Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gifts using Herbs and Spices

We have been in the herb and spice business for over 13 years and our customers have given us some great ideas for gift giving.

A gift basket full of just herbs and spices themselves for a bridal shower, a student moving out on their own, a new homeowner, or for anyone who loves to cook and experiment with some of the more uncommon culinary herbs like juniper berries, lavender, turmeric, or cardamom in several forms.

A gift basket combined with cooking gadgets, like a nutmeg grater with the whole nutmeg or a stainless steel tea ball with teas.

Themed basket suggestions – Add prepared sauces; gadgets; dishes; linens; and many other creative items to enhance a most thoughtful gift for anyone of any age.

The herb and spice shop  Please check our listings often because we are always revising and adding new herbs and spices and healing botanicals.

Worldly Spice Blends – BBQ Spice; Curry Powder; Taco Seasoning; Apple Pie Spices; Italian Seasoning; Garam Masala; Herbes d’ Provence; Chinese Five Spice Blend; Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend; Maui Onion Salad Dressing.
Basic Baking – Poppy Seeds; Anise Seed; Ginger Powder; Cloves Powder; Ground Nutmeg; Buttermilk Powder; Allspice Powder.
Elegant Gourmet - Whole Nutmeg; Decorticated Cardamom; Saffron; Four Peppercorn Mix; Blue Juniper Berries; Smoked Paprika; White Peppercorns; Crystallized Ginger; Horseradish Flakes; Coarse Pink Himalayan Sea Salt.
Whole Chinese Fives Spices – Blend your own – Star Anise; Fennel Seed; Whole Cloves; Whole Peppercorns; Cinnamon Sticks 1”.
Just Herbs – Sage; Basil; Thyme; Oregano; Rosemary; Chives; Parsley; Tarragon; Dill Weed; Bay Leaves.
Pickling Spices – Dill Seeds; Celery Seed; Ginger Pieces; Whole Coriander; Bay Leaves; Whole Black Peppercorns; Yellow Mustard Seed; Small Cinnamon Chips or Sticks.
Whole Classic Curry - Make you own – Fenugreek; Fennel Seeds; Ginger Pieces; Whole Cumin; Cayenne; Whole Allspice; Turmeric Powder; Whole Coriander; Yellow Mustard Seed; Ground Cinnamon; Ground Cardamom.
Beginner’s Best – Basil; Oregano; Black Pepper; Parsley; Coarse Grind Sea Salt; Onion Granules; Garlic Granules.
Culinary Seeds – Anise Seed; Celery Seed; Caraway Seed; Cumin Seed; Coriander Seed; Dill Seed; Fennel Seed; Black Mustard Seed; Yellow Mustard Seed; Black Sesame Seed.
Pleasing Powders (Ground / Granules) (- Allspice Powder; Basil Powder; Cumin Powder; Celery Seed Powder; Cloves Powder; Coriander Seed Powder; Cumin Seed Powder; Ginger Powder; Garlic Powder; Lemon Juice Powder; Lemon Peel Granules; Lime Juice Powder; Yellow Mustard Seed Powder; Nutmeg Powder; Onion Granules; Paprika; Smoked Paprika; Rosemary Powder; Sage Powder; Stevia Powder; Thyme Powder; Turmeric.
Italian Fare – Basil; Oregano; Rosemary; Parsley; Anise Seed; Onion Granules; Garlic Granules; Coarse Grind Sea Salt, Chile Flakes.
Magnificent Mexican – Oregano; Anise Seed; Ground Cumin; Cilantro Leaf; Epazote; Onion Granules; Garlic Granules; Chile Spice Blend; Chipotle Salsa; Chipotle Peppers; Cayenne; Annatto Seed; Ancho Chile.
Holiday Heaven – Sage; Whole Nutmeg; Apple Pie Spies; Pumpkin Pie Spices; Ground Ginger; Ground Cardamom; 6” Cinnamon Sticks; Mulling Spices.
Tasty Teas – Chinese Black Tea; Chamomile Tea Bags; Chai Tea; Mulling Spices; Orange Spice Tea; Peppermint Tea Bags; Spearmint Spice Tea; Rose Buds.
Accessories – Small Muslin Spice Bags 3” x 5”; Large Muslin Spice Bags 4” x 6”; Small Sealable Tea Bags ; Large Sealable Tea Bags.

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