NEWSLETTER: Spring 2009

September 01, 2009 posted in Newsletters

Mastic, as seen on Masterchef It seems that most of Australia has avidly watched the TV prime-time show, Masterchef. We are proud to be the herb and spice suppliers for the show, and find it interesting to see the immediate consumer response when something unusual is featured on the show. The little-known Greek spice, mastic , for instance. Mastic, or mastiha to the Greeks, is a

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Lime Leaves

July 08, 2009 posted in General

In this webisode, Herbie talks about Lime Leaves, and how they can be used in cooking Products discussed in this videos from Herbies shop Lime Leaf Granules Lime Leaves Kaffir Whole

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Bay Leaves Explained

July 08, 2009 posted in General

In this episode of Herbie’s TV, Herbie talks about the Bay Tree, and how to use your Bay Leaves in cooking. Order Bay Leaves From Herbies Shop Bay Leaves Ground 20g Whole Bay Leaves (Turkish) 7g Whole Bay Leaves Premium Grade 3g Indian Bay Leaves (“Tejpat”) 2g Bay Seasoning

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Lemon Myrtle Explained

July 08, 2009 posted in General

Australian native herbs and spices are become more popular as cooks learn how to use them. In this video, Herbie talks about the lemon myrtle tree and how to use the leaves effectively in your everyday cooking. Hope you enjoy this video. Products in this Video Lemon Myrtle Leaf Whole Lemon Myrtle Leaf Ground

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Saffron

July 08, 2009 posted in General

In this episode of Herbie’s TV, Herbie talks about Saffron, and shows you how to identify fake saffron. Order Saffron From Herbies Shop Saffron Iranian Whole & Broken Saffron Kashmiri Whole Stigma

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No Added Salt Spice Blends

June 17, 2009 posted in General

Frequently customers ask which of our spice blends contain no added salt. When you click on the name of any item in the catalogue pages, you will see a complete description and an ingredient listing if applicable. Below is a list of our herb and spice blends that contain no added salt. Click on an item to visit the product on our website. Baharat

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NEWSLETTER: Winter 2009

June 01, 2009 posted in Newsletters

What’s in a Name? Herbs and spices sometimes go by several different names, for example black cardamom/brown cardamom, nigella/kolonji, and grains of paradise/Saharan nutmeg. It happens with Australian natives, too, and a case in point is bush tomato, which only refers to the small whole fruit. When it’s ground, it goes by the name akudjura or kutjera, even though it is the same botanical

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Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition

May 18, 2009 posted in General

By Ian Hemphill with recipes by Kate Hemphill The Spice & Herb Bible third edition in hard cover is the master work from Australia’s premier spice expert, Ian (Herbie) Hemphill. In 2007 The Spice & Herb Bible second edition was joint winner of the award for Best Reference Book at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Cookbook Awards in Chicago. Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill is an

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Selim Pepper Pods

May 18, 2009 posted in General

New to Herbie's Spices - Selim Pepper Pods A highly aromatic and exotic camphor-scented pepper native to West Africa. Botanical Name: Xylopia aethiopica Other Common Names: African pepper, Ethiopian pepper, Grains of Selim, Guinea pepper, kimba pepper, negro pepper and Senegal pepper Description & Use: Selim pepper is possibly the rarest spice we have sourced for some time, it’s bound to please the pepper fans.

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Lemon Thyme

May 18, 2009 posted in General

New to Herbie’s Spices - Lemon Thyme Premium grade lemon thyme grown in Australia. Other Common Names: Lemon Thyme. Botanical Name: (Thymus citriodorus) Description and Use: Lemon thyme is a member of the same family as one of the best known of culinary herbs, thyme. Lemon thyme has a strong, lemon and citrus-like, almost medicinal aroma and agreeable, savoury pungency. It is an important herb

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Aleppo Pepper

May 18, 2009 posted in General

New to Herbie’s Spices - Aleppo Pepper Description & Use: Aleppo Pepper is a highly desirable variety of chilli, popular for its warm, fruity flavour and mild chilli bite. The warm fruity flavour and mild chilli heat of Aleppo Pepper makes this unique spice a versatile addition to most savoury dishes. Sprinkle on pizzas and pasta, add to scrambled eggs and omelettes and even

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Dagar Phool

May 18, 2009 posted in General

New to Herbie’s Spices - Dagar Phool Dagar Phool is an exotic fungus (lichen) used in Indian cooking. Botanical Name: Parmelia Perlata Description & Use: Dagar Phool, is an exotic fungus also known as Black Stone Flower, Dagarful, Kalpasi or Dagar da Phool, used in Indian foods. Have you ever been to an Indian restaurant and thought, “This tastes so good, why can’t I

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Ras El Hanout

May 18, 2009 posted in General

Contains: Paprika, Cumin, Ginger, Coriander Seed, Cassia, Turmeric, Fennel Seed, Allspice, Cardamom Green, Dill Seed, Galangal, Nutmeg, Orris root, Bay Leaves, Caraway Seed, Cayenne, Cloves, Mace, Black Pepper, Brown Cardamom, Whole Kashmiri Saffron Stigma. Description & Use: Ras el Hanout is a classic blend used in Moroccan cooking. The name means ‘top of the shop’ or the very best spice blend that a spice merchant

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