The Farmers’ Market: A Trip To Bountiful

With summer in full swing, a Saturday morning trip to the local farmers’ market is heaven for locavores. Ripe, red tomatoes, still warm from the sun; sweet-tart, juicy berries; abundant zucchini; crisp cucumber; and sweet, sweet summer corn — the bounty is irresistible. Back home, unloading all that goodness in your own kitchen, such abundance […]

What’S The Big Dill? A Spice-To-Spice Examination

  Ah, dill… Anethum graveolens. The little weed that layers a breeze of freshness and cleanliness atop delicious salmon, salads and sauces. It’s actually not a weed at all but, farmers call the wispy leaves “weed” to distinguish them from the seeds. This hardy annual has been flavoring dishes around the world for more than […]

Spring Into Seasonal Flavors

Spring is in the air and not a moment too soon. Warmer weather and sunshine mean more time to play outside — and more fresh fruits and veggies for the table. Spice Islands® spices and seasonings give you the tools to easily make the flavors of spring blossom in your kitchen. A simple grilled main […]

Shrubs: Sweet, Sour And Ready For Summer Cocktails

Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, are sweet and sour, fruit-based syrups that were all the rage in Colonial times. Preserving fruit in a blend of vinegar and sugar began as a shelf-stable way to incorporate fresh fruit flavors into drinks that could be enjoyed year-round. Today, history buff-mixologists are embracing the shrub as an infinitely versatile […]

Rosemary: The Incomparable Evergreen

Rosemary During the Middle Ages, brides, grooms and guests each wore a headpiece or sprig of rosemary during the wedding ceremony. Ever since, rosemary has been viewed as a love charm — and it’s easy to see why. Used in cooking, rosemary is one of the easiest ways to elevate a meal from ordinary to […]

8 Holiday Dishes To Pass They Can’T Pass Up

Few things are certain in life, but we all know that invitations to holiday office parties and family gatherings with requests to bring food are inevitable. Not to worry: We’ve got you covered. Choose from this selection of appetizers, sides and desserts, and provide the wow factor at any bash. Pull Apart Appetizer Ring This […]

8 Southern-Inspired Meal-Time Solutions

When you’re in a rut about what to cook, add a little Southern flair to the menu. Whether it’s breaded pork chops, hot chicken sandwiches, blackened catfish or slow cooker barbecue, these Southern selections will be on your summer rotation for years to come, becoming a hit both for family dinners and friendly gatherings. Homemade […]

An Ocean’s Worth Of Flavored Salts

From boiling pasta to finishing a steak, a little sprinkle of salt is critical to just about every recipe in our repertoire. Rather than taking it for granted as an invisible helpmate in the kitchen, we’re starting to notice the ways in which salt highlights particular flavors in food and brings a sparkle to everything […]

A World Of Tacos

Bored with the same-old recipes for weeknight dinner? We’ve taken the humble taco and reimagined what taco night could be by inspiring authentic and flavorful meals. These tortillas don’t necessarily have to be filled with Mexican creations, either. Due to their handcrafted nature and expert combinations, SPICE ISLANDS® spices reimagine tacos to incorporate flavors of […]

Celebrate National Tamale Day

If you have ever eaten tamales, you know the taste of pillowy, stone-ground corn mingling with delicious fillings, like spicy pulled pork in chile sauce, or melted cheese. National Tamale Day — March 23 — offers the perfect excuse to celebrate this traditional Latin American dish.  A tamale is a pocket of simple corn dough, […]