Featured Recipe: Pink Peppercorn Bacon

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Even though Pink Peppercorn aren’t really peppercorns at all, they do have a sweet and peppery flavor. Here a great recipe to bring out the peppery sweetness.  Pink Peppercorns! Bacon! Pink Peppercorn Bacon!

Ingredients
2 pounds thick-cut bacon (about 16 slices)
2 tablespoons cracked pink peppercorns
1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper

Directions:
Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 400°.
Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil and fit with wire racks. Place bacon on racks and sprinkle with half of pink and black pepper.
Bake 15 minutes, turn, sprinkle with remaining pink and black pepper, and rotate baking sheets. Bake bacon until brown and crisp, 15–20 minutes longer.

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How about Pink Peppercorns for dessert? Here’s a recipe for Pink Peppercorn Brownies.

Recipe by Paula Disbrowe / Bon Appetit
Bacon recipe – Photograph by Jeremy Liebman

Featured Spice : Sriracha Powder

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 It’s all about the heat. “Bout that heat. Most tasty!

Chef Cherie’s featured spice this week is Sriracha Powder. Our Sriracha Powder gets its zip and heat from Cayenne Pepper. Add some Spanish Paprika, White Distilled Vinegar Powder, Sugar and Salt and you’ve got a perfect Sriracha Powder.  Easily add a tasty heat to your recipes and featured dishes.

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Featured Spice : Crystallized Ginger

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This week Chef Cherie is featuring Crystallized Ginger. Crystallized Ginger is a candied version of the spice ginger which is often used in backing  and confectionery cooking. Crystallized Ginger can also used in cooking, in drink recipes and has many beneficial health benefits. It adds as subtle sweetness to most recipes.

Crystallized Ginger, also know as candied ginger, is used in all kinds of food – including: Drinks & Garnishes, Spreads & Salads, Appetizers & Entrees and, of course, in sweet sugary desserts.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Treats Nausea & Motion Sickness – Ginger is known as an anti-nausea aid and sucking on crystallized ginger pieces can help relieve nausea and motion sickness.

Reduces Stress – The scent of ginger can act as a pick-me-up when you are tired, and is considered a herbal remedy for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Treats Morning Sickness – Crystallized ginger can also help with nausea related to morning sickness.

Used in the Treatment of Muscle Pain and Inflammation – A scientific study has found that 2 grams of ginger reduced pain and inflammation due to exercise. Ginger can also help reduce joint inflammation from arthritis.

Cooking, Baking, Drinking with Crystallized Ginger

Köfte Meat Spice Special

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KofteKöfte is a spice mix used throughout the Middle East and parts of Asia to flavor meat, especially meatballs & meatloaf. Our Köfte mix contains cinnamon, cumin seeds, mint leaves, nutmeg, pepper, pickling spice & savory summer leaf.

Köfte Meat Spice can be mixed with different types of meat, from beef to lamb to pork, veal and even fish. The meat can be grilled, fried, steamed, baked, poached.

kofte Meat Spice Mix

Right now we are offering a special on our 2 oz tins of Köfte . Regularly $3.99 now $2.50.

 

 

Here is a great recipe suggestion, via Epicurious, for Lamb Köfte using our spice mix.

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“Sexy, Smokey, Exotic and Downright Hot” Spice Gift Set #7!

They say the way to your lovers heart is through his/her stomach! Well for Valentine’s Day why not temp the one you love with one of our sexy, smokey, exotic, hot spice kits?

5 Things for Chicken WingsToday we are featuring our Five Things for Chicken Wings Gift Set which contains Wing Zing, Wing Sauce Powder, BBQ Sweet Blend, Thai Seasoning and Smoked Paprika. Perfect for a hot and spicy appetizer before the big night!

Chef Cherie’s Five Things for Chicken Wings Gift

Order Now. There is still time to order and receive before Valentine’s Day!

“Sexy, Smokey, Exotic and Downright Hot” Spice Gift Set #6!

They say the way to your lovers heart is through his/her stomach! Well for Valentine’s Day why not temp the one you love with one of our sexy, smokey, exotic, hot spice kits?

chili spice gift setToday we are featuring our Chili Sampler Gift Set which contains Ground Ancho, New Mexico Red, Ground Pasilla, Ground Chipotle, & Ground Guajillo. How about adding some heat to your dinner tonight?!

Chef Cherie’s Chili Sampler Gift Set

Order Now. There is still time to order and receive before Valentine’s Day!

“Sexy, Smokey, Exotic and Downright Hot” Spice Gift Set #5!

They say the way to your lovers heart is through his/her stomach! Well for Valentine’s Day why not temp the one you love with one of our sexy, smokey, exotic, hot spice kits?

vinegar sampler gift setToday we are featuring our Vinegar Sampler Gift Set which contains Red Wine Vinegar Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar Powder, Balsamic Vinegar Powder, Malt Vinegar Powder, & Rice Wine Vinegar Powder. Our gift set is filled with sexy aroma and taste. How about adding a touch of vinegar to your dinner tonight?!

Our Spice Sets come in 5 – 2 oz tins wrapped in a sleeve of netting and tied with ribbons of raffia.

Chef Cherie’s Vinegar Sampler Gift Set

Order Now. There is still time to order and receive before Valentine’s Day!