Unexpected Ways to Use Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract

  We’re not sure who coined using vanilla to describe something as boring and flavorless, but they must have been tasting the wrong vanilla! One of the most rich and complex ingredients out there, its natural sweetness can bring instant flavor to nearly any dish. That’s right, any dish—even savory ones. We love a vanilla […]

Everything You Need to Know About Spice Islands Ground Saigon Cinnamon

  Think you know all there is to know about cinnamon? Think again. This spice has a history as rich as its flavor. And while it’s one of the most recognizable and popular aromas on the planet, many people don’t realize that not all cinnamon is the same. There are hundreds of varieties of cinnamon […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cook Once, Feast All Season Long

A smart cook knows holiday leftovers are lifesavers on the day after the feast, but a true kitchen genius has an eye on new and exciting dinners through the new year. Preparing for the big feast is a big job, but with a little forethought, planning and the help of Spice Islands® premium spices, those […]

Enhance Your Holiday Meal

Whether your table is set for two or twenty your holiday dinner can be a bountiful feast filled with robust aromas and premium flavor. From the main course to sides and desserts, Spice Islands® spices and seasonings are the secret to authentic, exceptional tasting meals. Just be ready to be asked to host the holidays […]

Pho: Vietnamese Soup For Morning, Noon Or Night

Eggs, bacon, pancakes and cereal might be what comes to mind when you think about a traditional breakfast. In Vietnam, however, the day begins with bright and nourishing pho — bowls of broth, a tangle of rice noodles and an accompanying plate of fresh bean sprouts, slices of lime and jalapeno, purple basil, scallions and […]