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5 Fun Things To Do With Your Food This Week

August 19

Having the kids start back up in school this week alleviates one less headache, but it doesn’t take away the extra stress of what to do with food. We have prepared 5 fun things to do with your food this week that are easy, fast and simple. It takes no time at all to have something new and exciting on the table for when everyone arrives home from their busy day. Sometimes less can be considered more and each of these 5 fun recipes calls for less than 5 ingredients.

 

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STEEP THE PERFECT CUP WITH THE NEW TSTE® TEA STEEPER APP

August 14

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aug. 14, 2014

CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel,
Corporate Marketing Coordinator, The Spice & Tea Exchange®
l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

 Steep the Perfect Cup with the New TSTE® Tea Steeper App

 Palm Harbor, FL The Spice & Tea Exchange® is pleased to announce the launch of the “TSTE® Tea Steeper;” the ultimate tea steeping app for mobile devices.  The app is currently available for free download in the Google Play and iTunes App stores.

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Blood Orange Gin Sparkler

August 8

It’s Tea O’Clock Somewhere! This weekend, give this fruity tea-infused mixture a try… It’s sure to get your taste buds tingling!

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Mango Green Tea Peach Cocktail

July 18

Mango Green Tea Peach Cocktail

Friday cocktail hour is finally here! Chill out with this refreshing green tea-inspired cocktail!

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Blackberry Salted Caramel Brownies

July 5

Blackberries mingle with warm gooey brownie and TSTE® Chocolate Sea Salt to make a divine dessert. Lightly dusted with TSTE® Salted Caramel Sugar, these brownies are a decadent summer treat.

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Crisp Coastal Salad

July 3

Enthrall your senses with the spicy-cool sensations of TSTE® Coastal Blend combined with a kick of TSTE® Habanero Sugar. This fresh shrimp salad features crisp spring greens, accentuated by garden vegetables and topped off with a spicy, yet smooth vinaigrette. 

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Mint Tea Infused Ice Cream

July 1

 “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!” :-D

Creating your own ice cream is actually easier than you may have ever thought. Celebrating National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day, we thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe infused with our favorite teas and sugars. Simply taking a base of vanilla ice cream, we added a concentrate of our tea and topped it off with some flavored sugars.

It is a quick and easy dessert that will let your creativity run wild! Our creative flavor for National Creative Ice Cream Flavor day is Marrakesh Mint Green Tea ice cream topped with our Lemon and Strawberry Sugars. Check out how easy it really is to make your dream ice cream flavor come true!

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Perfect Chocolate Tart

June 28

This is a variation on my super-easy, fantastic looking fruit tart and the perfect chocolate fix the end of a summer cookout.  It’s easy, luscious and rich, and my go-to dessert when I want to impress. The dessert needs about 3 hours to set up at a cool room temperature, so plan ahead.  I like the flavor of the deep nutty flavor of TSTE® Bourbon Black Walnut Sugar in the pastry crust, but you can substitute the crazy delish new TSTE® Banana Split Sugar.  It’s the perfect summer match for the chocolate ganache.

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Loaded Corn on the Cob

June 26

Combine those early days of summer, a grill, dad and you’ve got some memorable meals in the making.  We used Mexican street food to inspire this over-the-top delicious spin on grilled corn on the cob.  Let dad pick his favorite barbecue blend and have at it.  You can substitute mayonnaise, or a combination of mayonnaise and Greek-style yogurt in place of the butter if you’re worried about the butter burning under the intense heat of the grill.

We stop with the addition of cheese, but your imagination is the limit.  Load these cobs up with as many toppings as you can manage (think roasted peppers, jalapenos, smoked lettuce, maybe even a scoop of chili!)  Messy?  It sure is, but the taste is oh, so worth it.  You can change up the flavors as often as you change your spice blends!

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The Perfect Rib Rub

June 24

Ribs are the best excuse to fire up the grill on a beautiful summer day. For the upcoming 4th of July celebration, Chef Donna shares what the best rubs are for smoky, hot/spicy and sweet ribs available at The Spice & Tea Exchange. Let your taste buds guide you to your desired flavor for the perfect summer festivities meal.

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Berbere Avocado

June 19

Today we are featuring a new blend that boasts a little bit of heat and a lot of flavor. This new The Spice & Tea Exchange® blend is exciting and worth some time exploring.  We find this Ethiopian blend works deliciously in rotation with your other “all-purpose” seasonings. You can use them where you would typically use salt and pepper to season foods. With Berbere, you get a solid hit of heat, and a robust complexity of flavors that love earthy vegetables, gamey meats and anything that’s got a bit of creaminess or tang to it.
Let us introduce you to BERBERE   :-D  

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Homemade Tortilla Chips

June 16

I always thought a tortilla chip had one purpose and that was to deliver salsa, or a delicious scoop of guacamole, to my mouth.  And usually, once the dip was in my mouth, I didn’t much care for the chip anymore.  That is, until I tried making my own tortilla chips. Fresh chips are delicious, flavorful, and as much a part of the taste experience, whatever your dip.  :lol:

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NEW LOCATION FOR NEWPORT SPICE STORE

June 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 13, 2014

CONTACT:
Libby Breivogel
The Spice & Tea Exchange®
l.breivogel@spiceandtea.com

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 NEW LOCATION FOR NEWPORT SPICE STORE

Newport, RI—The Spice & Tea Exchange® of Newport has moved to a new location on historic Thames Street. “Come In and Smell the Spices!®” and discover a delightful, interactive shopping experience. Read the rest of this entry »

Spiced Up S’mores!

June 12

Cherish the day and have fun creating gooey and delicious s’mores with everyone in the family!

 Today, we’ve posted a great idea that gets everyone involved. For the kids or grand-kids, we’ve included a few recipes that appeal to their sweet tooth; and for those who like things spicy, we’ve also suggested some options to make a s’more recipe with a bit of a kick!

 However you choose to spice it up, there’s something in these s’mores for everyone. So, gather the kids, and get started.

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Flash Chill Iced Tea

June 10

Don’t waste your time waiting for your iced tea to brew overnight! Flash Chill your tea in minutes
for a perfect ice-chilled glass…

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