Newsletter Spring 2017

August 29, 2017 posted in General

Australian Blends Looking back over the Spring newsletter of last year, we see it’s an entire year since we had to make our True Blue Aussie spice kit unavailable due to difficulty in accessing some of the Australian native herbs and spices.  Sadly, the situation is still not good, so during the past year, we have circumvented the problems by using what’s available to

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Newsletter Winter 2017

August 22, 2017 posted in General

July 7th this year marks 20 years since we opened the doors of Herbie’s Spices in Rozelle.  What amazing, fulfilling, exciting years they have been, and we wouldn’t have missed a minute of it!  Our decision last year to close the retail store in Rozelle was the right move at the right time, and you all know that we are still here, still meeting your spice requirements,

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For the Love of Cardamom!

August 01, 2017 posted in General

In January 1997, Liz and I spent a month in Cochin, South India to take a Spice Sabbatical in preparation for opening Herbie’s Spices on the 7th of July 1997 – 20 years ago. Cardamom remains one of my favourite spices, therefore it seems appropriate to share this experience with you, one that I wrote about in my book Spice Travels that was published in 2001.

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Turmeric Explained

July 19, 2017 posted in Behind the Scenes

Turmeric is receiving worldwide interest, due to the many health-giving properties being debated by scientists, and natural health practitioners. Whatever you believe about turmeric (and a Google search will give you lots of pros and cons), we believe it is a wonderful spice, and one that can be enjoyed culinarily in many different ways. We are not health practitioners, as our expertise relates only

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New Slow-Cooking Spice Kit from Herbie’s Spices

July 06, 2017 posted in Latest News

Herbie’s Spice Kits remain as popular as ever, partly because nearly every kit has been inspired by suggestions from our customers. With this in mind, we turned to social media and asked our followers to come up with their own suggestions as to what they’d like to see us make up next. As an incentive, we promised the sender of the kit idea we chose,

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Three New American-Inspired Spice Blends for 4th July

June 14, 2017 posted in Cooking

Three New American-Inspired Spice Blends for 4th July One cuisine that is often overlooked, yet has influenced Australian tastes for decades, is that of The United States of America. Just think, American as Apple Pie, Turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Tex-Mex, Pastrami on Rye, Sourdough, Cajun, Creole, File Gumbo, Fried Chicken, and of course Pumpkin Pie! Herbie & Liz visited Herbie’s Spices

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Herbie’s Spice Q & A With our USA Distributor

June 09, 2017 posted in Behind the Scenes

Herbie and Liz visited their USA distributor Williamson Wines, and together with owners Dawn and Bill Williamson, and their winery Executive Chef Tommy, himself a CIA Alumni. they recently addressed the Culinary Institute of America on the effective use of spices and how spice blends work with wines. Here are videos of Herbie’s answers to questions from that session. What does the “Best Before Date” on

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We Want Your Advice!

May 17, 2017 posted in Cooking

Herbie’s spice kits have been providing you with easy and affordable gift solutions for 20 years. Themed by cuisine (French, Moroccan, Persian, Indian, Asian etc.), by experience (Comfort Food, Barbecue, Happy Campers etc.), or by need (Low Calorie, Salt Free, Vegetarian etc.). The range of kits has grown over the years to meet your changing expectations. Now, IT’S TIME FOR A NEW SPICE KIT, and we want

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Why Herbie’s Vanilla Bean Paste?

May 11, 2017 posted in Behind the Scenes

For many years Herbie has been frustrated with the inability to source a really good Vanilla Bean Paste. Why is this so? Most vanilla bean pastes are made up of: spent vanilla (that’s the organic material left over after the process of making vanilla extract) sugar syrup various thickeners vanilla extract in alcohol added back in for flavour. These products contain a very small

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