Newsletter Autumn 2017

March 01, 2017 posted in General

We hope you have all had a happy, safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.  Whether your holiday fare was traditional or cutting-edge, we trust that it was all deliciously spiced.  Forgetting about turkey this time, our centerpiece was the fabulous chicken salad with curry dressing that featured in the Summer Box of Ideas.  It was followed by Kate’s fantastic Christmas Pavlova with fig syrup.  You’ll

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Newsletter Summer 2016/2017

December 16, 2016 posted in General

Cook's Vacation Summer is traditionally holiday time, although of course the business of feeding ourselves continues regardless of school holidays and days off from work.  The question is: how can the cook of the family get a break?  We’ve given it some thought, and the trusty barbecue seems the way to spread the load and minimize the effort. So, to make it as easy

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Substitute Ideas for Some Native Spices

September 08, 2016 posted in Australian Native Spices

With Bush Tomato, Native Pepperberry and Wattleseed in short supply due to climatic conditions, here are some ideas that could be used as a *substitute for these unique flavours. Bush Tomato (Akudjura): This spice has a caramel-like aroma and flavour with slightly bitter background notes reminiscent of baked Anzac biscuits. Mix these quantities of ground spices together, then use at about half the quantity you would

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Newsletter Spring 2016

September 01, 2016 posted in General

Have you all enjoyed the Olympic experience this year?  Although not great sport addicts, we took the opportunity to celebrate South America in our own way, calling upon our Tempero Baino and Chimichurri spice mixes to take us, in an armchair kind of way, to all the excitement.  We’re quite addicted to the seafood stew on the back of the Tempero Baiano pack, ringing our own changes with

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Spice Classes & Conversations

June 29, 2016 posted in Behind the Scenes

Want to learn more about spices, their history and how to use them? View Upcoming Events on our website to see where Ian ‘Herbie’ Hemphill is giving a Spice Appreciation Class or engaging audiences in Spice Conversations. If you are looking for a hands-on experience, this special Spice Essentials with Ian and Kate at The Essential Ingredient should not be missed. Some of the aspects Ian will cover in

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Newsletter Winter 2016

June 01, 2016 posted in Newsletters

So, the store in Rozelle has closed its doors and the sky hasn’t fallen in.  In the last few weeks of trading, we had many of our dear, long-standing and familiar customers popping in for a chat and to wish us well … all quite emotional!  However, everything went to plan and we know local customers are already very happy with the complete range

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Index of Botanical and Common Names

May 20, 2016 posted in Book Tour

Have you tried to find the botanical name of a herb or spice lately?   The Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition lists over 350 botanical names of various herbs and spices. To make it easy to find these, we have created a searchable PDF that shows: Every spice and herb in the Spice & Herb Bible 3rd Edition Botanical name/s as some plants

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