NEWSLETTER: June – July 1999

June 01, 1999 posted in Newsletters

Baby Boomers Fight Cholesterol All the baby-boomers are turning fifty and finding themselves in cholesterol territory. Suddenly everyone’s trying to find a way to make fish interesting for at least four meals a week, which is a bit of a shock for the steak and meatloaf brigade! Here are a few suggestions to make fish taste great. Sprinkle both sides of a ling fillet

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NEWSLETTER: April – May 1999

April 01, 1999 posted in Newsletters

Easter’s here again – more of those chocolate eggs! Of course it’s natural to use the egg, a symbol of regeneration, at this time in the Christian calendar, but do they have to be chocolate? On the subject of eggs, we’d like to share a recipe with you – have it as a brunch on a lazy Easter long weekend morning, and it’s equally

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NEWSLETTER: February – March 1999

February 01, 1999 posted in Newsletters

You can tell the new year is firmly established once you can write the date without making a mistake! We trust you had an enjoyable break over Christmas and are ready to face the new year with renewed energy. Kids in the Kitchen One of the lovely parts of Christmas is catching up with friends and their families, and we were interested to hear

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NEWSLETTER: December 1998 – January 1999

December 01, 1998 posted in Newsletters

All the very best of the Christmas season to you! We hope it’s a good one, and that 1999 sees out the millennium in style. Grind it out A little story for you: last time we were in India, we searched high and low for a domestic spice grinder. Most Indian households now use electric grinders, however we finally found a cast iron one

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NEWSLETTER: October – November 1998

October 01, 1998 posted in Newsletters

We’ve had a suggestion that we should give a little more guidance on how to use some of the spices, so we’ll keep that in mind and try to include a few in each Newsletter. Spicy Delema – a Guide There’s a little confusion about cinnamon and cassia – how they are similar, and what makes them different. Botanically, they are “cousins”, with the

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NEWSLETTER: August – September 1998

August 01, 1998 posted in Newsletters

We’re proud to say that our mailing list has grown to almost unmanageable proportions! Naturally we’re delighted that so many people have asked for our Newsletter, but now that we’ve been established for a whole year (Happy Birthday to Us!), we feel the time has come to review the list and make sure that we are not wasting paper on people who don’t need

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NEWSLETTER: June – July 1998

June 01, 1998 posted in Newsletters

It’s been a season of exposure and more exposure for us here at Herbie’s. Never at a loss for words where spices are concerned, Herbie has been spreading the word … at the National Dietitian’s Conference, where flavour without danger was the theme, and at Food Of Orange District’s food festival, where he brought the spice message to a luncheon at Selkirk’s restaurant. Naturally,

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NEWSLETTER: April – May 1998

April 01, 1998 posted in Newsletters

Mother of all Spice Kits Our very best wishes for a safe and happy Easter! Mother’s Day is looming, and we’ve made a new Spice Kit especially for the occasion. This one is in a deep purple box, with a soft lilac ribbon giving it a feminine look. The recipes have been designed for cooks in the age group of about eight to fourteen,

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NEWSLETTER: February – March 1998

February 01, 1998 posted in Newsletters

Happy New Year to you all! Thanks for all the positive reports about the sumach – we’re glad you enjoyed it. While the rest of you were holidaying, we at Herbie’s have been working on an itinerary for a Herbie’s Spice Discovery Tour, which will involve two weeks in India, in January 1999. We’ll be looking at the growing, harvesting and processing of spices,

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NEWSLETTER: December 1997 – January 1998

December 01, 1997 posted in Newsletters

‘Tis the season to be jolly, also the season to make cakes and puddings and cocktail foods for Christmas parties. It’s the time for gift-giving as well, and we hope you enjoy the little gift we have popped in for you with this Newsletter. Sumach Time Now You may not have heard of sumach (sometimes called sumac) but rest assured, we’re not trying to

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NEWSLETTER: September – October 1997

September 01, 1997 posted in Newsletters

Everyone talks about job satisfaction and its importance in relation to the contentment and well-being of the worker. We at Herbie’s Spices must be the most contented and well of all, because we’re lucky enough to be doing exactly what makes us happy and we’re able to say it’s our job! The response to Herbie’s spice shop has been overwhelming positive, and people tell

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NEWSLETTER: July – August 1997

July 01, 1997 posted in Newsletters

Hello! We are delighted to include you in our very first issue of Herbie’s News. Many of our customers have been surprised to find that there actually IS a Herbie – he’s also known as Ian Hemphill, one of Australia’s foremost culinary herb and spice experts. Because his parents John and Rosemary pioneered the herb and spice industry before and during Ian’s schooldays, the

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