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Bolete Mushroom

The Bolete Mushroom

The Bolete mushroom is considered among many to be one of the best tasting mushrooms around.  This very popular mushroom grows all over the world and is especially widespread throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The Bolete mushroom grows on the ground near trees.  In fact, the bolete and the tree have a commensual relationship in that […]

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Pink Himalayan Salt Vs Regular Salt

Pink Himalayan Salt Vs Regular Salt

Today we are addressing a question we received recently from a MySpicer customer about pink himalayan salt vs regular salt.  “What is the difference between pink Himalayan salt and more traditional salts such as table salt or sea salt?  Do they taste different and can I use them interchangeably while cooking?” Other than trace minerals […]

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Most Common Mexican Spices

Most Common Mexican Spices

With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, we thought it might be a good time to share with you a little about the most common Mexican spices. Most Common Mexican Spices Anise Anise is a common spice used for flavoring Mexican sweets such as cakes and cookies.  It has a very distinct licorice […]

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How To Use Tomato Powder

How To Use Tomato Powder

Tomato powder is a must have in every pantry. It can be used in so many applications and will really enhance your meals in ways that you never imagined. Here are some great suggestions for how to use tomato powder Tomato Soup What if you are making grilled cheese and decide you would like tomato […]

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Great Spice Giveaway

Do Spices Go Bad?

A question we receive often at MySpicer is, “Do spices go bad?” When properly stored, spices will not go bad in terms of becoming rancid or spoiled.  It is quite rare for a spice to go bad. However, spices do have a shelf life because they lose potency and flavor over time. Here are some […]

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Chile De Arbol Peppers

Chile De Arbol Peppers

Here is some interesting information about the De Arbol Chile. MySpicer carries this pepper in bulk in whole and powdered form. The Chile de Arbol peppers are small Mexican chile peppers. The Spanish translation of the name chile de arbol means “tree chili” and they are named this because of the woodlike stems that are […]

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uses for coriander seed

5 Uses For Coriander Seeds

Coriander is unique in that it is considered to be both an herb and a spice because the plant produces both of these. The leaf of the coriander plant is the herb cilantro, while the seed of the coriander plant is the spice coriander. Coriander seeds are used in both whole and ground form in […]

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history of turmeric

The History of Turmeric

The next spice we will take a closer look at in our History of Spice Series is Turmeric. Common Name: Turmeric Scientific Name: Curcuma longa Other Names: Kasturi Manjal, Curcuma, Turmeric Root, Yu Jin, Safran Bourbon, Indian Saffron, Pian Jiang Huang Description Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant which is a […]

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uses for dry mustard

4 Uses for Dry Mustard

Dry mustard powder is made from ground mustard seeds. Dry mustard by itself has no flavor or taste. It must be combined with water to release the essential oil which gives it flavor. Room-temperature tap water works best in this role. Just mix the dry mustard flour with plain water and allow it to sit […]

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annatto

What the heck is annatto?

Have you ever noticed the ingredient annatto seeds or ground annatto called for in your recipe and wondered, “What the heck is annatto?” Annatto comes from the seeds of the achiote tree. The achiote is a small tree, shrub-like, that grows in tropical areas of the world. Annatto is technically a spice because it comes […]

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