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May 30th is National Mint Julep Day!

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  The mint julep is a traditional American cocktail and is said to have been invented around the 18th century in the Southern states. There are records from as early as 1784 where mint julep was prescribed for stomach ailments.Traditionally, mint julep is made with bourbon, but we have an equally fun virgin mint julep recipe for you! Organic Mint Melange Syrup 8 oz hot water 8 oz granulated sugar 1 tin Organic Mint Melange Combine all ingredients and whisk until homogeneous. Steep overnight, then strain to use. Organic Mint Julep (non-Alcoholic) 3 tsp lime juice concentrate 6 tbsp Organic...

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May 17th is World Baking Day!

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May 17th is World Baking Day! Not sure what to bake for your special someone? Check out some of our baking recipes here:Enjoy spring berries with this Organic Gluten-Free Blueberry CrumbleCreamy, gooey and easy to boot! Matcha Creme BruleeDo you have a picky eater in your house? Try these Vegetable MuffinsHeavenly! Chai Chocolate Chip CookiesVegan Coconut Cashew Cookies for everyone to shareDo you have a SPICELY creation to share? Post it on our Facebook!

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The History of Chai

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The word Chai is derived from the Persian word for tea, Chay, which itself is derived from Chinese Chao (Cantonese to be exact - the English word Tea originates from a different Chinese dialect Tee!). The British started large scale tea cultivation in India in the 17th century to bypass the Chinese monopoly. Even then, local tea consumption was very low and much of the product was exported to England and other British colonies. To combat this, in the 19th century, the Indian Tea Association encouraged tea breaks at factories and mines. Tea was first introduced in classic English style...

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National Organic Garlic Day

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April 19th is National Organic Garlic Day! To celebrate, here’s some fun facts about organic garlic: Organic Garlic has been used for a very long time - there are even records of it from when Giza pyramids were built! (around 2500 BC) Organic Garlic is famous for its culinary and medicinal uses, but many cultures also use it as a repellent against evil! Garlic against vampires is a famous example from Central Europe. In Ancient Greece, garlic was left at crossroads as an offering to Hecate, goddess of witches. In some parts of India, garlic, lemon, and red chili are...

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Made with Spicely : Simply Chopped

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Featured in our blog today is Simply Chopped! They use locally-sourced ingredients when possible and not only focus on providing the body a source of sustained energy, but also give back to the community and environment. Read what Angela, the founder and owner of Simply Chopped has to say!   "Simply Chopped® is not a spun marketing creation nor what we think our customers want to hear.  It’s just who we are, people like you.  We too want products without ingredients that sound like they came from a chemistry textbook. We want healthy food made right here in the USA, using...

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