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Is Chilli an Often Much Misunderstood Spice?

June 20, 2024 posted in Behind the Scenes

I awoke to the alarming news that the food regulator in Denmark has banned several varieties of a popular instant noodle brand due to it being too spicy! The regulator’s head of the Chemistry and Food Quality Division stated that the capsaicin levels were higher than in chilli chips! Now, let’s think for a moment about what is going on here, and understand a

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Herbie’s Kitchen June Recipes

June 19, 2024 posted in Cooking

With the much cooler weather we are enjoying curries even  more than usual (which is A LOT).  We have a huge range of Curry Blends, Spices, Recipes and Kits that span the large region of Asia and the wide varieties of curries you'll find.  From a coconut laden and fragrant Thai curry to a rich, deep and earthy North Indian curry, we have you covered.

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Herbie’s Quarterly Newsletter

June 14, 2024 posted in Herbie's Kitchen Monthly Update

Welcome to Herbie's Quarterly Newsletter from the Spicery! We love our home-made pizza …. doesn’t everyone?  We usually mix up a paste using tomato powder and several of our other Herbie’s products in the pantry, and it’s so good that we think it should be available for everyone.  So, we’re happy to announce our new Pizza Sauce Mix.  Just mix half a pack with

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Herbie’s Kitchen May Recipes

May 31, 2024 posted in Autumn

Welcome to the May Recipe Newsletter.  This month we are cooking with a host of new Italian Blends to the Herbie's range.  We now have a Garlic Bread Spice Mix, Bolognese Seasoning, Risotto Spice Blend and Pizza Sauce Mix.  This was enough to inspire us to create the ULTIMATE ITALIAN SPICE KIT, with these great blends, and Fennel Seeds and Chilli Flakes to round

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Herbie’s Kitchen April Recipes

April 23, 2024 posted in Australian Native Spices

Welcome to the April Recipe Newsletter.  This month we are cooking with a wonderful selection of Australian Native Spices, Herbs & Blends.  It's great to see First Nations ingredients becoming part of the every day in Australian households and I hope you enjoy the recipes below. If you are new to cooking with Native Spices, try our TRUE BLUE kit, with 5 packs of

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What is Mastic?

March 20, 2024 posted in Behind the Scenes

Mastic is the name given to the resinous gum that exudes from the scored bark of the Gum Mastic Tree. There are many varieties of mastic trees (Pistacia lentiscus) in the Mediterranean and Middle East, yet most of the world’s production of gum mastic comes from the “Protected Designation of Origin” trees (P. lentiscus var. Chia) that grow on the Greek island of Chios. The name

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Herbie’s Kitchen April Recipes

March 20, 2024 posted in Cooking

LATEST RECIPES FROM KATE AT HERBIE'S KITCHEN   Welcome to the March recipe newsletter, with our favourite recipes for a spice-filled Easter.  For those off on a camping or self-catering adventure, check out our Happy Campers Spice Kit for some spicy shortcuts and holiday recipes and ideas.  You can see all the Easter category recipes HERE.     EASTER BREAKFAST PUDDING This take on

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Herbie’s Spices Newsletter Autumn 2024

February 28, 2024 posted in Autumn

Isn’t it wonderful that our Australian eateries, even in country towns, offer a wide and diverse range of cuisines?  It’s taken for granted that we have a choice of Italian, Turkish, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Indian, and so many more, thanks to the migrants who have chosen to live here and share their fabulous food with us. Mexican is becoming popular, but seems to be

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Herbie’s Kitchen Monthly Update February 2024

February 24, 2024 posted in Cooking

LATEST RECIPES FROM KATE AT HERBIE'S KITCHEN   We've been inspired by the recent Lunar New Year to revisit our favourite Chinese-inspired dishes. Spices are an essential part of Chinese cuisine.. the unmistakeable aroma of Star Anise, or the numbing effect of Sichuan Pepper and the bite of hot dried Chilli. We have a variety of blends to make your favourite dishes with ease.  For younger

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Herbie’s Kitchen Monthly Update January 2024

January 25, 2024 posted in Cooking

LATEST RECIPES FROM KATE AT HERBIE'S KITCHEN   HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope everyone had a wonderful festive season and that you are enjoying the Australian summer.  This month we have some spicy salads for you - whether it's to pack and take to work, have as a side to a bbq, or to have as a simple dinner on a warm evening. Spices

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Pepper and Salt

January 19, 2024 posted in Behind the Scenes

In India, Pepper is the King of Spices and Cardamom the Queen! Recipes say "Season to taste" and people ask "With what?" Answer: to season always means with salt. We were visited by a lovely customer, David. David wanted to know what are the best peppercorns, and all the food shops he visited told him that they had all kinds of salt, but "Yeah,

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What’s so Special About Aleppo Pepper?

January 09, 2024 posted in Behind the Scenes

Besides being a popular spice for Yotam Otolenghi, Aleppo Pepper is becoming the go-to chilli for many cooks and food lovers. Why would a style of chilli be called a pepper? After all it is not a peppercorn! Let’s start with a bit of background. You may recall that Christopher Columbus was sailing west to get to the Indonesian spice islands, because he guessed

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Herbie’s Spices Newsletter Summer 2023 – 2024

November 25, 2023 posted in General

It’s about this time of year that we wonder where the year has gone.  It seems only last week that we packed away the Christmas decorations, and now – already!! – it’s time to be decking the halls, jingling the bells, and spicing all sorts of Christmas foods from pudding and cake to mulled wine and ham.  If you’ve not yet done your cake

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Herbie’s Kitchen Monthly Update November 2023

November 22, 2023 posted in Cooking

LATEST RECIPES FROM KATE AT HERBIE'S KITCHEN The countdown is on!  This month we're giving you some delicious recipes that you can make now to get ahead for entertaining or gifting. If you are starting to plan Christmas Day, our Christmas Feast Spice Kit has 8 packs of premium Herbie's Spices and 12 festive recipes.  From spiced cocktail biscuits, to ham, to mulled wine

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