Simply Sumac

Sumac is one of the easiest to use and most agreeable of spices. Sumac trees (Rhus coriaria) grow wild in the Mediterranean region and are found in southern Italy and much of the Middle East, especially south-eastern Turkey and Iran. Sumac berries were used by the Romans, who referred to them as Syrian sumac. Lemons being unknown in Europe at that time, sumac was a

NEWSLETTER: Summer 2009/2010

Christmas Time Once again Christmas is upon us, a time for friends, family and fabulous food. For yet another festive season, by some careful juggling of contents and recipes, we’ve held the price of our popular Spice Kits at their existing points of $20.00, $25.00 and $30.00 (excepting the larger special boxes). Order online at or phone us on (02) 9555 6035. In the countdown

Herbie’s Newsletter Summer 2019 – 2020

We’re all in accord about single-use plastics. Having seen huge drifts of plastic in the pristine seas off the Indonesian islands, we know just how important it is to get rid of those shopping bags, plastic wraps and sandwich bags. When one gets emotional about bad plastics, it’s easy to begin to demonize all plastics, and perhaps it’s timely to repeat this message from our Newsletter of some years ago.


Cumin Seed Ground

Often called ‘the curry spice’ ground cumin seeds are essential in curry making.


Cumin Seed Whole

Whole seeds are delicious when dry-roasted in a pan and added to Indian dishes.

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