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Heavenly Béchamel and More Fun with Mace Blades

Of the five classic French “mother sauces,” béchamel gives us some of the most rich small sauces. Although béchamel may be the most simple to prepare, that doesn’t mean it can’t also show off some pretty …

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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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We Grind To Order, Part 2

What do you do when one of Seattle’s premier cheese makers needs a hundred pounds of ground black pepper? Or how about when everybody’s favorite artisan salami shop needs twenty pounds of fennel cracked to …

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We Grind To Order, Part 1

How often do we acquire pre-ground black pepper, or nearly any other spice for that matter?  Never! Our store is bustling with spice merchants grinding spices right when folks order them. Why do we keep pure …

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Corned Beef and Caraway Cabbage

Spring is in the air! This is my favorite time of year: spring training baseball is on the radio, Mother Nature is providing us with some gorgeous sunny days between all the rain, and one …

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Pacific Seafood Seared Scallops

We have exciting news! Our Pacific Seafood blend has been reformulated using bright notes of citrus and lemongrass;  this Pacific Seafood blend incorporates flavors from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Thailand.  Using a …

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Memphis Beale St. BBQ Brisket with Whiskey Sauce

Beef brisket is one of my favorite cuts of meat. When cooked just right, it is incredibly tender and flavorful, and one of the most affordable cuts to boot! However there are an abundance of …

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Popcorn Toppings

The endless number of various toppings out there make popcorn one of the easiest and most versatile snacks I know. It’s my go-to snack not only for movies and Dr. Who marathons, but also ball …

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Aji Mirasol Salsa

Aji Mirasol Chiles, the dried form of the Aji Amarillo, are a unique chile pepper absent from the arsenal of many chefs. A staple of Peruvian cuisine, their uniquely fruity flavor make Aji Mirasols a versatile pepper; …

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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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