MySpicer | Spices, Herbs, Seasonings https://www.myspicer.com Wholesale herbs and spices and quality gourmet ingredients online at myspicer.com | fresh dried herbs and spices in whole, ground and powdered form. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:02:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Green Chile Flakes Sale https://www.myspicer.com/green-chile-flakes-sale/ https://www.myspicer.com/green-chile-flakes-sale/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 21:27:18 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=30348 We are having a huge Green Chile Flakes Sale because…oops! We accidentally doubled our last order so enjoy these great savings to help reduce our inventory. You will never see prices this low again! Sprinkle our green chile flakes on pizza, stews, soups and more for a great flavor boost. Made from the finest New Mexico Greens. […]

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We are having a huge Green Chile Flakes Sale because…oops! We accidentally doubled our last order so enjoy these great savings to help reduce our inventory. You will never see prices this low again!

Sprinkle our green chile flakes on pizza, stews, soups and more for a great flavor boost. Made from the finest New Mexico Greens. They add a splash of flavor and color to most any dish. Our green chile flakes are great in TexMex recipes. Add these to your tacos and fajitas. Try re-hydrating our green chile flakes and blend them into your own chile salsa. YeeHaw!

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5 Pink Peppercorn Facts https://www.myspicer.com/5-pink-peppercorn-facts/ https://www.myspicer.com/5-pink-peppercorn-facts/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:08:16 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=30125 Don’t let the name fool you! This unique spice is a dried berry. Here are 5 Interesting Pink Peppercorn Facts Pink Peppercorns are not peppercorns. The pink peppercorn is actually not a peppercorn. It is a pink berry that comes from the Brazilian Pepper Tree or the Peruvian Pepper tree. They are called peppercorns because they […]

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pink peppercorn facts

Don’t let the name fool you! This unique spice is a dried berry.

Here are 5 Interesting Pink Peppercorn Facts

  1. Pink Peppercorns are not peppercorns. The pink peppercorn is actually not a peppercorn. It is a pink berry that comes from the Brazilian Pepper Tree or the Peruvian Pepper tree. They are called peppercorns because they are similar in size to other peppercorns, (white or black) and have a peppery flavor.
  2. Pink Peppercorns are native to native to South America. They grow well in hot, wet climates.
  3. Pink Peppercorns work well in both savory and sweet recipes. They have a similar peppery flavor to black pepper but because the pink peppercorn is a berry, it also offers a sweet, fruity flavor.
  4. Pink Peppercorns are light and concave. They are not solid and hard like the black peppercorn. The pink peppercorn is lighter and more hollow than real peppercorns. For this reason, when mixed with a peppercorn medley in a grinder, make sure to use a grinder with a coarse setting.
  5. Pink Peppercorns are susceptible to heat. Make sure to add these towards the end when using high heat or a long cooking time for your recipe, or they will lose their flavor.

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5 Benefits of Using Dendritic Salt https://www.myspicer.com/5-benefits-using-dendritic-salt/ https://www.myspicer.com/5-benefits-using-dendritic-salt/#respond Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:28:54 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=29891 The word dendritic is an adjective meaning of a branched shape or having qualities of a tree. The name of this salt comes from the fact that the dendritic salt crystal has a star-shaped, branch-like surface area. Dendritic salt is a high purity, food grade form of table salt. The purification process creates this star-shaped, […]

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The word dendritic is an adjective meaning of a branched shape or having qualities of a tree. The name of this salt comes from the fact that the dendritic salt crystal has a star-shaped, branch-like surface area. Dendritic salt is a high purity, food grade form of table salt. The purification process creates this star-shaped, porous crystal. Traditional salts have a flatter, faceted surface. The star-shaped crystal offers many benefits.

Here are 5 Benefits of Using Dendritic Salt

  1. Adherence. The star and porous shape of this salt makes it adhere to surfaces much better than regular salts. This makes this product a great choice for potato chip seasoning, popcorn blends or other toppings.
  2. Cost Savings. Dendritic salt has a larger surface area than traditional salt so less dendritic salt is required to fill the same amount of space as other salts. This makes it a great cost-effective option for adding bulk to your blends or for filling containers.
  3. Ideal for Bath Products. This salt retains more than 2.5 times the amount of volatile essential oils as compared to regular salts. This helps scented bath salts retain their scent longer. It also dissolves faster than traditional salt in bath water.
  4. Prevents Clumping. The characteristics of this salt also help to prevent clumping. This makes it a great additive in breakfast cereals, toppings, mixes, blends or any other food product that may tend to clump.
  5. Blending. The branch like shape of the salt crystal gives it fantastic blending properties. The low bulk density of this product means the salt will blend more evenly and not end up sinking to the bottom of your blend for uneven consistency.

MySpicer stocks dendritic salt in quantities ranging from ¼ pound to as large as a 35 pound pail. We also stock an amazing variety of other types of salts in our online store.

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What is Arrowroot Powder? https://www.myspicer.com/what-is-arrowroot-powder/ https://www.myspicer.com/what-is-arrowroot-powder/#respond Mon, 30 Jan 2017 18:10:09 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=29423 Arrowroot powder is a powdered starch that comes from the root of the tropical plant Maranta arundinacea. This plant is a large perennial that grows in South America. This root was used by the Aruac Indians to draw poison from wounds made by poison arrows and some say that is how arrowroot got its English […]

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Arrowroot powder is a powdered starch that comes from the root of the tropical plant Maranta arundinacea. This plant is a large perennial that grows in South America.

This root was used by the Aruac Indians to draw poison from wounds made by poison arrows and some say that is how arrowroot got its English name.

What is arrowroot powder and how do you use it?

Arrowroot is used for thickening in the same way you might use corn starch. Some of the great advantages of using arrowroot instead of corn starch or flour is that it creates a very clear gel when thickened. This keeps sauces or gravies from changing colors and creates clear glazes for the tops of pies.  One of the other great advantages of this starch is that it is gluten free.

Some of the disadvantages of arrowroot is that it can lose its thickening ability with too high a temperature or prolonged heating. Make sure to create your glazes or cook your sauces at a low temperature.

Overall, arrowroot powder is a good choice for your starch. It is vegan, gluten free, good for your digestive system and low in calories.

You might also be interested in our other thickening products.

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Use more pepper in 2017 https://www.myspicer.com/use-more-pepper-2017/ https://www.myspicer.com/use-more-pepper-2017/#respond Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:21:15 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=29214 Here is a fun New Year’s resolution: use more pepper. I love pepper! It makes everything taste better and takes food that might be bland and makes it good. But taste isn’t the only reason you should be using more pepper. Here are 4 great reasons to use more pepper in 2017. Pepper has cancer fighting […]

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Here is a fun New Year’s resolution: use more pepper.

use more pepperI love pepper! It makes everything taste better and takes food that might be bland and makes it good. But taste isn’t the only reason you should be using more pepper. Here are 4 great reasons to use more pepper in 2017.

  1. Pepper has cancer fighting properties. According to a study published by the University of Michigan Cancer Center, the chemical compound in peppercorns called piperine may be able to help prevent a breast cancer tumor from developing.
  2. Pepper is a natural decongestant. Add some extra pepper to your soup and it will help you breathe easier.
  3. Pepper is good for your laundry, really. Did you know that pepper can help keep the colors in your clothing more vibrant? Sprinkle some pepper in with your load of laundry and your regular washing detergent. You will notice the difference.
  4. Pepper helps improve digestion. Black pepper helps to stimulate your taste buds. When this happens your stomach will naturally begin to increase hydrochloric acid secretion. This secretion is necessary for digestion and helps keep food from sitting in your stomach for a longer period of time which could cause indigestion or heartburn.

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5 Things We Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving https://www.myspicer.com/5-things-we-are-thankful-for-this-thanksgiving/ https://www.myspicer.com/5-things-we-are-thankful-for-this-thanksgiving/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2016 20:48:46 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=28702 Our hard-working, talented, and growing staff at Rocky Mountain Spice Company Pumpkin Pie Spice. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without it! We finally had our first snow in Colorado, November 17th. Our Veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our protection and freedom. YOU – our wonderful MySpicer customers. Thank you loyal customers! Use the coupon […]

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  • Our hard-working, talented, and growing staff at Rocky Mountain Spice Company
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without it!
  • We finally had our first snow in Colorado, November 17th.
  • Our Veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our protection and freedom.
  • YOU – our wonderful MySpicer customers.
  • Thank you loyal customers! Use the coupon code THANKS2016 and receive 15% off anything in our Fall and Thanksgiving spices category. No minimum order required. Offer expires 11/24/2016.

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    When is the best time to apply steak seasoning? https://www.myspicer.com/best-time-to-apply-steak-seasoning/ https://www.myspicer.com/best-time-to-apply-steak-seasoning/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:10:36 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=28464 Are you looking to make the perfect steak? The secret to this is finding the best time to apply steak seasoning to your favorite cut of steak. Most steaks are really good all by themselves. Adding the perfect seasoning can make them that much better! Make sure the steak is dry and not wet before […]

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    Are you looking to make the perfect steak? The secret to this is finding the best time to apply steak seasoning to your favorite cut of steak.

    Most steaks are really good all by themselves. Adding the perfect seasoning can make them that much better!

    best time to apply steak seasoningMake sure the steak is dry and not wet before adding your seasoning. You can pat it with a paper towel to dry it off prior to adding your seasoning. Apply the seasoning on both sides of the steak. Use a generous amount, massaging with your hand until the surface of the meat is totally covered. Turn the steak over and apply to the other side. Cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight. If you are short on time, let your steak sit for at least an hour after applying seasoning if you can. Make sure to choose a steak that is thick, at least ¾ inch think. Using a seasoning that includes a coarser salt, such as sea salt, is often preferable for steaks because of the flavor it brings out in the meat.

    Try our different MySpicer steak seasoning options:

    Steak & Burger Seasoning – a great all-purpose blend that works well as a rub

    Mr. T’s Steak Seasoning – a robust, coarse seasoning blend that will add a nice textural element to your steak

    Canadian Style Steak Seasoning – great option to give you that popular Montreal Steak Spice flavor

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    Best Spice For Fighting Colds https://www.myspicer.com/best-spice-for-fighting-colds/ https://www.myspicer.com/best-spice-for-fighting-colds/#respond Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:07:16 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=28324 October is in full swing and I am beginning to see signs of Fall all around me. The leaves are changing to beautiful gold, orange and red on the trees, the sun is coming up later each morning, and I can feel the cold and dampness starting to move in. Both of my children have already […]

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    October is in full swing and I am beginning to see signs of Fall all around me. The leaves are changing to beautiful gold, orange and red on the trees, the sun is coming up later each morning, and I can feel the cold and dampness starting to move in. Both of my children have already come home with the dreaded cold that starts to pass from child to child around school this time of year.

    So what is the best spice for fighting colds? There are many spices that are popular remedies for the common cold and are believed to help boost your immune system and better protect you from the cold. Cinnamon, sage, rosemary, cloves and nutmeg are a few high on the list.  Beyond the regular spices, there is one “super spice” that seems to have incredibly potent antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-cancer and anti-bacterial properties. This amazing spice is turmeric.

    Best Spice for Fighting ColdsTurmeric contains the substance curcumin. Curcumin is what gives turmeric all of its antioxidant properties and is the reason why this spice is considered to be a natural antibiotic. Any parent will tell you that when their child has a cold that lingers for a long time, they sometimes secretly wish they could give their child antibiotics. The common cold is a virus and although taking antibiotics may help their child get better faster, it is never a good idea to take them for a viral infection, because of the many dangers associated with building up antibiotic resistance.

    This is where turmeric comes in – the natural antibiotic. As far as I’m concerned, if the spice is providing any amount of natural antibiotic properties, no matter how small, to help my kids get over a cold, or keep them from getting a cold in the first place, I’m all for it.

    Turmeric – The Best Spice For Fighting Colds

    There is conflicting information about how much turmeric one needs to really gain any significant benefits. Some believe you need a concentrated amount and should take turmeric in the form of an herbal supplement, while others believe that dried or fresh turmeric in your food or special drink will work just as well.

    There is a popular drink called “golden milk” that is made with milk, turmeric, ginger and honey. People swear by the recipe and its healing properties, but it tends to taste slightly bitter. I personally prefer a hot turmeric tea. Here’s a recipe for Turmeric Tea on allrecipes that is actually quite tasty! I also recommend you add a pinch of black pepper to this recipe. As strange as that sounds, research shows that black pepper helps aid in the absorption of the curcumin in turmeric.

    Enjoy your turmeric tea this Fall and Winter and hopefully you will suffer a few less colds this season.

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    Rosemary, a symbol of love https://www.myspicer.com/rosemary-a-symbol-of-love/ https://www.myspicer.com/rosemary-a-symbol-of-love/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:03:29 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=28143 Sometimes when I am cooking with certain herbs I find myself humming or singing that well known song by Simon and Garfunkel, Scarborough Fair. I’m sure you can hear that familiar folk tune bouncing around in your head now. As I sing the words: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme I especially wonder about rosemary. This […]

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    Sometimes when I am cooking with certain herbs I find myself humming or singing that well known song by Simon and Garfunkel, Scarborough Fair. I’m sure you can hear that familiar folk tune bouncing around in your head now. As I sing the words:

    parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme

    I especially wonder about rosemary. This may be my own personal opinion, but it seems to me that rosemary is the least popular of these four herbs. The meals that I prepare over and over again don’t seem to include this herb as part of the recipe. It’s almost as if this medieval herb has been forgotten or replaced with something else. Perhaps I should expand my recipe collection to include more meals cooked with rosemary. With its piney fragrance and pungent flavor, it is a wonderful herb that adds great flavor. If I had to pick a favorite recipe that includes this herb, it would be rosemary bread.

    Rosemary a symbol of loveIt’s interesting to me that this herb is all but forgotten to me, because rosemary has long been used as a symbol of love and remembrance. I have viewed pictures and read stories from all over the world that include bride, groom and their guests adorned with branches of this delicate herb.  Rosemary is also used in funerals. The herb is sometimes placed in the hands of the deceased or can be sprinkled on the grave, symbolizing eternal love and remembrance for a deceased loved one.

    So maybe that is why Simon and Garfunkel sing about this herb in the lyrics of the old folk song.

    Remember me to one who lives there. She once was a true love of mine.

    The lyrics are about a man trying to find true love. At the Medieval Scarborough Fair, the herbs mentioned in the song represented the qualities that were important to the lyrics. Especially rosemary, the herb of love. It represented love and remembrance of his one true love.

    The next time you bake rosemary bread, take a moment to savor the minty aroma. The smells in your kitchen will serve as a reminder of love and remembrance to those special people in your life now, and to those who are no longer on this earth with us.

     

     

     

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    Pumpkin Spice Season https://www.myspicer.com/pumpkin-spice-season/ https://www.myspicer.com/pumpkin-spice-season/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:16:33 +0000 http://www.myspicer.com/?p=28049 Fall will be here in a week and with the changing colors of the leaves and the cool mornings, I know that pumpkin spice season has also arrived. Pumpkin spice season seems to be everywhere. In fact, my local coffee shop has already started making the popular and loved pumpkin spice latte.  I love the warm […]

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    Fall will be here in a week and with the changing colors of the leaves and the cool mornings, I know that pumpkin spice season has also arrived.

    Pumpkin spice season seems to be everywhere. In fact, my local coffee shop has already started making the popular and loved pumpkin spice latte.  I love the warm flavors and smells of the pumpkin and coffee mixture. The combination of pumpkin and vanilla aroma is comforting.

    To celebrate pumpkin spice season, we thought we would share a recipe for making your own pumpkin spice latte.

    Celebrate pumpkin spice season with a yummy homemade pumpkin spice latte

    pumpkin spice seasonIngredients

    • 1 cup coffee – make sure it is strong brewed coffee
    • 1 cup milk – whole milk will taste best
    • 1 – 2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree such as Libby’s®
    • 1 – 2 tablespoons of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Whipped cream

    Directions

    Mix milk, pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a saucepan over low heat with a whisk. Continue to mix until the mixture of foamy.

    Pour the freshly brewed coffee into a large mug and add the foam mixture to the mug.

    Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice

     

     

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