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How To Keep Your Spices Fresh
How To Keep Your Spices Fresh

Photo Credit: Sudhamshu Hebbar We take great pride in having the freshest spices you can buy online. We know how important it is to cook with fresh spices, the fresher the spices the better all of your recipes will taste. So, we wanted to pass along a few tips to help you extend the life […]



11 Ways to Fix-up Fast Food
11 Ways to Fix-up Fast Food

We all know it would be ideal to cook a delicious homemade meal every time. But when you have a busy schedule sometimes you have to resort to fast food. With all the different food chains available today eventually the same cheeseburgers, tacos, and pizza just get boring. We decided to come up with a few ideas to spice up old drive-thru or frozen foods to give them a more made-in-the-kitchen feel.



Ghost Chili Pepper - An Introduction (or WARNING)
Ghost Chili Pepper – An Introduction (or WARNING)

The Ghost Chili Pepper (also known as Bhut Jolokia or Naga Jolokia) is one of the world’s hottest chili peppers. Watch out for this one! An HPLC analysis has tested the ghost chili at 1,041,427 Scoville heat units!!! Probably too hot to eat alone, a little bit will instantly heat up any sauce or mix you’re […]



Can't grill out, get some Charcoal Seasoning!
Can’t grill out, get some Charcoal Seasoning!

We’ve all been stuck in those apartment leases where the landlord won’t allow grills, so what do you do in the summer with no grill? Bring the flavor of the grill inside to your kitchen. Add a little of our secret Charcoal Seasoning, then bake, broil, or pan fry your favorite grilled item and watch as your […]



Saigon Cinnamon Ice Cream
Saigon Cinnamon Ice Cream

With Summer now upon us, what better time to make some home made ice cream.  This recipe is sure to cool you down on a hot summers day.  Using our freshest Saigon Cinnamon, whipping cream, milk, sugar and some other ingredients you will not be let down.  Click on the link below to get a […]



Fun Facts on Popcorn
Fun Facts on Popcorn

  Each year Americans consume a whooping 16 billion quarts of popcorn Popcorn can be a healthy whole grain snack depending on how it is cooked Air popped popcorn has only 31Kcal per cup Most of America’s popcorn is grown in the Mid west The peak time to eat popcorn is in the fall maybe […]



National Soup Month
National Soup Month

Perhaps it is the colder weather that brings National Soup Month to us in January.  A little history on soup.  Soup has been traced back as far as 6000 B.C., notably it seems that Hippopotamus was the first known meat used for soups.  We know the early Greeks sold soup in their market places and […]



Fun Facts on Lentils
Fun Facts on Lentils

  Lentils are legumes and originated in central Asia They were found in the tombs of the Ancient Egyptians in 2400BC lentils come in all shapes and colors – brown, yellow, red and black French lentils are known for a delicate taste and they hold their shape better after cooking The optical lens is named […]



Spicy Cranberry Chutney
Spicy Cranberry Chutney

  Be different this thanksgiving and wow your guests with a knock out spicy cranberry chutney to go with your turkey. This creative recipe comes from Bo’s Bowl a wonderful food blog. Indian Spiced Cranberry Chutney Ingredients 2 tbs vegetable oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 2inch cinnamon stick 3 whole cloves 1 tbs chopped […]



Tips For Cooking A Turkey
Tips For Cooking A Turkey

There is no right or wrong way of cooking a Turkey for thanksgiving it all comes down to personal taste. Here are a few tips for each method: Brining: brining helps to keep the turkey juicy and works best if the method of cooking is roasting or grilling. In essence its a salt water bath […]