Garlic…Oh Heavenly Garlic…

Garlic…Oh Heavenly Garlic…

One of the most ubiquitous spices in the world. We use it on or in just about everything and when cooking with fresh garlic, its oh-so-familiar smell ends up hanging around on our hands as well. (Quick tip- after working with fresh garlic, rub your hands on a stainless steel faucet or appliance door handle, instantly neutralizing most garlic, onion, and fishy odors). Read more about Garlic…Oh Heavenly Garlic…

Cooking Spicy Sweet With Mango Habanero Sugar

Cooking Spicy-Sweet with Mango Habanero Sugar

Sunset and Palm Trees in ParadiseMango Habanero Sugar makes dishes spicy-sweet!

We can probably all agree that visions of warm sandy beaches, azure seas, and tropical-flavored-anything, are hot on our minds during the cold days of winter. However, the reality may be anything but. Mango Habanero Sugar brings a tropical heatwave of flavor to many everyday dishes. Adding 1-2 tsp Mango Habanero Sugar into pancake or waffle batter, oatmeal, or even on top of your morning grapefruit, will help bring that island vibe. Read more about Cooking Spicy-Sweet with Mango Habanero Sugar

The Art of Making Gougères

The Art of Making Gougères

French cheese puffs (gougères); what’s not to like? These tasty little pastries are a party favorite for a lot of reasons. First, they can be made-ahead and kept in the freezer until you’re ready to party. They’re also versatile and you can make them with just about any soft or fast melting cheese. But mostly, if you think of these as little bite size cheese snacks that can be made to go with sweet or savory fillings, then you’ve got yourself an endless line up of party snacks that will get you through any holiday season. Read more about The Art of Making Gougères

Chef Stefans Thanksgiving Tips and Ideas

Chef Stefan’s Thanksgiving Tips & Ideas

Chef Stefan prepares us for the holiday season with Thanksgiving tips and ideas!

For a Flavorful Turkey

Homemade stock reduction with butter for basting. If you are a baster, then how about arming yourself with an intense flavor packed basting liquid?

Try: In a saucepan, combine 4 cups of vegetable stock, 8 Tbs. of butter and a complimenting Spice Blend, such as Herb Turkey Rub, English Roast Rub, or Lamb & Pork Seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until your basting liquid has reduced by at least half. This will intensify the flavors. As you baste, the liquid will combine with your bird’s drippings and add additional flavor. Read more about Chef Stefan’s Thanksgiving Tips & Ideas

Quick Pickling for the Holidays

Quick Pickling for the Holidays

Quick pickling is a handy little trick to have up your sleeve, especially when vegetables are abundant or rich and spiced foods are on the menu. It’s fast (sometimes as quick as 15 minutes) and if you have a few of The Spice & Tea Exchange®’s most popular blends on hand, you can create a variety of pickling liquids to match just about any meal you’re serving up. Read more about Quick Pickling for the Holidays

Thanksgiving Turkey – as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Thanksgiving Turkey – as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Your Thanksgiving turkey can be as easy as 1,2,3…just clean, rub, and bake!

Whether you’re brining your turkey, or simply baking, we have flavorful blends that take the hassle out of turkey prep and deliver plenty of flavor—giving you more time to spend with your family Thanksgiving day. Read more about Thanksgiving Turkey – as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Fall Togarashi Inspiration

Fall Togarashi Inspiration

Togarashi Pronunciation: toh-guh-RAH-schee

We get a multitude of questions every week asking about our products and their flavorful uses. Many of our blends and rubs are all-purpose seasonings that can be used in a variety of ways. Our Togarashi Pepper Spice Blend is quite the chameleon of spice blends, serving purpose in both traditional and Asian-inspired dishes. Its flavor profile has recently emerged as a trending flavor around the world…but it isn’t new to the culinary scene. Read more about Fall Togarashi Inspiration

Pumpkin Pepitas – Capturing Fall Flavors

Pumpkin Pepitas – Capturing Fall Flavors

Capturing the Flavor of Fall 
As soon as summer ends, it seems like the air is instantly filled with smell of pumpkin pie. It’s warm and inviting; it feels like home. Being at home and back in the kitchen after summer vacation is a good thing! Especially when Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend is in your pantry. It’s a tasty little blend that, yes – works for pumpkin pies, cakes, and cookies – but is also a great seasoning base for a lot of other cooking and baking applications. Read more about Pumpkin Pepitas – Capturing Fall Flavors

Fall Flavors for Coffee & Tea

Fall Flavors for Coffee & Tea

Want to add some rich fall flavor to your coffee or tea– without the added syrups you’ll get at large coffee chains? If you’re looking for an alternative to the annual “pumpkin spice” beverages, and want to create your own at home, The Spice & Tea Exchange® is the perfect place to shop for fall flavor! Below are a few recommendations to get you started on your own fall concoction.

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Perfectly Paired – Exploring Vintner’s Spice Blend

Perfectly Paired – Exploring Vintner’s Spice Blend

Vintner’s Spice Blend is a great choice when wine is as important as the food being served! In fact, we created this blend to help food pair better with wine─ especially red wine, heartier aromatic whites (such as Gewürztraminer or Viognier), and oaky new world Chardonnays. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you simply enjoy wine, this blend is worth a try! Read more about Perfectly Paired – Exploring Vintner’s Spice Blend

Herb Sesame Hot Sauce

Herb Sesame Hot Sauce

Who doesn’t love a great hot sauce? With so many flavor options available, if you’re a fan you’ll end up with a pantry full of them. We prefer to keep things simple and whip up a batch of seasoned hot sauce whenever we need it. This master recipe is easily adjusted to match whatever you’re cooking up!  Read more about Herb Sesame Hot Sauce

Mexican Rice Salad with Adobo Shrimp

Mexican Rice Salad & Adobo Shrimp

Simplicity. We crave it in the kitchen and there are some blends in the The Spice & Tea Exchange® pantry that make cooking so easy. The Spice & Tea Exchange® Adobo Spice Blend is one of those blends! It’s what gives Mexican flavor to this simple rice salad, and is the star ingredient in the incredibly versatile Adobo dressing below. Read more about Mexican Rice Salad & Adobo Shrimp

Talking Togarashi Spice Blend

Talking Togarashi Pepper Spice Blend

How to use this Japanese All-Purpose Seasoning Like a Pro:

Ask any professional cook what they use to make flavors pop and they’ll almost always answer “salt.” Ask a Japanese cook how to give that same kind of kick to foods that might be fried, or grilled, or mixed in with noodles and broths, and chances are they’ll say, “togarashi.” Read more about Talking Togarashi Pepper Spice Blend