Toasted Onion Dip

Toasted onion dip can be whipped up in seconds thanks to our convenient Toasted Minced Onion.

Hibiscus Tea Concentrate

An easy to prepare concentrate that allows for a variety of beverages.  Hibiscus tea is great just as is. Its clean, tart profile is a perfect thirst quencher on hot summer days.  Or add sweeteners (simple syrups, Stevia, honey, maple syrup), club soda, white wine, fruit to add complexity to the flavor. Ingredients: 2 oz […]

Sue’s Deviled Eggs with French Mustard Herb Blend

The Spice Tin team member, Sue, is widely known for her deviled eggs.  One popular variation that she makes uses French Mustard Herb Blend.  Topping these picnic staples can be creative and delicious. 6 large hard boiled eggs, peeled 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons French Mustard Herb Blend 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or juice […]

Avocado Caprese Salad with Sea Fennel

What can be better than adding avocado and crisp, briny sea fennel to a caprese salad?  Sea fennel, paccasassi, is an Italian seaside favorite. Prep Time:  20 mins    Serves: 6 1/2 pound red cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 pound yellow cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved 2 avocados , diced 1 cucumber […]

Pasta with Summer Squash and Aleppo Chile

This summer pasta dish has a hint of heat and fruit from Aleppo Chile.  Parmesan cheese deepens the flavors while capers in wine vinegar adds  a briny tang. Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil 8 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 pounds assorted summer squashes and zucchini, quartered lengthwise, sliced Kosher salt 1+ teaspoon Aleppo Chile Flakes 12 ounces paccheri, ziti, or […]

Georgia on Our Minds

First Squares Food Tour Savannah

While sheltering at home last year, Jan and I spent most of our time fantasizing about our next adventure. We decided that it had to be stateside, someplace we’ve never been, known for great food, preferably warm and, if possible, have a seacoast. Historic Savannah, Georgia was our easy choice. After we received our vaccines, […]

Amy’s Easy Pork Carnitas

pork carnitas shredded

This recipe for Easy Pork Carnitas comes to us from our dear Amy in the shop. In her recipe, the slow cooker or Instant Pot does most of the work for you and the result is foolproof Mexican pulled pork that is juicy and flavorful—perfect for tacos, tostadas, gorditas, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, or rice […]

Sumac and Saffron Spritzer

YIELD: 1 CUP 15 to 20 saffron strands ½ cup (100 g) sugar 4 green cardamom pods, smashed 1 oz (1/4 c /30 g) ground sumac Chilled club soda or water PREPARATION Grind the saffron with 2 Tbsp. of sugar to a fine powder using a mortar and pestle. In a medium saucepan over medium-high […]

Burnin’ Love Spicy Brownies

Spicy Brownies? Yes, especially for Valentine’s Day. February 14 and chocolate are a match made in heaven, just like you and your sweetie. At the Spice Tin, we occasionally like to heat things up a bit, especially when it comes to love. Mole Spice kicks this traditional brownie up a notch and Indonesian Cinnamon lends […]

Sue’s Harissa Chicken Thighs

harissa chicken thighs topped with cilantro

This recipe for Harissa Chicken Thighs comes to us from Sue, a valuable member of the Spice Tin Team for the last six years. She adapted this recipe from one in Sunset magazine and made it for a book club meeting. It was a hit! Sue’s interests include cooking/entertaining, hiking, camping and reading—whether it’s a […]

Mulling Spice Cake, Warm Winter Flavors

While reading the original recipe for this Mulling Spice Cake, I thought that grinding our mulling spice blend would be a fun revision.  This recipe makes a delicious cake resounding with warm winter flavors.  For the first baking, I needed something to gift to our local bank staff who takes such good care of me […]

Red Pesto Tarte Soleil

red pesto tarte soleil pesto Rosso with ricotta dip

We have great news for fans of our Pesto—a new Pesto Rosso is now also available in the shop! This kicky, crimson cousin to the popular basil pesto is also made locally by the Queirolo Girls, including our longtime employee Dona. Made with sundried tomatoes, almonds, olives and spices, the Red Pesto goes well as […]

Cranberry Sauce for Every Thanksgiving Table

cranberry sauce ingredients laid out on a table

Thanksgiving might look a little different this year for many families. The pandemic has made it difficult to gather together as we traditionally might, but it’s likely that we will still connect with each other through food no matter where we are in the world. Grandmother’s cornbread stuffing will find its way to the table, […]

Andalusian Pinchitos

INGREDIENTS 1 # skinless chicken breast, lamb or pork 1⁄2 teaspoon coriander seed, roughly ground 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin seed, roughly ground 1⁄2 teaspoon fennel seed, roughly ground 1 -2 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 pinch saffron, infused with 2 tablespoons boiling water 1 tablespoon chopped […]

Amy’s Spice Tin Granola

  Spice Tin Team member Amy gifted us this recipe for a sweet and crunchy granola to add to yogurt and fruit or just enjoy alone.   Use as topping for pies and fruit tarts.   Ingredients: 3-½ cups old fashion oatmeal—regular or gluten free ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts ½ cup coarsely chopped almonds ½ […]

French Onion Dip

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 4 teaspoons  beef bouillon granules 2 tablespoons onion, minced, toasted 1 teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon sugar ½ teaspoon dried parsley 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream Instructions Combine the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until ready to use. Place the […]

Mother’s Day Menu 2020 – Sheltering at Home Era

Just recently we were lucky enough to score a bottle of Boyle MacDonald 2018 Dry Rose.   Winemaker Kate has done it again with this beautiful French style rose.   Craig in his quiet, shy manner(a bit of humor here!)  shared ideas of what to pair with  this light, dry wine.  Mother’s Day brunch came to mind. […]

Roasted Chicken Thighs With Winter Squash

Credit to Melissa Clark, New York Times Cooking for original recipe.   Time: 45 minutes, plus 30 minutes’ marinating Yield: 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1/2 lemon, ends trimmed, halved lengthwise, seeds removed, and thinly sliced crosswise into wedges 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 and 1/2 pounds) 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil […]

Spices to the Rescue

Notes from The Spice Tin: From the beginning of time spices and herbs have been used to treat illness due to their powerful phytonutients.  During this worrisome flu season, my spice cabinet has become my first line of defense.  Cinnamon, clove, oregano are ingredients in my sanitizing hand spray.  Turmeric which we take every day […]

Sri Lanka Cinnamon Tea

4-5 Sri Lanka Cinnamon sticks, aka Ceylon Cinnamon 6-8 cups water Put cinnamon and water in pan. Turn burner to medium high Steep, do not boil, for 40 minutes.  For more intense flavor, pour put mixture in refrigerator overnight. Strain cinnamon, pour beverage into glass with ice for refreshing summer sipping.  During the winter months […]