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Allspice

 Country of Origin: Guatemala

Allspice is derived from the myrtle family (Pimento dioica) of shrubs and trees grown in the indigenous area of the Caribbean and Central America. Pimento was the Spanish name give to allspice, as they thought it was similar to peppercorns. Allspice is the familiar name used today as it has multiple flavours, closely to cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Allspice - ground

uses: allspice complements beef, pork, chicken, sausages, fish, cheese, pickles, stews fruit, cakes, biscuits or mix with orange juice. stir into fruit salads or stewed fruit in many Caribbean dishes for an authentic taste.

 

Allspice - whole

add to a pepper mill for a delightful alternative flavour. Also used in our cider/wine mix and pickling spice

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Anise Seeds

Country of Origin: Sryia

 

Anise seed is a plant from PIMPINELLA ANISUM, a plant in the parsley family. It is related to Caraway, Dill, Cumin, and Fennel. Anise seeds have a licorice like flavour. Anise seeds are native to Eastern Mediterranean, and is grown in Egypt, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey

 

USES: anise is used widely in pastries, such as cookies, cakes, breads, cheese, pickles, stews, fish and shellfish. Anise will suit sweet or savory dishes. Roasting whole Anise will enhance the flavour and anise is easy to grind. Anise makes a soothing tea and its oils are used in making liqueurs. .

ANISE SEEDS AVAILABLE IN ORGANIC 

 

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ANISE STAR

 

Country of Origin: China

 

Anise Star is the fruit of a small evergreen tree of the Magnolia family, native to southwest China. Anise Star is also grown in Japan and southeast Asia. Anise Star consist of approximately eight points with small pods in each section. Anise Star is similar to anise seeds, however with a stronger liquorice like flavour, which comes primary from anethole oil. Anise Star is picked before in can ripen and is dried.

Uses: ground anise star is the dominant spice in our Chinese 5 spice blend.  Anise Star is used to flavour both sweet and savory dishes. It is used in Asian dishes to flavour chicken and pork, liquers, soups, stews and teas. Try substituting with anise seeds only use 1/2 as much and pods on their own are a delightful treat.  ANISE STAR

Available ground or whole

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ANNATTO

 

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. SPECIAL REQUEST ONLY.

 

Annatto, sometimes called Roucou, is a derivative of the achiote trees IN THE tropical regions of the Americas, used to produce a red food coloring and also as a flavoUring. It  HAS scent THAT is slightly peppery with a hint of nutmeg and flavoUr IS slightly sweet and peppery.Annatto is produced from the reddish pulp which surrounds the seed of the achiote  It is used in many cheese (e.g., cheddar, red leicester, and brie), margarine, butter, rice, smoked fish and custard powder.

 

MINIMUM AMOUNT MAY APPLY

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ARROWROOT POWDER

ARROWROOT POWDER DERIVED FROM THE MARANTA ARUNDINACEA A TROPICAL PERENNIAL PLANT, NATIVE TO CENTRAL AMERICAN AND THE WEST INDIES. ARROWROOT HAS LONG BEEN USED IN MAKING CLEAR GLAZES FOR FRUIT PIES.

 USES: AS THICKENING AGENT FOR CLEAR SAUCES, GRAVIES, SOUPS STIR FRIES, & FRUIT PIES,

 DISSOLVE 2-3 TSP PER CUP.

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BARBEQUE SEASONING

Country of Origin: Canada - our own house blend

A blend of spices & herbs with brown sugar and a pinch of salt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BACON  FLAVOURED BITS

 

 

SPECIAL ORDER ONLY

USES: GARNISH, BAKED POTATOES, SALADS, PIZZAS, SOUPS & DIPS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BASIL

 

 

Country of origin: Egypt, USA 

 

Basil is a member of the mint family 

USES: Basil can be used in most tomato based recipes; spaghetti sauces, soups, stews. Also use with fish, chicken, eggs, rice dishes and with pizza. Make your own pesto, basil, garlic, cheese, and pine nuts.


For tomato soup, add a teaspoon of finely chopped basil 5 minutes before service for each portion of soup.

For tomato sauce for pasta or pizza, ADD1/4 cup for each two cups of tomatoes and simmer for the last 15 minutes before use.

ADD TO softened butter and a little stock to baste poultry while roasting.

Basil and garlic are very compatible flavoURS

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BAY LEAVES

 

Country of Origin: Turkey

The aromatic leaf from the evergreen bay laurel tree, native to the Mediterranean. 

USES: BAY LEAVES COMPLEMENT CASSEROLES, STEWS, SOUPS, SAUCES, SEAFOOD, STOCK, GRAVY, VEGATABLE DISHES. THE STRENGTH AND FLAVOUR OF BAY INCREASES WITH COOKING TIME. 

THE LEAVES ARE USED IN OUR BOUQUET GARNI, REMOVED BEFORE SERVING

ALSO AVAILABLE IN ORGANIC 

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BOUQUET GARNI

 

HERBS ADD TONS OF FLAVOUR TO FOOD WITHOUT USING BUTTER OR SALT, AND HERB BLENDS ARE THE EASY AND INEXPENSIVE WAY TO GET MANY FLAVOURS IN ONE JAR. BOUQUET GARNI IS A TRADITIONAL HERB BLEND FOR BAKED CHICKEN OR FISH, PORK, OR POT ROAST.

CRUMBLE AND SPRINKLE ½ TSP. PER POUND ON FISH OR CHICKEN BREAST BEFORE BAKING OR

RUB ONTO THE SURFACE OF ROAST BEFORE COOKING.

USES: TO FLAVOUR THE SOUPS, STEWS, SAUCES, OR ANY OTHER DISH WITHOUT ACTUALLY BEING LEFT IN. TIE IN A CHEESE CLOTH FOR EASY REMOVAL AT THE END OF COOKING.

A MIXED FROM: PARSLEY, CHIVES, THYME, AND BAY LEAVES.

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CAJUN SEASONING

 

   THIS IS OUR OWN HOUSE BLEND: A MIX OF PAPRIKA, GARLIC, MUSTARD, BASIL, THYME, BLACK & WHITE PEPPERS & CAYENNE.

USES: ON THE HOT SIDE- BASTE FOR FISH, CHICKEN & MEATS USE IN SAUCES, AND MARINADES & BLACKEN CHICKEN OR FISH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARAWAY

Country of Origin: Canada

Caraway Seed is a fruit of a biennial herb in the parsley family, known as Carum carvi. The seed is about 1/5inch long and tapered at the ends. The hard seed shells have five pale ridges.

CARAWAY SEEDS - GROUND

USES: CARAWAY COMPLEMENTS CABBAGE, POTATOES, ONIONS, CARROTS, COLESLAW, SAUERKRAUT, PORK, CHEESE, PICKLES, CAKES, BISCUITS, AND RYE BREAD. 

 CARAWAY SEEDS - WHOLE

 USES: CARAWAY COMPLEMENTS CABBAGE, POTATOES, ONIONS, CARROTS, COLESLAW, SAUERKRAUT, PORK, CHEESE, PICKLES, CAKES, BISCUITS, AND RYE BREAD. 

For enhanced flavor, lightly toast Caraway Seed before use in cheese dishes or potato salad.

CARAWAY SEED - WHOLE  IS AVAILABLE ORGANIC 

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CARDAMON

Country of Origin: Guatemala, India, Nicaragua

 Native to India, Cardamon seeds add extreme flavour to meats and vegetable dishes. Cardamon seeds can be used, whole, crushed or ground.

USES: CARDAMON COMPLEMENTS FISH, MEAT, CURRIES, RICE, FRUIT, PASTRIES, MERINGUE, CREAM YOGHURTS, PICKLES, LIQUEURS, COFFEE & USED IN AN INDIAN SPICE TEA.

CARDAMON GROUND HAS A STRONG FLAVOUR AND IS EASY TO USE   ESPECIALLY FOR BAKING OR TO ADD FLAVOUR TO COFFEE.

 

 

 USES: IMPORTANT INGREDIENT IN MEAT, CURRIES, RICE, VEGETABLE DISHES, FRUITS, PASTRIES, PICKLES, AND LIQUEURS, COFFEE & USED IN AN INDIAN SPICE TEA. 

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 CAYENNE

Country of Origin: India

Cayenne is a pure ground chilies. It adds a hot, fiery taste to dishes and should be used with caution.

Scoville heat units: 45,000 - 50,000

USES: USE IN INDIAN, THAI AND MEXICAN DISHES. ADD TO CHILI CON CARNE, SAUCES, STIRE FRIES, MEAT DISHES, DIPS & DRESSINGS, FOR AN EXTRA BITE. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 CELERY  

Modern celery was cultivated from wild celery in the seventeenth century, however was used for centuries.

USES: CELERY SEEDS SHOULD BE CRUSHED BEFORE USING OR TRY WHOLE SEEDS IN BREADS. SPRINKLE OVER CRACKERS, SALADS, SOUPS, SAUCES & STEWS.

CELERY SEEDS  GROUND

  USES: WITH PICKLING, VEGETABLES, SALAD DRESSINGS, BREADS, SOUPS, STEWS AND TOMATOES BASE RECIPES MIX WITH SALT TO MAKE CELERY SALT.

 CELERY SALT

 Celery salt is our own house blend of ground celery seeds and refined sea salt. Celery salt is traditionally used as a garnish in beverages. Add to a the rim of any glass. Can also be added to soups stew and pasta sauces.

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 CHERVIL FLAKES 

USES: CHERVIL FLAKES COMPLIMENTS SOUPS, SALADS, FISH DISHES, GREEN SAUCE, DECORATION OF COLD & WARN DISHES. ADD AT THE END OF COOKING. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 MEXICAN CHILI POWDER

Country Of Origin: USA

Ingredients: Chili, cumin. oregano, spices, garlic, salt.

However may also contain additional spices such as: cayenne, paprika, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, mace, nutmeg or turmeric.

Uses: used in many dishes such as barbeque sauce, dips, egg dishes, hamburger, meat loaf and to season chili con carne.

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 CHILI CRUSHED  

Country of Origin: China, India

Chili crushed is used in Mexican, Indian and South East Asia cookery. Chili crushed can be hot, used sparingly to taste.

Scoville heat units: +/- 39,000

Uses: crushed chili can be added for any topping, for an extra bite: such as cheese dishes, tomato based pastas, and especially pizzas.

 

 

 

 

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 CHILI PEPPERS WHOLE

Country of Origin: China, India, Mexico

Are from the capsicum family and are very hot. Whole chilies are used in curries and Mexican cooking.

 USES: HOME MADE SALSA. IN A POT BRING 2 CUPS OF WATER TO A BOIL, ADD 2 TOMATOES, 2 CHILI WHOLE, 2 GARLIC CLOVES & ¼ WHOLE ONION.

BOIL FOR 4 MINUTES OR UNTIL SOFT ADD SALT TO TASTE. REMOVE FROM STOVE & COOL POUR INTO BLENDER & PUREED. ENJOY! 

 

 

 

 

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CHINESE 5 SPICE

Country of Origin: Canada - our own house blend

Chinese 5 Spice is a blend of Anise Star, Fennel, Pepper, Clove, and Cinnamon

USES: SPRINKLE ONTO SPARE RIBS, ROAST PORK AND DUCK BEFORE COOKING OR MIX STIR FRIES, SWEET & SOUR SAUCES AND RICE DISHES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHIVES

Country of Origin: China, Taiwan

are a member of the onion family. Add to egg dishes, salads, soups or sauces. Add to the dish at the end of preparation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CIDER WINE MIX

Country of Origin: Canada - our own house blend

 DIRECTIONS: USE WITH CIDER, WINE, OR FRUIT JUICE FOR A NON-ALCOHOLIC OPTION.

MIX ¼ CUP OF MIX WITH 1 LITRE OF BEVERAGE INA LARGE POT. HEAT TO JUST BELOW BOILING POINT AND SIMMER FOR 15 MINUTES. STRAIN & ADD SUGAR IF DESIRE. ENJOY!

INGREDIENTS: ORANGE PEEL, CINNAMON, ALLSPICE, AND CLOVES. 

 

 

 

 

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CILANTRO

Country of Origin: USA

 CILANTRO IS THE LEAF OF CORIANDER PLANT. CILANTRO IS ONE OF THE MOST DISTINCTIVE FLAVOURS IN MEXICAN SALSAS, SOUPS, SALADS AND MOST OF MEXICAN FOOD.

 Uses: Cilantro compliments soups, stews, stir-fries, chicken, fish, curries, rice, and tomato sauces.c

USED IN ASIAN, ORIENTAL, MIDDLE EASTERN AND LATIN AMERICAN DISHES.  

 

 

 

 

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 CINNAMON

Country of origin: Indonesia 

Family : Lauraceae
Genus : Cinnamomum
Species : C. Burmannii
Binomial Name : Cinnamomum Burmannii
Synonyms : Padang Cassia, Indonesian Cinnamon,Korintje
Indonesian Name : Kayu Manis Padang

Cinnamon is the inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree of the Laurel Family. There are over 300 species within this genus.

Notable within this species is cinnamomum. Species under this genus is cinnamonmum burmannii, cinnamomum cassia, cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamomum aramaticum camphora and cinnomomum loureiroi

Two main varieties are cinnamomum cassia and cinnamomum zeylanicum

Cassia is one of the oldest of the spices, this is grown in Indonesia. This is the most abundant cinnamon in Canada and USA

The other variety cinnamomum zeylanican is native to Sri Lanka, although now grown in most hot tropical region. Both cinnamomum species contain many of the same components, but the bark and oils from cinnamomum cassia can be described as the coarser species of cinnamon.  

 

Cinnamon sticks are made from long pieces of bark, that are rolled, pressed and dried. Cinnamon aldehyde is the principal flavour giving oil.

 

CINNAMON GROUND

USES: BEVERAGES, CAKES, BREADS, MILK   PUDDINGS, MEAT AND GAME STEWS, VEGETABLES, APPLE DISHES, FRUIT DESERTS AND HOT MILLED IN MEXICO, IT IS DRUNK WITH COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE AND BREWED AS A TEA. CINNAMON IS USED IN OUR GARAM MASALA. CINNAMON SHOULD NOT BE ADDED TO BOILING WATER

CINNAMON STICKS

USES: ADDS FLAVOUR TO HOT DRINKS SUCH AS CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, MULLED WINE & / OR SPECIALTY DISHES AND DRINKS. ADD A FEW STICKS TO COFFEE OR TEA, STIR HOT CHOCOLATE DRINK, AND IS USED IN OUR CIDER / WINE BLEND.

 

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CLOVES

 

 Country of Origin: Indonesia, Madagascar

 

Cloves are the dried flower buds of a species of a evergreen tree, Myrtaceade.

 

AVAILABLE WHOLE OR GROUND. USED IN MEAT AND VEGETABLE DISHES, SOUPS, SAUCES, STEWED FRUIT, PASTRIES AND MULLED WINE. REMOVE WHOLE CLOVES FROM A DISH BEFORE SERVING.

 

CLOVES WHOLE

 

USES: CLOVES COMPLIMENT HAM, GINGERBREAD, ONIONS, RICE, APPLES, CAKES, BISCUITS, DESSERTS, MULLED WINE, CHINESE AND INDONESIAN DISHES. STUD ONIONS OR HAM WITH WHOLE CLOVES.

 

CLOVES GROUND

 

USES: FOR CAKES, COOKIES, DESSERTS, CAKES, APPLES, GINGERBREAD, MULLED WINE, CHINESE AND INDONESIAN DISHES. 

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  COLESLAW SEASONING

 

USES: SPRINKLE OVER COLESLAW OR ADD TO MAYONNAISE & SOUR CREAM FOR DIPPING SAUCE.

 

INGREDIENTS: DILL WEED, BASIL, POPPY SEEDS, CELERY SEED & PEPPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 CORIANDER

 

Country of Origin: Canada, USA

 

Coriander is an annual herb, Coriandrum sativum, in the family Apiaceae.

 

The dried seeds and the leaves are the most common part used in cooking.

 

Cilantro - leaves

 

Seeds - used whole or ground

 

CORIANDER - WHOLE

 

USES: CORIANDER COMPLEMENTS- PORK, CURRIES, MIDDLE EASTERN DISHES, VEGETABLES, STEWED FRUIT, CHUTNEY, PICKLES, CAKES, BISCUITS, LENTILS. USED FOR FLAVOURING GIN & IN PICKLING SAUCE

 

CORIANDER - GROUND

 

USES: CORIANDER COMPLEMENTS- PORK, CURRIES, MIDDLE EASTERN DISHES, VEGETABLES, STEWED FRUIT, CHUTNEY, PICKLES, CAKES, BISCUITS, LENTILS. USED IN INDIAN, MALAYSIAN AND INDONESIAN DISHES.

 

 

 

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CREAM OF TARTAR

 

 

CREAM OF TARTAR IS AN ACIDIC POWDER. & MIXED WITH BAKING SODA, MAKES BAKING POWDER. USES: TO STABILIZE AND INCREASE THE VOLUME OF BEATEN EGG WHITES. IS ALSO USED TO GIVE A CREAMIER TEXTURE TO CANDY AND FROSTING. 1TSP BAKING POWDER= 1/4 TSP BAKING SODA+ 1/2 TSP CREAM OF TARTAR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CUMIN

 

 

Country of Origin: Canada, China,

India, USA

 

Cumin is the seed of the herb,  Cumin is the dried seed of the herb Cuminum cyminum,

and is a member of the parsley family

 

USES CUMIN COMPLIMENTS- CHICKEN, LAMB, CHEESE, VEGETABLES, RICE, LENTILS, CURRIES, MEXICAN DISHES, TOMATO SAUCE, BREAD. CUMIN HAS AN AFFINITY WITH DRIED BEANS AND PULSES. CUMIN IS AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT IN CURRY POWDERS AND BLENDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CURRY MADRAS

 

 

Country of Origin: Canada - our own house blend

 

Our curry powder is a family recipe using only the finest spices and herbs from around the world.

 

Please note: There is no salt, garlic or fillers added............. enjoy.

 

Uses: baste for chicken, meats, fish, marinades, sauces, soups, rice and vegetable dishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DILL SEEDS

 

 

 

Country of Origin: India

 

Both Dill seed and Dill weed come from the same plant, and are not good substitutions for each other.

 

USES: PICKLING, MEATS, SEAFOOD, SOUPS, CHEESES, AND BREAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DILL WEED CALIFORNIA

 

Imported from the state of California

 

USES: DILL WEED COMPLEMENTS- CHICKEN, FISH, VEGETABLES, EGGS, MINCED MEAT, CHEESE, SALADS, SOUPS, & PICKLES. ALSO USE AS A GARNISH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FENNEL SEEDS

 

 

Country of Origin: Egypt, India

 

USES: FENNEL COMPLEMENTS- FISH, PORK, VEAL, POTATOES, RICE, EGGS, CHEESE, PICKLES, APPLES . BREADS, CURRIES & SAUSAGES CRUSH SEEDS TO RELEASE FLAVOUR OR TRY ROASTING BEFORE USING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FENUGREEK SEEDS

 

 

USES: THE SEEDS ARE VERY BITTER IN ITS RAW STATE AND SHOULD BE LIGHTLY ROASTED BEFORE USE. WHEN GROUNDED FENUGREEK IS THE DOMINATE SPICE IN CURRY ALSO USE IN BREAD, PICKLES & CHUTNEYS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FINE HERBS

 

 

Our own custom blend of premium herbs.

 

USES: OUR SPECIAL BLEND OF HERBS WILL GARNISH ANY EGG DISH, CHICKEN, FISH, SOUPS, STEWS &/ OR SALADS

 

INGREDIENTS: PARSLEY, BASIL, MARJORAM, CHIVES, SAVORY, & THYME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GALANGAL

 

Closely related to the ginger family

 

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. SPECIAL REQUEST ONLY.

 

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GARAM MASALA

 

USES: OUR BLEND OF GARAM MARASLA CAN BE STIRRED INTO CURRIES AT THE END OF COOKING TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE SPICY FLAVOURS. OR SPRINKLED OVER GRILLED MEATS, POULTRY, OR FRUIT SALADS.

 

INGREDIENTS: CARDAMON, CINNAMON, CLOVES, CUMIN, CORIANDER, PEPPER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GARLIC

 

Country of Origin: China, USA

 

GARLIC POWDER

 

Uses: add to most savourt dishes, including sauces, marinades, casseroles, soups and stuffings. Sprinkle into salads such as coleslaw, pasta and rice.

 

NOTE: 1/8TSP= I CLOVE OF FRESH GARLIC

 

GARLIC- GRANULATED

 

USES: ADD TO MOST SAVOURY DISHES, INCLUDING SAUCES, MARINADES, CASSEROLES, SOUPS AND STUFFINGS. SPRINKLE INTO SALADS SUCH AS COLESLAW , PASTA AND RICE. NOTE: 1/8TSP= I CLOVE OF FRESH GARLIC

 

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GINGER- GROUND

 

Country of Origin: China, Indonesia

 

USES: GINGER COMPLIMENTS- CURRIES, STIR FRIES, HAM, FISH, FRUIT, BISCUITS, CAKES, COOKIES, PUDDINGS, PICKLES, CHUTNEY, STEWS, SOUPS, CHEESE DISHES, PICKLES, ORIENTAL AND SOUTH EAST ASIAN DISHES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HORSERADISH

 

 

 

CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. SPECIAL REQUEST ONLY.

 

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ITALIAN SPICES

 

Country of Origin: Canada - Our own house blend

 

USES LASAGNA, SPAGHETTI, STEWS, TOMATO SAUCES, NOODLES, SOUPS, AND ANY MEAT DISH

 

INGREDIENTS: BASIL, OREGANO, ROSEMARY, SAGE, SAVORY & THYME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JUNIPER BERRIES

 

USES: JUNIPER BERRIES ARE PRIMARILY USED WITH GAME. ALSO USED IN MARINADES, SAUCES, STUFFING, SAUSAGES &  LIQUEURS. LIGHTLY CRUSH THE BERRIES BEFORE USE TO RELEASE: A BITTER SWEET, PINE FLAVOUR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEMON GRASS

 

Lemon grass is a genus of grasses, cymbopogon citratus.

It has a citrus flavour and can be used dried, or fresh.

Uses: lemon grass is used in Asian and Caribbean cooking. Soak in hot water before using. This is a very pungent herb, use in small amounts. Add to soups, curries and stews. This has a light lemon flavour and is used to make teas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEMON PEEL GRANULATED

 

Country of Origin: Spain

 

USES: MARINADES, SAUCES, STEWS, MULLED DRINKS, CAKES, PASTRIES, CANDY, & GREMOLADA 1 TABLESPOONS= 1 SMALL LEMON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LEMON PEPPER

 

Country of Origin: Our own house blend

 

USES: OUR BLEND OF LEMON PEPPER CAN BE USED IN PLACE OF PEPPER OR SALT FOR A ZESTY TASTE. ADD TO BUTTER OR OLIVE OIL FOR A GLAZE. ADD TO FISH, SEAFOOD, CHICKEN, VEGETABLES, & PASTA DISHES.

 

INGREDIENTS: SPICES, LEMON PEEL, CITRIC ACID & SALT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MACE

 

USES: MACE IS THE OUTER COATING OF NUTMEG & HAS A MORE DELICATE FLAVOUR FOR LIGHTER DISHES. MACE COMPLEMENTS- BEEF, SEAFOOD, VEAL, VEGETABLES, POTATOES, TOMATO AND WHITE SAUCE, QUICHES, STEWED FRUIT, BISCUITS, CAKES, &DAIRY PRODUCTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MARJORAM

 

Country of origin: Egypt

 

USES: A SOFTER COUSIN TO OREGANO- MARJORAM COMPLIMENTS- CHICKEN, VELA, PORK, FISH, PIZZA, TOMATOES, VEGETABLES, CHEESE DISHES, EGGS, STUFFINGS, SAUCES, SOUPS, ITALIAN AND MEXICAN DISHES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MINT

 

There are many varieties of mint, with peppermint and spearmint being the most common.

 

PEPPERMINT: used to flavour candies, desserts, liqueurs.

 

SPEARMINT: used for a mint sauce or mint jelly, excellent with lamb, carrots, peas and potatoes. Also used to make tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MUSTARD

 

Country of Origin: Canada, USA

 

 MUSTARD YELLOW GROUND

 

USES: SOUPS, STEW, SAUCES, CONDIMENT FOR STRONGEST FLAVOUR, MIX WITH COLD WATER & LET IT STAND FOR 10 - 30 MINUTES. ADD MUSTARD TOWARDS THE END OF THE COOKING.

 

MUSTARD SEEDS- BROWN

USES: MUSTARD SEED COMPLEMENTS- PORK, KIDNEYS, VEAL, RABBIT, FISH, VEGETABLES, CHEESE, PICKLES. BROWN MUSTARD SEED HAS A STRONGER FLAVOUR & IS MORE PUNGENT THAN YELLOW MUSTARD SEED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NUTMEG

 

Country of Origin: Indonesia

 

NUTMEG- GROUND

 

USES: NUTMEG IS EXCELLENT IN DISHES MADE WITH MILK AND CHEESE, SUCH AS RICE PUDDING, BÉCHAMEL SAUCE, WHIPPED CREAM &EGGNOG. ADD NUTMEG TO PASTA, SAUCES, & STUFFINGS. ADD A PINCH OF NUTMEG TO VEGETABLES SUCH AS SPINACH.

 

NUTMEG- WHOLE

 

USES: SIMPLY GRATE THE WHOLE NUTMEG USING A FINE GRATER. NUTMEG IS EXCELLENT IN DISHES MADE WITH MILK AND CHEESE, ADD NUTMEG TO PASTA, SAUCES, STUFFINGS &VEGETABLES.

 

 

 

 

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ONION

 

Country of Origin: USA

 

USES: ONION COMPLIMENTS CASSEROLES, SOUPS, STEWS, AND SAUCES, AS WELL AS SALADS, DIPS, PIZZA AND BREAD. DRIED ONION CAN OFTEN BE USED IN PLACE OF FRESH AND IS MORE CONVENIENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ORANGE PEEL- GRANULATED

 

USES: MARINADES, SAUCES, STEWS, MULLED DRINKS, CAKES, PASTRIES, CANDY, SUGAR & IN GREMOLDA. 2 TABLE SPOONS = 1 SMALL ORANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OREGANO

 

Country of Origin: Mexico, Turkey, and USA

 

USES: OREGANO COMPLIMENTS- CHICKEN, VEAL, FISH , PIZZA, TOMATOES, VEGETABLES, CHEESE DISHES, EGGS, STUFFINGS, SAUCES, SOUPS, ITALIAN AND MEXICAN DISHES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAPRIKA

 

Country of Origin: Hungary, Peru, Spain and USA

 

Paprika is made from grinding of dried fruits of Capsicum annuum.

 

Please note: There are many varieties of paprika and paprika Hungarian and Spanish denotes the style of Paprika not the country of origin.

 

PAPRIKA- HUNGARIAN

 

USES: PAPRIKA COMPLEMENTS- CHICKEN, VEAL, VEGETABLES, POTATOES, CHEESE AND EGG DISHES. PAPRIKA IS THE NATIONAL SPICE OF HUNGARY. GARNISH MAYONNAISE, WHITE SAUCES, & CREAMY SOUPS.

 

PAPRIKA- SPANISH

 

SPANISH PAPRIKA IS THE MORE SPICY PAPRIKA. USES PORK, CHICKEN, VEAL, VEGETABLES, POTATOES, CHEESE AND EGG DISHES. GARNISH MAYONNAISE, WHITE SAUCES & CREAMY SOUPS & SPANISH PAELLA. HEAT DIMNISHES PAPRIKA ADD AT THE END OF THE COOKING.

 

 

 

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PARSLEY

 

Country of Origin: USA

 

Parsley is a species of Petroselinun in the Apiaceae family

 

There is two main varieties: flat (Italian) and curly.

 

We typically carry both and both.

 

USES: PARSLEY COMPLEMENTS- LAMB, CHICKEN, HAM, CASSEROLES, FISH, VEGETABLES, SALADS, EGG AND CHEESE DISHES, SOUPS, SAUCES, ADD PARSLEY TO WHITE SAUCE AND CREAMY DIPS TO GIVE COLOUR AND A MILD FLAVOUR. PARSLEY IS A GOOD GARNISH FOR WHITE FISH& POTATOES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PEPPER

 

 

Country of Origin: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam

 

Black pepper is a dried fruit belonging to the pepper family, Piperaceae.

 

Green pepper is un-ripen pepper

 

White pepper is black pepper with the outer coating removed.

Tellicherry black peppercorns are left on the vine longer.

Pink pepper is not a fruit of the pepper family and belongs to a different family.

 

Uses: Add pepper at the end of cooking to maximize flavour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PICKLING SPICE

 

Country of Origin: Our own house blend

 

USES: OUR MIXTURE CAN BE USED IN MAKING PICKLED; FRUITS, VEGETABLE, & VINEGARS. PLACE THE SPICE MIX IN A MUSLIN BAG FOR EASY REMOVAL AFTER COOKING HOME- MADE PICKLES AND CHUTNEYS. INGREDIENTS: CORIANDER, MUSTARD, CHILLIES, ALLSPICE, GINGER, CLOVE, PEPPER &BAY LEAVES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PINE NUTS

 

Country of Origin: China

 

USES: SAUSAGES, SALADS, SAUCES, PESTO, SWEETS, COOKIES, PIZZA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PIZZA SEASONING

 

Our own blend of spices and herbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POPPY SEEDS

 

Country of Origin: Australia, United Kingdom

 

Poppy seeds belong to the family Papaver somniferum

 

USES: BREADS, CAKES, PASTRIES, FRUIT SALADS, DRESSINGS, SALADS, SAUCES & USED AS A GARNISH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POULTRY SEASONING

 

Country of Origin: Our own house blend

 

Uses: Stuffing in poultry, also try in a variety of foods such as meat loaf.

 

Ingredients: Sage, Thyme, and Marjoram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PUMPKIN PIE SPICE

 

USES: OUR PUMPKIN PIE SPICE IS A BLEND OF CINNAMON, GINGER, NUTMEG& CLOVES. USE 2-3 TSP PER 9" PIE. ALSO CAN BE USED IN OTHER PIES (APPLE PIE), BREADS, CAKES , MUFFINS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ROSEMARY

 

Country of Origin: Morocco

 

ROSEMARY-WHOLE

USES: MEAT DISHES, ESPECIALLY LAMB, CHICKEN, TOMATO BASED SAUCES, BREADS, PIZZA. TO RELEASE FULL FLAVOUR CRUSH IN A MORTAR JUST BEFORE USING.

ROSEMARY- GROUND

USES: MEAT DISHES, ESPECIALLY, LAMB, CHICKEN, TOMATO BASED SAUCES, BREADS, PIZZA. ADDS FLAVOUR TO FRUIT SALADS & JELLIES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAFFLOWER

 

THIS PLANT IS NOT IN ANY WAY RELATED TO SPANISH SAFFRON, THOUGH THE FLOWERS ARE USED SIMILARLY IN PREPARING DISHES. USES: TO FLAVOUR & COLOUR; RICE, CHICKEN, FISH, CAKES, BUNS, CURRIES &POTATOES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPANISH SAFFRON

 

Country of Origin: Spain

 

USES: TO FLAVOUR & COLOUR; RICE, CHICKEN, FISH, CAKES, BUNS, CURRIES, POTATOES, YOGHURT, CREAM. RECIPES INCLUDE- CORNISH SAFFRON BUNS, PAELLA, & BOUILLABAISSE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAGE

 

Sage has a powerful flavour and can easily overpower a dish.

 

Use lightly when adding to any new dish.

 

Excellent with  lamb, pork, and sausages. We use sage in  our house blend of poultry seasoning, try in your own stuffing or add to cheese and tomato sauces.

 

sage complement many spices including; bay leaves, garlic, onion, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAVORY

 

Country of Origin: Albania, USA

 

USES: SAVORY COMPLEMENTS- BEAN  & PEAS, SAUSAGES, STUFFING, SOUPS, HORSERADISH SAUCE, TOMATO BASE SAUCE, MARINADES, FISH, CHICKEN & ALL MEATS. USE SAVORY FOR A SALT RESTRICTED DIET.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SESAME SEEDS

 

 

USES: SESAME SEEDS COMPLEMENT- CHICKEN, STIR-FRIES, DIPS, BREAD ROLLS, BISCUITS, PASTRY, SALADS. USE SESAME SEEDS AS A GARNISH FOR BREAD AND CAKES. TAHINI IS A PASTE OF GROUND SESAME SEEDS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPAGHETTI MIX

 

USES: OUR SPAGHETTI MIX IS A BLEND OF 9 SPICES & HERBS WITH A PINCH OF SALT. ADD TO ANY SAUCE, HAMBURGER & / OR SOUP. INGREDIENTS: GARLIC, ONION, OREGANO, BASIL, PARSLEY, ROSEMARY, CELERY, CAYENNE, PEEPER, & SALT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUN DRIED TOMATOES

 

We import the sun-dried tomatoes from California. The tomatoes are sliced in half and placed on a wooden tray. The trays are then put in a sulfur dioxide environment for 10 to 12 hours. The sulfur dioxide is used as a preservative and also helps to maintain color. Next, the tomatoes are laid out in the sun for 5 to 7 days and they're ready to eat. Currently we do not offer organic sun-dried tomatoes
 

 

 

INGREDIENTS: TOMATOES (SUN DRIED), SULFUR DIOXIDE (USED FOR COLOR RETENTION). USES: MAY BE EATEN OUT OF THE BAG OR ADD TO SOUPS, SAUCES, SALADS. 1LB= 17 LBS FRESH TOMATOES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TACO SEASONING

 

our own house blend, add to any meats. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TARRAGON

 

Is a perennial herb in the family asteraceae

 

Country of Origin: USA 

 

USES: IN ALL TYPES OF SALADS, SAUCES, EGG DISHES, CREAM, CHEESE & FLAVOURING BUTTER, VINEGARS & CHICKEN ALSO USED IN BÉARNAISE SAUCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THYME

 

Country of Origin: Morocco, USA

Thyme is intensely pungent flavour complements most meats, including chicken and game.

Often used as a primary flavour with lamb, sauces, soups, stews, stuffing, tomatoes and eggs.

Thyme, while flavourful, does not overpower and blends well with other herbs and spices.  As with bay leaves, thyme is slow to release its flavours so it is usually added early in the cooking process. Its robust nature means that it can withstand long cooking times and it is a good complement to slow-cooked dishes such as stews and daubes.

Thyme flavour also combines well with other herbs such as rosemary and sage. Use Thyme in stuffing for poultry or lamb or use it chopped in a marinade for olives. A key ingredient in Nature's Choice poultry seasoning.

Thyme is available whole or ground.

Nature's Choice Thyme - country of origin: Morocco and USA (organic)

non-irradiated & available certified organic

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 TURMERIC

 

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae)

 

Main ingredient in our curry powder

 

Country of origin: Indonesia, India

 

USES: CURRY POWDERS, SEASONING& COLORING OF MEAT, FISH, RICE, PILAFS SAUCES & VEGETARIAN DISHES ALSO USED IN PICCALILLI & USED AS A DYE FOR CLOTHES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VANILLA BEANS

 

Country of Origin: Indonesia

 

USES: ADD A VANILLA POD TO A JAR OF SUGAR TO BE USED FOR BAKING OR ADD A POD TO ANY LIQUID TO FLAVOUR & REMOVE FOR FURTHER USE. FOR A STRONGER FLAVOUR THE PO CAN BE SPLIT  OPEN AND TINY BLACK SEEDS USED IN THE DISH.

 

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