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The Daily Grind

Why Grind Your Own Spices? When it comes to spices, freshness and quality are one and the same. Spices lose flavor over time, and grinding hastens this process. To get the freshest flavor out of your …

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Holiday Pepper Biscotti

These biscotti were the clear favorite from our holiday baking sessions this year. Boasting festive pops of cranberry and pistachio, these little gems get an extra dose of pizzazz from our Holiday Pepper Blend in the …

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GG’s Stewed Tomato Casserole

When it comes to a holiday spread, sometimes it’s the sides that make the meal. This delicious recipe for stewed tomatoes, passed down from Great Grandma, is loved by the kids and adults alike. The …

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Hahn Family Sweet Treats

In any house, no Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without the desserts. Pumpkin pie is par for the course, but few folks stop there. Every family has their own unique preferences, and this collection of …

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Michael’s Boeuf A La Bourguignonne

Turkey dominates the center of the Thanksgiving spread, but it doesn’t have to be the only protein on the table. Bouef a la Bourguignonne is a French peasant dish from Burgundy that uses beef simmered …

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Alison’s Cranberry Chutney

This cranberry chutney is a cheerful and tasty delight. For anyone who remembers fondly the childhood thrill of a colorful canned fruit cocktail, get ready to re-live it. The chutney is easy to make and …

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This fall soup will certainly grace our table more than once this season, and would make a perfect soup-shot to begin a Thanksgiving feast.. It fills the need for belly-warming comfort without being too heavy, …

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Fin & Feather Turkey

I’ve been cooking our holiday turkey on the grill for years now and its finally time to share it! The routine varies a little from year to year, but the spice is always Fin & …

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Brining Basics

Every year, as we head into the holiday season, people begin to ask us about brining their turkeys. Is it worth the extra hassle? Does it really lead to a juicier bird? Well, we’re happy …

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Tea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi

For your next smorgasbord or mixed grill, try our Middle Eastern Tea Rub on eggplant and halloumi. The flavors are delightful and it’s quick and easy to put together. PrintTea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi Ingredients1 …

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Tea Rubbed Roast Chicken

This is the best roast chicken I’ve ever made, and that is not a claim made lightly…. The meat is moist and delicious, the pan sauce otherworldly, and all of the components come together to …

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Miso Marinated Halibut

Whether you love black cod, salmon or halibut best, try your favorite in this wonderfully decadent dish adapted from the classic Japanese preparation popularized by chef Nobu Matsuhisa. I’ve loved this dish for years, enjoying …

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Asian Tea Rubbed Pork Chops

These thick loin chops are nestled into a fall vegetable medley and roasted to tender perfection for a satisfying one dish meal. Our Asian Tea Rub is the secret ingredient, steeping citrus and smoke flavors …

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Toasting Spices

For years, our quaint brick & mortar storefront was the center of all production activities at World Spice. Tucked away behind the Pike Place Market, there was a corner of the front counter where we …

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Vadouvan Vegetable Pie

This savory pie emerged from our experiments with Vadouvan paste, a wonderfully rich and elegant flavor base. We wanted a warm, comforting meal to complement the cold weather outside, and this was the prize winning …

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Vadouvan Paste

Vadouvan is a spice blend with South Indian and French influences, and the name means “sun-dried spices” in French. This fusion blend can be used just like a curry powder, or made into the iconic …

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Umami Apple Pie

For our final meeting of the year, the World Spice Cookbook Club is taking on recipes from The Flavour Principle: Enticing Your Senses With Food And Drink. This cookbook, containing recipes from around the world, focuses …

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Japanese Chicken Curry

For our final meeting of the year, the World Spice Cookbook Club is taking on recipes from The Flavour Principle: Enticing Your Senses With Food And Drink. This cookbook, containing recipes from around the world, focuses …

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Lentil Loaf with Awesome Sauce

I’ve made this recipe a million times. It is a go-to dish that keeps coming back around. Why? It’s true the loaf is moist and flavorful, healthy, satisfying, and you can make it to suit …

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Mayan Cocoa Pumpkin Bark

It’s no secret that nuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and we never tire of finding new ways to combine them. In this seasonal treat, toasted pumpkin seeds take center stage with dark …

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Game Day Brisket Sliders

Nothing welcomes fall quite like a slow cooked brisket, and nothing says game-day quite like sliders! This easily adaptable recipe combines the two, and dishes up an eye-catching platter of food that’s sure to please …

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Chicken Fried Chicken

I’ve been known to drive over an hour for chicken fried steak- it’s a weakness- and this chicken fried chicken would be equally worth the trip. Fortunately, it’s an easy home-made comfort food meal so …

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Black Cardamom Pastries

The World Spice Cookbook Club is taking a trip through the varied cuisines of Eastern Europe this month… our selection for September is Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe, by Olia Hercules! We always …

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Baked Quince

The World Spice Cookbook Club is taking a trip through the varied cuisines of Eastern Europe this month… our selection for September is Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine and Eastern Europe, by Olia Hercules! We do …

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Pickle Jar

It’s easy to fall in love with a delicious recipe, and doubly so when that recipe is versatile and easy to make. Such is the case with this recipe for a mixed pickle jar, which …

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Fresh Herb Falafel

When we sat down to begin planning for next month’s World Spice Cookbook Club, this recipe immediately jumped off the page as one we had to try.  Truly well executed falafel is a revelation to …

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Summer Vegetable Pasta Bake

For family reunions and other large gatherings, this Greek-inspired pasta dish offers an easy way to keep a large group fed. Using a medley of fresh summer veggies, this dinner option is hearty, but still …

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Bacon Wrapped Ranch Poppers

Warm up the grill for your next BBQ with these flavorful poppers! The jalapeños are filled with cream cheese spiked with our Ranch Seasoning and then wrapped in bacon for the perfect bite. They disappear …

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Fajita Steak Salad

For a large summertime gathering, you want to find a dish to please the crowd with a minimum of fuss. This fajita steak salad offers pleasing grill fare for all without an excess of effort …

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Spiced Fig Salad

For the next meeting of our World Spice Cookbook Club, we’re embracing the warm weather with Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads from around the World. This recipe for a spiced fig salad, which comes from …

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Bajan Chicken Salad

For the next meeting of our World Spice Cookbook Club, we’re embracing the warm weather with Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads from around the World. This Bajan chicken salad, a recipe from the book, combines …

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Nuts & Bolts

Summer is a time of nostalgia and what better than a vat of baked snack mix to carry you back.  In this recipe, the classic Nuts & Bolts gets a spice make-over and goes gluten-free, …

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Emerald City Potato Salad

Perfect for picnics, cookouts, or a lunch on the go, summer is the right time for potato salad. This simple recipe adds fennel to a basic potato salad, and pairs it with Emerald City Seasoning …

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Northwest Watermelon Salad

Sweet, savory and salt combine perfectly in this refreshing summer salad with Emerald City Seasoning. Our signature spice blend allows the flavors of the food to shine through with just a subtle seasoning. This is …

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Emerald City Scallops

Emerald City Seasoning makes an excellent companion for the delicate flavor of seared scallops. The gentle herb flavor and delicate heat bring the perfect amount of character to the table, while allowing the natural flavor …

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

  This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix …

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Middle Eastern Chicken Salad

  This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix …

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Asian Chicken Salad

This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix in …

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Cascade Asparagus Soup

This simple recipe is an elegant and flavorful way to enjoy the pure flavors of mushroom and asparagus. It is always the first one we make when asparagus season rolls around. Be sure not to …

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Spicy Baked Hominy

The World Spice Cookbook Club is going to be bringing out New American recipes from Rustic Joyful Food by Danielle Kartes for our July 2016 Meet & Eat. Danielle’s book is chock-full of simple and …

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Alison’s Cranberry Chutney

This cranberry chutney is a cheerful and tasty delight. For anyone who remembers fondly the childhood thrill of a colorful canned fruit cocktail, get ready to re-live it. The chutney is easy to make and …

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This fall soup will certainly grace our table more than once this season, and would make a perfect soup-shot to begin a Thanksgiving feast.. It fills the need for belly-warming comfort without being too heavy, …

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Fin & Feather Turkey

I’ve been cooking our holiday turkey on the grill for years now and its finally time to share it! The routine varies a little from year to year, but the spice is always Fin & …

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Tea Rubbed Roast Chicken

This is the best roast chicken I’ve ever made, and that is not a claim made lightly…. The meat is moist and delicious, the pan sauce otherworldly, and all of the components come together to …

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Asian Tea Rubbed Pork Chops

These thick loin chops are nestled into a fall vegetable medley and roasted to tender perfection for a satisfying one dish meal. Our Asian Tea Rub is the secret ingredient, steeping citrus and smoke flavors …

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Toasting Spices

For years, our quaint brick & mortar storefront was the center of all production activities at World Spice. Tucked away behind the Pike Place Market, there was a corner of the front counter where we …

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Game Day Brisket Sliders

Nothing welcomes fall quite like a slow cooked brisket, and nothing says game-day quite like sliders! This easily adaptable recipe combines the two, and dishes up an eye-catching platter of food that’s sure to please …

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Chicken Fried Chicken

I’ve been known to drive over an hour for chicken fried steak- it’s a weakness- and this chicken fried chicken would be equally worth the trip. Fortunately, it’s an easy home-made comfort food meal so …

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Emerald City Scallops

Emerald City Seasoning makes an excellent companion for the delicate flavor of seared scallops. The gentle herb flavor and delicate heat bring the perfect amount of character to the table, while allowing the natural flavor …

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Cardamom Pear Upside-Down Cake

This ultra moist cake is rich and delicious with almond flour and coconut oil forming the base. The cardamom and a hint of ginger complement the pears, and when you bring all these layers of …

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Dukkah Scones

I love reinventing the scone with new flavors, especially savory ones. Dukkah is an exotic spice blend traditionally used as a dip for bread with olive oil. In these scones, it adds just a hint …

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Szechuan Compound Butter

The elusive flavor of Szechuan pepper is captured neatly in this delicious compound butter. The mild peppery bite is perfectly measured and the tingly aftertaste lingers in the most pleasant way. A hint of lemon …

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Szechuan Lemon Curd

We are always game to try an adventurous spice pairing, and this one came out a winner! Lemon curd is a delightful decadence, sweet-tart and intense, and made even more exceptional with a fresh zing …

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Za’atar Lamb Chops

This flavorful combination is a perfect pairing in more ways than one. Za’atar and lamb is a classic combination, and we’ve also paired both fresh and dried herbs in the marinade for maximum flavor. Oregano …

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White Bean Chicken Chili

This go-to chili is sure to please whether you’re cooking in a Dutch oven in the back country or entertaining friends at home. Mild and mellow with layers of spice, this version is not too …

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish that is quick and easy to make and can be served for any meal of the day.

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Frank’s Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

If you need a chocolate fix and can’t decide between brownies, cake or fudge- make Frank’s Chocolate Cinnamon Cake and enjoy all three. The cake is dense and moist like a brownie, the frosting is …

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Pumpkin Rolls with KGM

Take your cinnamon rolls from simple to sensational with the addition of pumpkin and Kashmiri Garam Masala. When I started looking for a pumpkin dessert, because it is that time of year, the thought of …

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Voodoo Cheese Ball

The Seattle Seahawks are at it again, and we are busily prepping food for the next playoff game. This time it is a spiced up version of the classic cheese ball, enhanced with a little …

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Nutty Chocolate Chile Thumbprints

We have a new go-to cookie recipe! If you love the marriage of nuts and chocolate (and who doesn’t?), try these for easy baking, gifting and be sure to leave some out on 12/24. These …

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Brussels Sprouts with Za’atar and Nigella

Brussels sprouts are a leftover food trauma from childhood that I’ve finally overcome. The limp, stinky-sulfur blobs (sorry, Mom) have been replaced with a crisp, roasted vegetable that is full of flavor and befitting a …

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Hawk Wings

Attention Seahawks Fans! These sweet and spicy wings are just the ticket to victory on the table, and we plan to enjoy them by the heaping helping as we cheer on our team. They are …

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Curry Bread Pudding with Cardamom Cream

Who says you have to make curry with your curry? No one! This warm winter pudding was inspired by our friends at Hunger Restaurant, and since trying theirs we have come up with some delightful …

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Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Cake

Tart, sweet and dramatically red, rhubarb never tasted so good as in this rustic cake with lemon thyme.  The cake is moist and fluffy on the inside with a slight crisp on the outside edge. …

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Salmon Gravlax with Dill Pollen

I love making gravlax because it is such a versatile dish. The cured salmon slices can be used to make elegant hors d’oeuvres, they can be served with a few simple sides to make a nice cool lunch …

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Nigella Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer quite like watermelon. Instead of just eating  plain ‘ole watermelon slices, why not make a salad for your next barbecue? Tossed with some fragrant Aleppo Pepper, Nigella Seeds and fresh arugula, it …

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Ancho Chili Beef Empanadas

Who doesn’t love food that you can hold in your hand?  The beauty of empanadas is that the rich, buttery dough can be filled with almost anything – sweet or savory. Our Ancho Chili Powder is mild-medium …

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Rooster Spice Asparagus

Songkran (สงกรานต์) is the traditional Thai New Year water festival which starts on April 13 every year. Traditionally, the throwing of water is said to be a symbol of luck to bring good rain for …

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Rose 75 Cocktail

Blending the tart flavor of sumac and the heady sweetness of rose, this cocktail tickles the palate with a full spectrum of flavors. As is so often the case, we perfected the recipe by happy …

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Classic Crab Cakes

The first time I ever had a crab cake, I was thirteen and accompanying my dad on a business trip to San Francisco. We dined in the fanciest restaurant I’d ever been to, and I ordered …

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Ginger Snappiest Cookies

These ginger snaps are the snappiest in town and offer a classic belly warming tingle all season long. Equally at home with a glass of milk, egg nog, hot cocoa or a cocktail, they offer …

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Aleppo Pepper Muhammara

This eastern Mediterranean dish is the perfect example of that regions ability to take simple ingredients like nuts, peppers and olive oil… and make something magical by adding a spice such as Aleppo Pepper. The …

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Ras El Hanout Plum Preserves

Her name was Edna Nosworthy, and she had the same birthday as I do- only eighty years difference. She had a bottomless stash of Tootsie Rolls, made a mean Snickerdoodle, and had a sprawling green …

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Chipotle Chili Powder Black Bean Burger

Meat. It tastes good, and I love it. Perhaps a bit ashamedly so, mostly for environmental reasons. Inspired by my sister, the tireless vegan, I’ve jumped on the trendy Meatless Monday bandwagon in an effort to …

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Chaat Masala Butter and Grilled Corn

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh corn on the cob. I was excited to see the first of the season’s crop available at my local Farmer’s Markets and was …

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Urfa Biber – Strawberry Ice Cream

Chiles aren’t just for cooking savory food; many are wonderful in desserts, too. Urfa biber, for example, is a great pairing with berries or chocolate. At a recent cook-off, we added urfa biber to Strawberry …

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Caraway Red Ale Mustard

Mustard is easy to make, but it also requires a little patience. If you let the mustard sit for a few days for the flavors to meld together, you will be rewarded with a fine, …

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Berbere Ketchup

Folks just love their ketchup. Whether it’s for fries, hashbrowns or barbecues, there’s always a bottle in the refrigerator. Next time you find yourself in need of this essential condiment, use our simple recipe to …

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