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  • 4 Herbs to Reinvent Your Kitchen

    Four Herbs to Reinvent Your Kitchen

    Look, we love basil and thyme as much as anyone but use them too much and your recipes might become a bit predictable. Perhaps it’s time to venture outside the spice cabinet a bit? We recommend perking up your senses with a few outside-the-box herbs that you may not have tried or given much consideration before!

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  • Health Benefits of Cinnamon

    Health Benefits of Cinnamon Sticks

    Oh, cinnamon. Beloved in cuisines worldwide it makes our curries warm, ensures our ham glazes are addictive, and keeps pilafs perky. (And let’s not even get into its importance in pumpkin spice everything.)

    Even better? Cinnamon has so many health benefits!

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  • Where Does Black Pepper Come From?

    Black Pepper

    Black pepper holds a unique space in the average North American home. After all, whereas other spices live tucked away in dark cupboards black pepper proudly stands in shakers and grinders on the kitchen counter or – holiest of holy places – the dining table in nearly every single home and restaurant. It’s the only spice that finds its way into nearly every single dish.

    But what exactly is black pepper and where does it come from?

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  • Would the "Real" Cinnamon Please Stand Up?

    Types of Cinnamon

    Cinnamon. It's used in so many things, from cooking and baking to potpourri and moth repellent! (Yes, seriously.) In the UK, studies have even found that consistent cinnamon in a diet can help with diabetes and blood pressure complications. Other studies have found that cinnamon can be used to clear cognitive function, reduce cholesterol, and even aid in weight loss.

    The tests I am most familiar with are conducted in my kitchen, however, and they taste delicious. So, no matter what YOU use cinnamon for, there are plenty of cinnamon varieties out there to widen your horizons! And that brings me to my question...

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  • Four Chile Peppers You Might Not Have Tried (But Should)

    Dried Cascabel Peppers

    Are the old flames of your kitchen not burning as hot these days? Perhaps it’s time to switch up your chile pepper game. Reignite the passion with these unique chile peppers!

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  • 5 Of Our Favorite Gourmet Sea Salts

    favorite sea salts

    Gourmet sea salts can be used to add unique flavors in cooking and baking. Did you know that there are thousands of different gourmet salts available to consumers? I choose to highlight five of our favorite salts that I personally think are most beautiful and delicious! But don’t let this limit you in your exploration of salt. We offer many various flavors, colors, and coarseness of these exquisite salts from around the world. Let us know what your favorites are!

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