thyme, marjoram, mushroom, cayenne, pepper and bay leaf.  Add it to stews and soups, or use it as a rub for pork, beef and game meat.

      $5.50

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      International Gift Package

      This wonderful package will provide you with some light herb flavors from all around the world. Perfect for seasoning all types of protein and infused with oil for dipping.

      Herbs De Provence, Mediterranean Seasoning, Tuscany Sunset and Lebanese Zaátar.

      $26.00

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      Ivory Coast Curry Powder

      This is a rather complicated and warm curry powder that showcases some of the interesting flavors of Western Africa.  A great addition to stews and pulses as well as a dry rub for grilled meats.

      Contains: Brown Mustard Seed, Coriander Seed, Black Pepper, Cumin Seed, Allspice, Caraway Seed, Turmeric, Ginger, Paprika, Bird’s Eye Chile, Grains of Paradise, Nutmeg, Cassia Cinnamon, Cubeb Pepper, Kashmiri Chile, Thyme, Smoked Serrano Chile, and Cloves.

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      Jalapeno Chile Powder ~ Certified Organic

      5,000 ~ 8,000 Scoville Units

      Probably the most common chile pepper in the U.S., Jalapeno powder is made from grinding the whole chile. This powder will give a fresh “green” heat to your favorite recipe.

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      Jamaican "Jerk" Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      Jerk is traditionally used as a coating for goat and pork. These days it is used on just about anything. This is a mild version as many people enjoy the flavor of Jerk but don’t enjoy the intense heat that can accompany it. Spice it up with the chile of your choice; a Scotch Bonnet or Habanero would be traditional.

      Contains: Mustard Seed, Ginger, Garlic, Paprika, Chile Powder, Fennel Seed, Thyme, Allspice, Onion, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Cassia Cinnamon, and Cloves.

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      Jamaican Curry Powder ~ Certified Organic

      Varying from Indian curries with the addition of Allspice and Star Anise, this blend will add a bit of the Caribbean to your cooking.  Try with goat, lamb, chicken, beef or seafood.  Makes a great addition to soups and cream sauces as well.

      Contains: Black Peppercorns, Fenugreek, Mustard, Cumin, Turmeric, Allspice, Coriander, Cayenne, Ginger, Cassia, Star Anise, Nutmeg, and Green Cardamom

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      Juniper Berry ~ Certified Organic

      “Juniperus communis”

      A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers.  Used particularly in European cuisine, Juniper Berries also give Gin its distinguishing flavor.  They marry well with wild game, lamb, duck, and are often used to season sauerkraut.

      $4.25

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      Kala Namak ~ Black Salt

      Kala Namak is a special Indian mineral salt. When it is mined it is actually reddish-black in color but takes on a pink hue upon being ground. It has a distinctive sulfurous flavor much like hard-boiled eggs, and is predominantly used in Chaats, Chutneys, Raitas, and other savory dishes.

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      Kashmiri Chile Powder

       

      Kashmiri Chile Powder is essential for providing the deep red coloring and rich flavor characteristic of many Indian dishes.  Similar to a hot Hungarian Paprika, it has a mild bite with a lingering heat and a somewhat fruity flavor.  Commonly used in Tandoori and curry dishes.

      $5.25

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      Korean Chile Pepper Flakes

      4,000 ~ 8,000 Scoville Units

      Also known as Gochugaru, this chile is indispensable when preparing Korean cuisine, especially Kimchee.  It has a fruity flavor with a pronounced bite and is a great substitute for regular Chile Flakes. Non-Organic.

      $5.00

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      Lavender ~ Certified Organic

      “Lavandula officinals”

      Lavender has a sweet, floral flavor, with lemon and citrus notes. It is used to flavor baked goods and desserts (it pairs especially well with chocolate), as well as to make “lavender sugar.”  Lavender lends an elegant flavor to most dishes, and pairs well with sheep’s and goat’s milk cheeses.

      Precautions: None known.

      $3.75

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      Lemon Peel ~ Certified Organic

      “Citrus limon”

      Lemon peel is derived from the outer skin of the lemon and is very strongly flavored.  It is commonly used in teas, mulling spices, marinades, and both sweet and savory dishes.

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      Lemon Sugar

      Pure cane sugar blended with the tangy citrus of lemon. Use in baking, as a garnish on cookies, dessert toppings, summer salads, to rim your favorite cocktail, or as a sweet addition to a hot cup of tea.

      $5.00

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      Lemongrass ~ Certified Organic

      “Cymbopogon citratus”

      Related to citronella, this is a favored herb in Southeast Asian cuisines, where its delicate, lemony essence permeates a wide assortment of dishes. In Thai cooking, lemongrass is used most frequently to flavor soups, salads and curries. The light lemon flavor blends well with garlic, chiles, and cilantro.

      $4.00

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      Lime Salt

      Tart without being too sour, this cool blend of salt and lime provides a great accent to seafood, salads, and poultry. Add a Caribbean or Thai flair to your cooking, or rim a glass for your favorite daiquiri or margarita.

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      Mace, Ground ~ Certified Organic

      “Myristica fragrans”

      Mace is the dried “lacy” reddish covering of the seed of the nutmeg tree.  Mace has a more delicate flavor than nutmeg and is often preferred in light dishes for the bright orange, saffron-like hue it imparts.

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      Mace, Whole ~ Certified Organic

      “Myristica fragrans”

      Mace is the dried “lacy” reddish covering of the seed of the nutmeg tree.  Mace has a more delicate flavor than nutmeg and is often preferred in light dishes for the bright orange, saffron-like hue it imparts.

      $6.25

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      Maine Gift Package

       

      The perfect gift package just from Maine.

      Blueberry Sugar, Casco Bay Seasoning, Northwoods Meat Rub and Maine Sea Salt

      $26.00

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      Maine Sea Salt, Coarse

      Pure sea salt created by solar evaporation from Maine ocean waters.  A clean tasting salt that pairs well with grilled meats, fresh vegetables, and seafood.  Great choice for rimming your Margarita or Daiquiri glass.  Large crystals with a moderate moisture level.

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      Maine Sea Salt, Fine

      Pure sea salt created by solar evaporation from Maine ocean waters.  A clean tasting salt that pairs well with grilled meats, fresh vegetables, and seafood.  Great choice for rimming your Margarita or Daiquiri glass.

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      Maldon Sea Salt Flakes

      Accept no substitute for Maldon Sea Salt, because nothing else is quite the same. Maldon sea salt flakes are loved (is that too strong a word? No!) by chefs and shoppers the world over. It’s the soft flaky texture of the sea salt crystals and the cleanness of the salt flavour they deliver that makes the difference. None of the bitter after taste that some salts leave; instead a freshness that enhances the flavour of all natural and fine foods.

      $6.00

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      Marjoram ~ Certified Organic

      “Origanum majorana”

      Often mistaken for oregano, Marjoram has a delicate, sweet, pleasant flavor with a slightly bitter undertone.  Marjoram is a favored herb for flavoring meats and stews and is essential to many German sausages.

      $4.25

    • Mary's Lamb Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      Mary never had lamb like this. Added to some olive oil, red wine and a little salt, this will make a marinade that will infuse your lamb or Venison with a rich panorama of flavor just begging to be grilled. Baaaa.

      Contains: Spearmint, Rosemary, Garlic, Black Pepper, Saigon Cinnamon, Coriander, and Onion.

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      Mayan Sun Salt (Close Out)

      Tropical ocean water is collected in man-made ponds in El Salvador which are formed from mineral-rich volcanic soil.  This salt has both great flavor and a high mineral content.

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      Mediterranean Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      A deliciously light blend to be used on seafood, poultry or even potatoes and rice. The combination of mint and citrus evoke temperate climes, white sand beaches and fruity drinks with umbrellas.

      Contains: Lemon Peel, Spearmint, Oregano, Lemongrass, and Black Pepper.

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      Merlot Salt

      Both visually stunning and delicious, the rich wine flavor will add a bold dimension and a striking contrast when used as a finishing salt.  Outstanding when paired with beef or lamb; try on pasta, in sauces, gravies, and even with chocolate and custards.

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    • Merrymeeting Bay Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      A terrific seasoning for your crab, shrimp, or crawfish boil. Adds a new dimension of taste to corn on the cob, eggs, and is great sprinkled over popcorn.

      Contains: Black Pepper, Ginger, Celery Seed, Mustard Seed, Paprika, Cassia Cinnamon, Bay Leaf, Green Cardamom, Cloves, and Mace.

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      Mexican Oregano

      “Lippia graveolens”

      An aromatic shrub that is closely related to Verbena, Mexican Oregano is similar to its Greek cousin, but has been described as having a sharp bite with a subtle sweetness and hints of citrus.  It is often used to flavor pork, fish, beans, soups, salsas, and tomato based sauces.

      $5.00

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      Moosehead Grilling Rub ~ Certified Organic

      A woodsy blend that complements wild game, especially venison and boar, and goes equally well with beef, pork, and lamb. Lightly coat your cut of meat with the rub, salt if desired, and allow to rest for up to 2 hours before grilling.

      Contains: Juniper Berries, Black Pepper, Allspice, Bay Leaves, and Cloves.

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      Moroccan Grilling Blend ~ Certified Organic

      A citrus based blend with spice overtones, it is excellent on lamb, poultry, and seafood. Blend with olive oil and honey for a delicious marinade or use as a dry rub prior to grilling.

      Contains: Orange Peel, Cumin Seed, Coriander Seed, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Saigon Cinnamon, Oregano, and Chile Pepper.

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      Mulato Chiles

      2,500 to 3,000 Scoville Units

      The Mulato chile is also a dried Poblano, but one that has ripened to a deep brown before being picked and dried.  This imparts a complex flavor that has hints of coffee, chocolate, licorice, and cherries.  Essential to making moles.

      $5.50

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      Mustard Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Sinapis alba”

      Yellow Mustard is actually considered to be white, and prepared mustard is made yellow by the addition of turmeric.  Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  It is a common ingredient in pickles, chutneys, and dressings. This is ground yellow mustard seeds.

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      Mustard Seed, Black

      “Brassica nigra”

      Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  Commonly used in Indian cooking, black mustard seeds are more pungent than brown.

      $5.00

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      Mustard Seed, Brown ~ Certified Organic

      “Brassica juncea”

      Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  Brown mustard seeds are an important flavoring in many Indian dishes and in coarse and strong flavored mustards.

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      Mustard Seed, Yellow ~ Certified Organic

      “Sinapis alba”

      Yellow Mustard is actually considered to be white.  Prepared mustard is made yellow by the addition of turmeric.  Mustard’s hot and spicy flavor complements many dishes such as fish, meats, and sauces.  It is a common ingredient in pickles, chutneys, and dressings.

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      Myrtle Leaf ~ Certified Organic

      “Myrtus communis”

      Sacred to Aphrodite, one of the four sacred plants of Sukkot, and associated with Beltane, Myrtle has a long history of both religious and culinary use. With a spicy aromatic flavor, similar to allspice with a hint of menthol, use as you would Bay Leaves. For those of you that enjoy grilling, and actually take the time to build a fire, try sprinkling the leaves over the coals as you cook and allow the smoke to flavor your food. Popular in the Middle East and Mediterranean, they are now available for your culinary enjoyment.

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      New England Marinade

      This wonderful combination of herbs and spice is perfect for the BBQ or slow cooking. It is also recommended for beef, pork, game meats and poultry.

       

      Contains: Paprika, Sea Salt, Mustard Seed, Black Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Oregano, Thyme & Parsley.

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      New Mexico Chiles

      2,000 to 10,000 Scoville Units

      Possessing a sweet, earthy flavor, the New Mexican Chile is most often used to make many of the classic New Mexican red sauces such as Chile Colorado.  Try adding it to stews, sauces, dry rubs, and marinades.  Related to the Anaheim chile but typically is a bit hotter.

      $5.50

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      Nigella ~ Certified Organic

      “Nigella sativa”

      Also called blackseed, black caraway, or black onion seed. Dry roasted nigella seeds flavor curries, vegetables and pulses. The black seeds taste like oregano and have a bitterness to them like mustard-seeds. It can be used as a “pepper” in recipes with vegetables, salads and poultry.

      $4.75

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      Northwoods Meat Rub

      This signature blend of smokey, earthy and aromatic flavors is a must have for enhancing  the flavor of your favorite cut of beef. It is also recommended for pork, game meats and chicken.

       

      Contains: Black Pepper, Smoked Salt, Garlic, Onion, Coriander, Coffee, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage and Paprika

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      Nutmeg Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Myristica fragrans”

      Nutmeg is the hard brown seed from the nutmeg tree and has a warm, spicy sweet flavor. Nutmeg is used in Indian cuisine in both sweet and savory dishes, featured in cheese sauces, and is a traditional ingredient in mulled wine and cider.

      $7.50

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      Nutmeg, Whole ~ Certified Organic

      “Myristica fragrans”

      Nutmeg is the hard brown seed from the nutmeg tree and has a warm, spicy sweet flavor. Nutmeg is used in Indian cuisine in both sweet and savory dishes, features in cheese sauces, and is a traditional ingredient in mulled wine and cider.

      $6.75

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      Onion Granules ~ Certified Organic

      “Allium cepa”

      Onion is an excellent addition to many dishes. The granules have the benefit of the flavor without the tears.  It is one of the most widely used seasonings in cuisines around the world and pairs well with garlic, meats, and most vegetables.

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      Orange Peel ~ Certified Organic

      “Citrus sinensis”

      Orange peel is derived from the outer skin of the sweet orange and can be strongly flavored.  It is commonly used in teas, mulling spices, marinades, and both sweet and savory dishes.  Try adding to rice while it is cooking for a delicious change.

      $4.50

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      Oregano Leaf ~ Certified Organic

      “Origanum vulgare”

      Oregano’s flavor is aromatic, warm and slightly bitter. Oregano is one of the most widely used herbs in the world.  Essential to Greek and Italian cuisine, it pairs well with tomatoes, lemons, olives, and highly spiced foods.

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      Oregano, Mexican

      “Lippia graveolens”

      An aromatic shrub that is closely related to Verbena, Mexican Oregano is similar to its Greek cousin, but has been described as having a sharp bite with a subtle sweetness and hints of citrus.  It is often used to flavor pork, fish, beans, soups, salsas, and tomato based sauces.

      $3.50

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      Panch Phoron ~ Certified Organic

      Also known as Bengali Five-Spice, this blend is indispensible for creating many Indian Dals and vegetarian dishes. Normally the mixture is fried in oil or ghee until the seeds begin to pop, then additional ingredients are added.

      Contains: Fenugreek Seed, Brown Mustard Seed, Nigella Seed, Cumin Seed, and Fennel Seed.

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      Paprika Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Capsicum annuum”

      Paprika is a spice made from the grinding of dried sweet red bell peppers. The color varies from bright orange-red to deep red, depending on the peppers used.  It is used to both flavor and color dishes, and is essential to many European sausages and goulash.

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      Paprika Powder, Smoked Hot

      “Capsicum annuum”

      Pimenton peppers are slowly dried in oak-fired ovens resulting in this smoky and slightly hot paprika.  It will makes a nice addition to your culinary arsenal and is sure to add depth and great flavor to everything from deviled eggs and soups to Paella.

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      Paprika Powder, Smoked Sweet

      “Capsicum annuum”

      Slowly dried over oak fires, the sweet bell peppers take on smoky overtones before being ground.  Indispensable in making Chorizo and Paella, it will add new depth to simple dishes from Roasted Chicken to Deviled Eggs.

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      Parsley Leaf ~ Certified Organic

      “Petroselinum neapolitanum”

      Parsley was cultivated as early as the third century B.C.  It is often used for sauces such as the famous German Green Sauce. Parsley is an essential ingredient in Chimichurri and is commonly used as a light flavored garnish for soups, sauces, and pasta.

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      Pasilla Negro Chile Powder

      1,000 ~ 2,000 Scoville Units

      This chile has a rich earthiness with hints of bitter chocolate and fruit.  Combined with Ancho and Mulato, it forms the Holy Trinity of chiles used to make moles.

      $5.00

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      Pasilla Negro Chiles - Whole

      1,000 to 2,500 Scoville Units

      With a deep black color and raisin-like aroma, the Pasilla, along with the  Ancho and Mulato, form the “Holy Trinity” of chiles used to make moles.  With hints of bitter chocolate and berries, it is excellent in sauces and with seafood.

      $5.50

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      Pepper, Cubeb ~ Certified Organic

      “Piper cubeba”

      Also known as Tailed Pepper or Java Pepper, Cubeb was one of the valued spices during the Middle Ages. It was used as a cheaper alternative to black pepper. The flavor is peppery and slightly bitter with a slight hint of nutmeg. It appears in African and Indonesian cuisine and is occasionally an ingredient in Ras el Hanout.

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      Pepper, Long ~ Certified Organic

      “Piper longum”

      A close relative of the black pepper plant, with a similar, though generally hotter, taste. The flavor is deep and complex;  an earthy pungency, a hint of cardamom and nutmeg and the spicy heat of chile. The long peppers look like tiny cattails and once ground, roasted or simply snapped in two, they release an incredible floral bouquet.

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      Pepper, Sichuan ~ Certified Organic

      “Xanthoxylum peperitum”

      Also spelled Szechuan, these are actually the dried berries from the Chinese Prickly Ash bush. Sichuan pepper has a unique aroma and flavor that is not hot or pungent like black or white pepper, or chile peppers, but has slight lemony overtones and creates a tingly numbness in the mouth.  Essential to Chinese and Japanese cuisine.

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      Peppercorns, Black ~ Certified Organic

      “Piper nigrum”

      Black pepper is produced from the unripe berries of the pepper plant. The berries are cooked briefly in hot water, to clean and prepare them for drying. They are then dried in the sun or by machine for several days, during which the fruit around the seed shrinks and darkens into a thin, wrinkled black layer.

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      Peppercorns, Black, Smoked ~ Certified Organic

      “Piper nigrum”

      The unripe berries of the pepper plant are briefly washed in hot water and then dried for several days before being carefully smoked to perfection.  Try in place of regular pepper to add depth and a unique flavor your favorite foods.  Excellent on meats and in cheese dishes.

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      Peppercorns, Green ~ Certified Organic

      “Piper nigrum”

      Green peppercorns, like black peppercorns, are made from the unripe berries.  However, they are freeze-dried rather than being dried in the sun.  They are a bit milder and more aromatic than black pepper with a slight note of cloves.  They easily add elegance and sophistication to even a simple dish.

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      Peppercorns, Pink ~ Certified Organic

      “Schinus terebinthifolius”

      Also known as Christmas berry, the pink peppercorn is actually the dried, ripe berries of the Baies Rose plant.  They have a sweet, fruity, and mild taste, are very aromatic, and yet are not pungent. They complement pork, poultry, wine and cream sauces, seafood, and vegetables. They are also used in desserts and ice cream.

      $6.00

    • Peppercorns, Quatre Pepper Blend

      A lively mix of smoked black peppercorns, white peppercorn, green peppercorn and the rare pink “Christmas Berry”.

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      Peppercorns, Tri-color Blend ~ Certified Organic

      “Piper nigrum”

      A savory and flavorful mix of black, white, and green peppercorns.  This blend will add a depth of flavor as well as mild heat to all your dishes.  Excellent on grilled meats and fresh vegetables.

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      Peppercorns, White ~ Certified Organic

      “Piper nigrum”

      White pepper is the seed of the pepper plant. This is usually accomplished by soaking fully ripe berries in water for about a week, during which the flesh of the fruit softens and decomposes. Rubbing then removes what remains, and the naked seed is dried.  White Pepper has a rich, at times wine-like hot flavor that pairs well with strong meats and stews.

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      Peppermint Leaf ~ Certified Organic

      “Mentha piperita”

      A hybrid of Spearmint and Watermint, Peppermint has a high menthol content and is added to drinks and fruit dishes as a garnish. It is used for  seasoning jams, jellies, salads, soups, stews, purees, and sauces as well as gravies, and makes an excellent tea.

      Precautions: None known.

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      Persian Blend (Advieh) ~ Certified Organic

      Our Persian Blend is a perfect combination of mystery and decadence. The floral notes linger in the background and tempt your senses. An outstanding addition to poultry, delicate seafood, couscous and rice.

      Contains: Cassia Cinnamon, Green Cardamom, Cumin, and Red Rose Petals.

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      Peruvian Pink Salt (Close out)

      Harvested from terraced salt flats in the foothills of Peru, the crystals have a high moisture content and a light pink color.  Peruvian Pink has a strong flavor and is a great seasoning salt for grilled meats and fish.

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      Pickling Spices ~ Certified Organic

      Pickling Spices are an essential ingredient if you are considering making corned beef, chutneys, pickled fruits and vegetables, or spiced vinegar. For most uses, the spices should be tied into a muslin bag.

      Contains: Yellow Mustard Seed, Black Pepper, Allspice, Cloves, Coriander Seed, Dill Seed, Chile Pepper, Cassia Cinnamon, Ginger, Bay Leaves, and Mace.

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      Poppy Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Papaver somniferum”

      Poppy seeds have a mild sweetish aroma which is brought out by roasting or baking. They are used in everything from baking to curries and chutneys.

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      Poultry Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      A traditional blend that enhances the natural flavors of all poultry and stuffings, it makes a  great addition to marinades and gravies and will add depth to egg dishes.

      Contains: Thyme, Sage, Marjoram, Rosemary, Winter Savory, and Black Pepper.

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      Pumpkin Pie Spice ~ Certified Organic

      Our Pumpkin Pie Spice is a subtle blend of traditional flavors with a touch of sophistication. A rich well balanced medley that is sure to accent everything from your favorite pies to pancakes and soups.

      Contains: Ginger, Saigon Cinnamon, Cassia Cinamon, Clove, Nutmeg, and Cardamom.

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      Puya Chiles

      5,000 to 15,000 Scoville Units

      Also known as a Pulla, it has a light fruity flavor with a hint of licorice.  Similar to a Guajillo, it has a more intense pungent heat.  Use in stews, sauces, marinades, and rubs.

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      Ras el Hanout

      Essential to Moroccan cuisine, Ras el Hanout translates as “Top of the Shop” and rarely contains less than 12 ingredients and may have as many as a hundred.  It has a flavor that can be difficult to describe yet suggests many things. It is used to season tagines, rice, couscous, and pairs especially well with lamb and poultry.

      Contains: Cassia Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Rose Petals, White Pepper, Mace, Turmeric, Ginger, Long Pepper, Fenugreek, Black & Green Cardamom, Nigella, Galangal, Mustard Seed, Grains of Paradise, Allspice, Sichuan Pepper, Cloves, Anise Seed, Ajwain, Chiles, Lavender, and Bay Leaf.

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      Raspberry Sugar

      With its bright, beautiful color and taste of summer flavor, our raspberry sugar is a perfect topping for desserts, appetizers, salads, or for rimming cocktail glasses.

       

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      Red Clover Blossoms ~ Certified Organic

      “Trifolium pratense”

      May reduce the effects of PMS and menopause.  Used topically it assists in the healing of skin conditions as well as wounds.

      Precautions: Should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.  Avoid using if taking blood thinning medication.

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      Rose Petals, Red ~ Certified Organic

      “Rosa centifolia”

      The flavor is reminiscent of strawberries and green apples. Sweet, with subtle undertones ranging from fruit to mint to spice. Petals can be sprinkled on desserts or salads or freeze them in ice cubes and float them in drinks. They are also used in syrups, jellies, butters and sweet spreads, as well as Arabic and Indian cuisine.

      Precautions: Avoid taking rose oil internally if you suffer from gallstones.

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      Rosehips ~ Certified Organic

      “Rosa Canina”

      Rosehips are the fruit of the rose plant. They are commonly used as an herbal tea, often blended with hibiscus and as an infused oil. They are also used to make jam, jelly, marmalade and wine. Rhodomel, a type of mead, is made with rose hips.

      Precautions: None known.

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      Rosemary ~ Certified Organic

      “Rosmarinus officinalis”

      The flat, pointy, needle-like leaves of the Rosemary plant are dark green on the top and a silvery white on the underside and are often used to flavor soups, sauces, chicken, lamb, and pork as well as root vegetables. They have a spicy pine aroma and flavor with a bitter, astringent taste.

      $4.00

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      Rosemary's Italian Blend ~ Certified Organic

      Perfect for adding an Italian flair to your cooking, Rosemary’s Blend is onobtrusive yet contributes necessary Italian flavors. Great in tomato sauces, on poultry, or seasoned potatoes and vegetables.

      Contains: Oregano, Basil, Thyme, and Rosemary.

      from $5.25

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      Rusty's Rib Rub ~ Certified Organic

      Mix Rusty’s Blend in a 4 to 1 ratio of blend to brown sugar and cover your favorite piece of the “Other White Meat”. Slow cook in your smoker or grill until you can’t take it anymore. Enjoy. Lick your fingers…again.

      Contains: Garlic, Paprika, Onion, Ancho Chile, Sea Salt, Coriander, Black Pepper, Lemon Peel, White Pepper, Mustard, Celery Seed, and Cayenne.

      from $5.75

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      Saffron, Persian

      “Crocus sativus”

      This is Grade A1 Sargol Saffron.  Sargol contains only the stigmas of the Crocus and none of the style or thread.  The style has no culinary value as all of the coloring and flavor is concentrated in the stigma.  Saffron is water soluble and should be “steeped” prior to adding it as an ingredient.

      $14.25

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      Sage Leaf ~ Certified Organic

      “Salvia officinalis”

      Sage is considered to have a slight peppery flavor. In Western cooking, it is used for flavoring fatty meats, cheeses, and some drinks. In the United States and Britain, sage is used with onion for poultry or pork stuffing and also in sauces. Germans often use it in sausage dishes and it is also common in Italian cooking.

      $4.50

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      Sage Leaf, Ground ~ Certified Organic

      “Salvia officinalis”

      Sage is considered to have a slight peppery flavor. In Western cooking, it is used for flavoring fatty meats, cheeses, and some drinks. In the United States and Britain, sage is used with onion for poultry or pork stuffing and also in sauces. Germans often use it in sausage dishes and it is also common in Italian cooking.

      $4.25

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      Salish ~ Alder Smoked Salt

      Pacific Sea salt cool-smoked over red alder wood. Salish gives food a delicious smoke flavor both on and off the grill. Excellent on salmon, red meats, potatoes, and in cream sauces or try adding to chowder.

      from $6.00

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      Savory, Winter ~ Certified Organic

      “Satureja montana”

      Winter savory goes very well with both beans and meats, very often lighter meats such as chicken or turkey, and can be used in stuffing. It has a strong peppery, spicy flavor while uncooked but loses much of its flavor under prolonged cooking.

      Precautions: Should not be used in medicinal dosages while pregnant.

      $4.00

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      Saw Palmetto Berry ~ Certified Organic

      “Serenoa repen”

      Reputed to be effective for treating prostate infections as well as combating hair loss.

      Precautions: None known.

      $0.00

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      Seafood Lovers Gift Package

      From the East Coast to the West Coast Seafood is a staple in many household. This wonderful gift will provide the delicate seasonings to add some flair to your meals.

      Casco Bay Seasoning, Fair Winds Fish Seasoning, Merrymeeting Bay Seasoning and Seven Sea Seasoning

      $26.00

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      Sel Gris ~ Gray Salt

      From salt ponds in Guérande France, this exceptional salt is harvested using traditional Celtic Methods.  The beuatiful gray color is imparted by the clay lining the ponds which also imparts flavor and minerals to the salt.

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      Senor Pistole's Mild Chili Seasoning

      A rich blend of several chiles, this is sure to add both great flavor and depth to your favorite chili without melting your face. May also be used with both fajitas and tacos.

      Contains: Ancho Chile, Smoked Serrano Chile, Guajillo Chile, Pasilla Negro Chile, Cumin, Garlic, Oregano, Cocoa, True Cinnamon, and Chipotle Chile.

      from $5.75

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      Sesame Seeds, Black ~ Certified Organic

      “Sesamum indicum”

      Sesame seeds are one of the first recorded seasonings. They have a nutty, sweet aroma with a milk-like, buttery taste. The famous phrase, “Open sesame,” reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.  Sesame seeds are essential to the cuisines of much of Asia and the Middle east.  The black seeds provide a striking contrast when used as a garnish on rice.

      from $4.75

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      Sesame Seeds, White ~ Certified Organic

      “Sesamum indicum”

      Sesame seeds are one of the first recorded seasonings. They have a nutty, sweet aroma with a milk-like, buttery taste. The famous phrase, “Open sesame,” reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.  Sesame seeds are essential to the cuisines of much of Asia and the Middle east.

      from $4.50

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      Seven Seas Seasoning

      A tangy blend with a mild bite, Seven Seas pairs well with seafood, poultry, pork, and vegetables, or try sprinkled on rice or even popcorn.

      Contains: Mustard Seed, Lime Peel, Aleppo Pepper, Cassia Cinnamon, Garlic, Sea Salt, Allspice, and Onion.

      from $6.00

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      Shichimi Togarishi ~ Certified Organic

      Roughly translated, this is Japanese for “Seven Spice Chile Pepper”. A fragrant combination that varies by region, 7-Spice is used to add both heat and flavor to many dishes such as soba noodles, udon, beef tataki, rice, and Yakitori. This has very mild heat.

      Contains: Chile Powder, Orange Peel, White Sesame Seed, Poppy Seed, Black Sesame Seed, Sichuan Pepper, and Nori.

      from $7.25

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      Shiretown Herbes ~ Certified Organic

      Seeing as the County Seat for Lincoln County used to be right down the road, we thought this would be a fitting tribute to our governmental forefathers.  Plus the name just sounds cool.  Use this blend with extra virgin olive oil for dipping or marinating, add to burgers or meatloaf, or try as a seasoning for roasted or sauteed vegetables.

      Contains: Thyme, Sage, Oregano, Parsley, Spearmint, and Marjoram

      from $5.25

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      Sichuan Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      The unique flavor and tingly numbness of the Sichuan peppercorns combine with the flavors of the Spice Trail to create a blend that perfectly complements chicken, duck, pork, and seafood. Use as a dry rub or as seasoning for a stir fry.

      Contains: Sichuan Pepper, Ginger, Onion, Garlic, Nutmeg, Star Anise, Cloves, and Cassia Cinnamon.

      from $6.00

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      Silk Road Mulling Spices ~ Certified Organic

      A delicious blend of flavors that will transform your cider or red wine into a truly warming drink.  The Silk Road (it was actually many) was the trade route between China, India, Persia, and the Mediterranean, and was responsible for the distribution not only of silk, but also of knowledge, culture, and of course Spices.  It seemed appropriate to name our Mulling Spices after this well traveled path as the ingredients come from many differnet and far flung places.  Use 1-2 tablespoons per 1/2 gallon of cider or wine.

      Contains: Crystallized Ginger, Cassia Cinnamon, Lemon Peel, Green Cardamom, Orange Peel, Cloves, Allspice, Black Pepper, and Tahitian Vanilla.

      from $8.00

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