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      Adobo Seco ~ Certified Organic

      Adobo Seco meaning , “Adobo Dry” comes from the food culture of the Caribbean Islands. This seasoning salt is sprinkled or rubbed liberally on meats, fish or poultry before cooking.

       

      Sea Salt, Annatto, Onion, Oregano, Pepper, Cumin, Cilantro, Coriander, Paprika, Chile, Turmeric, Orange, Lemon, Lime.

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      Attila's Imperial Rub ~ Certified Organic

      Some of you may recall that Attila was our Tamworth Hog, not the leader of the Huns.  And while not a barbarian, he often ate like one.  This, a tribute to him, is an excellent rub for pork, beef, poultry or even strong fish. Try a balsamic glaze at the end of roasting.

      Contains: Fennel Seed, Rosemary, Paprika, Coriander Seed, Black Peppercorns, Allspice, Thyme, Sage, Sea Salt, and Chiles.

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      Bezar Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      Bezar is a blend of spices that varies from area to area throughout Arabia.  Our version is a flavorful collaboration that goes equally well with poultry, fish, beef, or lamb.  Bezar should not be a dominant flavor that stands out but rather one that accents and adds intrigue.

      Contains: Cumin, Fennel, Cassia Cinnamon, Turmeric, Coriander, Black Pepper, and Chile Peppers.

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      Blackening Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      To pan-blacken fish, chicken, pork, or beef, heat a heavy skillet over high heat. Brush your food with oil and thickly encrust it with Blackening Seasoning mixed with salt to taste. Pan fry for 1-2 minutes per side or until desired done-ness is reached.

      Contains: Paprika, Cayenne, Garlic, Black Pepper, White Pepper, Thyme, Jalapeno, Mustard, and Oregano.

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      Booda's Berbere ~ Certified Organic

      Berbere is used in traditional Ethiopian stews known as “wats”.  It also makes a delicious coating for meats and vegetables that are to be fried. For some…it may be warm.

      Contains: Paprika, Red Pepper, Cumin, Fenugreek, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Coriander, Ginger, Turmeric, Cassia Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves, and Ajwain.

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      Cardamom Pods, Green ~ Certified Organic

      “Elettaria cardomomum”

      Cardamom is the fruit of a tropical plant related to ginger.  It has a lemony, flowery aroma, and a fruity, bittersweet flavor.  Essential to the cuisine of India and the Middle East it is also a popular ingredient in Turkish or Arabic coffee and in Scandinavian-style cakes and pastries.

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      Cardamom Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Elettaria cardomomum”

      Cardamom is the fruit of a tropical plant related to ginger.  It has a lemony, flowery aroma, and a fruity, bittersweet flavor.  Essential to the cuisine of India and the Middle East it is also a popular ingredient in Turkish or Arabic coffee and in Scandinavian-style cakes and pastries. This is ground cardamom seeds.

      $7.50

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      Casco Bay Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      Based on a Northwest “Pot-Latch” seasoning, this is a delicious blend that perfectly accents strong fish such as Salmon, Mackerel, or Bluefish.  Excellent as well on beef, poultry, potatoes, and corn on the cob.

      Contains: Paprika, Black Pepper, Garlic, White Pepper, Cumin Seed, Sea Salt, Fennel Seed, Thyme, Onion, Celery Seed, and Cayenne.

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      Catnip ~ Certified Organic

      “Nepeta cataria”

      Catnip, as the name suggests, is the “herb” of choice among cats.  A tiny amount is usually sufficient to turn even the most sluggish of felines into a foolish kitten.  A member of the mint family it is frequently used in teas and is popular as a seasoning in sauces, soups, and stews.

      Precautions: Not recommended for use while pregnant.

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      Celery Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Apium graveolens”

      Celery Seed tastes similar to table celery, with its warm, slightly bitter, aromatic flavor.  It is used in the ethnic cuisines of Germany, Russia, and the orient.  Add to coleslaw, potato salad,  or sprinkle lightly on beef before grilling.

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      Chile Pepper Flakes ~ Certified Organic

      5,000 ~ 6,000 Scoville Units

      These are dried and crushed chiles including the membranes and seeds.  They are commonly used to add mild heat to many dishes.

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      Chile Powder, Medium Roast ~ Certified Organic

      Dried and roasted chiles.  This is pure Chile powder with nothing else added.  Makes a great base for your chili, tacos, or rubs. Very mild heat.

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      Chinese Five Spice ~ Certified Organic

      Five Spice is used throughout southern China and Vietnam to season roast meat and poultry.  Five-spice powder encompasses all five flavors – sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty. A little goes a long way. It is an excellent addition to marinades and is most famous for Five Spice Duck.

      Contains: Star Anise, Cloves, Cassia Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, and Black Pepper.

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      Chipotle Chile Powder ~ Certified Organic

      5,000 ~ 15,000 Scoville Units

      Made from red jalapeno peppers that have been wood-smoked, chipotle peppers are rich, smoky, and hot (but not searing).  Used extensively in Southwestern and Mexican cuisine it will add a warm depth to your favorite dishes.

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      Chives ~ Certified Organic

      “Allium schoenoprasum”

      Chives are one of the “fines herbes” of French cuisine, which also include tarragon, chervil and/or parsley.  Chives will add a subtle onion flavor and are great added to scrambled eggs and cottage cheese.

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      Cilantro ~ Certified Organic

      “Coriandrum sativum”

      An herb in the parsley family, cilantro refers to the flat green leaves and stems of the coriander plant. It has a lively, pungent aroma and a sharp parsley-citrus flavor.  It is used extensively in Thai, Indian, and Mexican cuisine and is excellent in salsas.

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      Cinnamon Powder, Cassia ~ Certified Organic

      “Cinnamomum aromaticum”

      Cassia is a close relative of both True and Saigon Cinnamon.  As with these species, the dried bark of the Cassia tree is used as a spice.  The most widely recognized form of cinnamon in the U. S., it has an oil content of approximately 1.6%.

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      Cinnamon Powder, Saigon ~ Certified Organic

      “Cinnamomum loureiroi”

      Also known as Vietnamese cinnamon, Saigon cinnamon typically has an oil content between 3 and 6 percent.  Generally, it is stronger and sweeter than Cassia cinnamon and therefore you may be able to reduce the amount called for in recipes.  Preferred by pastry chefs for adding that extra strong cinnamon flavor.  Delicious sprinkled on oranges or added to coffee.

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      Cinnamon Powder, True ~ Certified Organic

      “Cinnamomum zeylanicum”

      Also known as Ceylon cinnamon, it is made using only the thin inner bark, and has a finer, less dense, and more crumbly texture than either Cassia or Saigon Cinnamon. It is considered to be less strong than cassia and is the preferred cinnamon in Europe and Mexico. It has a low oil content and a delicate flavor with citrus and flowery overtones.

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      Cloves, Whole ~ Certified Organic

      “Syzygium aromaticum”

      Cloves have a sweet, somewhat penetrating flavor which is also rich and sultry.  Often used in desserts, cakes, pies, custards, and liqueurs, they also pair well with ham and are essential to many Indian dishes.

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      Coriander Seed Ground ~ Certified Organic

      “Coriandrum sativum”

      Coriander seeds are the fruit of the plant known in the U.S. as Cilantro. The seeds have a lemony citrus flavor when crushed, and have also been described as warm, nutty, spicy, and orange-flavored.  It is a common ingredient in curries, pickling spices, and various sweet and savory dishes.

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      Crazy Cats Creole Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      A classic American spice blend. This zesty combination that is great on steaks, seafood, chicken, and just about anything that you want to add a little kick to. A taste of Louisiana for those of us in the North.

      Contains: Paprika, Garlic, Onion, Basil, Black Pepper, Oregano, Thyme, White Pepper, and Cayenne.

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      Cumin Seed Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Cuminum cyminum”

      Cumin is an aromatic spice with a distinctive bitter flavor and strong, warm aroma due to its high oil content.  The aromatic, somewhat bitter flavor is essential to good chili and is an indispensable ingredient in Indian, Cuban, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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      Cumin Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Cuminum cyminum”

      Cumin is an aromatic spice with a distinctive bitter flavor and strong, warm aroma due to its high oil content.  The aromatic, somewhat bitter flavor is essential to good chili and is an indispensable ingredient in Indian, Cuban, Mexican, and Middle Eastern cuisine.

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      Curry Leaves ~ Certified Organic

      “Murraya koenigii”

      Curry leaves are highly aromatic and valued as a seasoning in South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisine.  However, they are not responsible for the distinctive taste of curry.

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      Curry Powder ~ Certified Organic

      The British developed curry powders in order to provide a ready-made spice mixture that was equivalent to the seasonings they had become accustomed to while in southern India. Curry powder is an excellent addition to scrambled eggs, dips, and sauces.

      Contains: Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Green Cardamom, Ginger, Mustard, Black Pepper, Cassia Cinnamon, Chile Pepper, and Cloves.

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      Dill Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Anethum graveolens”

      Dill seed has a flavor somewhat similar to caraway, but also resembling that of fresh or dried dill weed. It is commonly used as an ingredient in pickles, dressings, and sauces.

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      Dill Weed ~ Certified Organic

      “Anethum graveolens”

      Dill’s fern-like leaves are aromatic, and are used to flavor many foods, such as gravlax (cured salmon) and borscht . Dill weed and dill seed are widely used in Russian, German, Hungarian, Indian, and Scandinavian cooking, although in distinctly different ways.  Excellent in salads and scrambled eggs.

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      Epazote ~ Certified Organic

      “Chenopodium ambrosioides”

      Also known as Mexican tea or Pigweed, Epazote is native to Southern Mexico. It has a strong flavor that is similar to Oregano with a tang.  Like Cilantro it can be an acquired taste but is considered essential to many Mexican bean dishes and is believed to reduce intestinal gas.

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      Fair Winds Fish Seasoning ~ Certified Organic

      An herbal blend with a touch of citrus, Fair Winds will go well with most any fish or seafood. It is also a great seasoning for potatoes, pasta, and poultry, or try blending with sour cream or yogurt for a light dip.

      Contains: Dill Weed, Lemon Peel, Basil, Garlic, Oregano, Celery Seed, Onion, and Black Pepper.

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      Fennel Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Forniculum vulgare”

      Fennel has an anise-like flavor but is more aromatic, sweeter and less pungent.  Widely used in Indian and Italian cooking, fennel seed is also a key ingredient in Chinese Five Spice and Panch Phoron.  It marries well with tomatoes, sausage, and pork dishes.

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      Fenugreek Seed ~ Certified Organic

      “Trigonella foenum-graecum”

      The major use of fenugreek is in curry powders, chutneys and pickles.  Fenugreek has a smoky caramel like flavor when cooked, but a bitter aftertaste when eaten raw.  It is also used to make mapeline, which is the primary flavoring for artificial maple syrup.

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      Foghorn's Brining Blend ~ Certified Organic

      Foghorn Leghorn in a bucket of brine, with these fine spices and herbs.  What more needs to be said?  A prolonged soak in this blend will leave your poultry infused with a wonderful citrus and herb flavor.

      Contains: Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Black Pepper, Cassia Cinnamon, Crystallized Ginger, Coriander, Thyme, Rosemary, Allspice, and Bay Leaves.

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      Galangal Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Alpinia officinalis”

      Galangal, also known as Blue Ginger, has a perfume-like taste and a sharp spiciness. It is featured prominently in Asian and Indian cuisine and it combines well with both lemongrass and ginger.

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      Garam Masala ~ Certified Organic

      This is the principal spice blend of North Indian cooking. Garam Masla is generally used with restraint and is often used with lamb, chicken, rice, cous-cous, and Biryanis.

      Contains: Cumin, Cassia Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Green Cardamom, Coriander, Cloves, and Mace.

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      Ginger Root Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Zingiber officinale”

      Ginger has a slightly biting and hot taste. Its aroma is rich, sweet, warm, and woody. Ground ginger is predominantly used used in curries, sauces, rubs, and sweet dishes.

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      Ginger, Crystallized ~ Certified Organic

      “Zingiber officinale”

      Crystallized ginger is fresh ginger that has been slowly cooked in sugar water then rolled in coarse sugar to preserve it. It is commonly used in desserts, ice cream, brines, and mulling spices.

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      Harissa ~ Certified Organic

      Harissa hails from North Africa and is a fiery blend that is a staple of Tunisian cuisine.  Mix with Olive Oil and a little water to make a thick paste and use as a condiment, or unmixed as a seasoning for meats, stews, and couscous. Try blending with plain white yogurt and use as a dip or spread for sandwiches.

      Contains: Paprika, Sea Salt, Cumin Seed, Smoked Paprika, Garlic, Cassia Cinnamon, Chile Peppers, Caraway Seed, Coriander Seed, Lemon Peel, Spearmint, and Bird’s Eye Chiles.

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      Hawaij ~ Certified Organic

      Essential to the cuisine of Yemen and popular in Israel, it is used as a rub prior to grilling meats, vegetables, and seafood.  Also used to season stews, sauces, curries, and rice.

      Contains: Black Peppercorns, Cumin Seed, Turmeric, Coriander Seed, Green Cardamom, Cloves

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      Herbs 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.

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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.

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      Khmeli Suneli ~ Certified Organic

      From the Republic of Georgia comes this savory blend of herbs.  While it makes a delicious rub for meats and seafood, it truly shines in bean dishes and in Kharcho, a traditional Georgian soup made with walnuts, dried fruit and beef or lamb.

      Contains: Coriander Seed, Basil, Dill, Winter Savory, Fenugreek, Mustard, Parsley, Spearmint, Calendula, and Bay Leaves.

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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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      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.

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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.

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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.

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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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, 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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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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      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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      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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      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.

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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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      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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      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.

      $4.50

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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.

      $4.75

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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.

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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.

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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.

      $5.00

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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.

      $5.00

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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.

      $4.75

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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      Spearmint Leaves - Certified Organic

      “Mentha spicata”

      Spearmint has a mild, sweet fragrance and aroma, a little milder than peppermint. The leaves are used to flavor mint jelly, sauces, salads, soups, stews, curries, rice, meat, fish and vegetables dishes.  Spearmint is also an ingredient in several mixed drinks, such as the mojito and mint julep.

      Precautions: None known.

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      Sri Lankan Curry Powder ~ Certified Organic

      In Sri Lanka, spices are sometimes roasted to a deep brown before grinding.  This imparts a darker and deeper flavor to the curry. Sri Lankan is a mild curry that goes well with lamb, poultry, or seafood.

      Contains: Coriander Seed, Cumin Seed, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Curry Leaf, Cayenne, Green Cardamom, Cassia Cinnamon, and Cloves.

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      Tarragon Leaves ~ Certified Organic

      “Artemisia dracunculus”

      Tarragon has an aromatic property reminiscent of anise. It is commonly employed as a flavoring for vinegar and is used in pickles, relishes, prepared mustards, and sauces. Tarragon complements fish, meat, soups and stews, and pairs well with tomato and egg dishes.

      $5.00

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      Turmeric Root Powder ~ Certified Organic

      “Curcuma longa”

      Turmeric, essential to curry powders, is a member of the ginger family. It and has a light, musky flavor along with a brilliant golden orange color. It has been used for thousands of years to dye cloth and to add coloring to foods.

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      Vindaloo Masala ~ Certified Organic

      Vindaloo is native to the Indian Island of Goa. It is traditionally a fiery hot dish made with vinegar and pork but you may substitute the protein of your choice. The “heat” is up to you. This version is relatively mild. Add additional cayenne to liven things up.

      Contains: Cumin Seed, Coriander Seed, Cayenne, Brown Mustard Seed, Paprika, Garlic, Fenugreek, Cassia Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Green Cardamom, and Ginger.

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      Zeus's Zeasoning ~ Certified Organic

      A delicious blend with an Asian accent that works well with both seafood and poultry. Use as a dry rub on salmon, tuna, scallops, or shrimp, or in a marinade for chicken or duck.

      Contains: Orange Peel, Black Peppercorns, Coriander, Star Anise, Cumin Seed, Fennel Seed, and Sesame Seed.

      from $6.00

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