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MADE WITH SPICELY: Ixim Foods

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MADE WITH SPICELY: Saffron + Kumquats

This week on Made With Spicely, we would like to introduce you to Saffron + Kumquats, a recipe subscription service! Saffron + Kumquats makes it fun and easy to cook around the world in the comfort of your own kitchen with a monthly subscription box!.  Each month features a different cuisine from around the...

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National Fries Day

National Fries Day

  Oh, the amazing potato in its most glorious form: the French Fry. But did you know that there are records of fries as early as the late 17th century? In a region in Belgium called Meuse Valley, it was very common for the people to fry up small fish as a staple. But...

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Happy Fathers Day from Spicely!

Why not say thanks by cooking Dad up something delicious! Whether it's breakfast in bed or a hearty family meal, you make it - he'll love it.      

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National Egg Day

  June 3rd is National Egg Day! In celebration of this wonderful protein, we thought that we should share some trivia with you. 1 Large-sized egg supplies 12.6% of the Daily Reference Value (DRV) for protein. To tell if an egg is raw or hard-boiled, spin it. A raw egg will wobble while a hard...

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Detox Spices

Spices and herbs have always been use as medicine; to this day Ayurvedic and Chinese apothecaries prescribe them to cure ailments and detoxify the body. Here’s what some spices are purpotrated to do. Before you include them in your diet, make sure to consult your physician to confirm that they won’t interfere with your current...

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Infused Vinegars

  Herb and spice infused vinegar is easy to make at home, and adds a refreshing spark to salad dressings and dips. It looks great, and unlike infused oil, it doesn't spoil easily, so it's perfect for gifting! While white distilled vinegar is readily available and economical, try experimenting with other vinegars too! For instance, sherry vinegar...

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Flavored Salts

The next DIY food gift idea is super easy and customizable: flavored salts! Flavored salts are popular gifts because they feel fancy but are very versatile to use - it can be used as a garnish for a homemade snack, mixed in to a dry rub, or as rimming salt for fancy cocktails (cricket-salt-rimmed...

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Brining with Organic Spices

Brining is an old technique that is used for preservation, tenderizing and flavoring. Essentially, the process of osmosis helps proteins retain its moisture during the roasting process. This is especially helpful when you’re doing a large roast like pork loin or turkey. You can either do wet or dry brines - but a wet...

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Happy National Vegan Day!

Happy National Vegan Day! Here at Spicely, we have a mottled combination of team members, whom all practice different life styles. That said, everyone’s got a recipe to share - vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo,  omnivore - but today, we want to celebrate our vegan recipes! We have a plethora of recipes that will fit your...

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MADE WITH SPICELY: McConnell's Fine Ice Cream

Whether it's for the holidays, special occasions, or just wanting something to cool down with, ice cream can be used everywhere! Today we feature McConnell's Fine Ice Cream located in Santa Barbara, California.    "McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams has been churning out its authentic, truly handcrafted ice creams from Santa Barbara, California since 1949. ...

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How To Make Spiced Syrup

Have you ever tried making your own spice syrup? It’s very easy to make and versatile to use - squirt some in soda water to make Italian soda, add it to your coffee for a holiday treat, or drizzle some on vanilla ice cream for a sultry touch! You can use any spice,...

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Spiced Jams and Jellies

Jams and jellies are ancient preservation methods that are still appreciated today, and with good reason – it’s easy to make and stores so well! But the simplicity can get boring at times, and younger generations of producers are creating exotic and delicious combinations to mix things up (Grapefruit and Smoked Salt? Limetta Marmalade?...

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Spice & Nut Blend: Dukkah

Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah): it originated in Egypt, is wildly popular in Australia and is sure to make a splash at your next dinner party. Most commonly served with olive oil, dukkah is special enough to serve as an appetizer alongside a glass of wine, but it’s also humble enough to be enjoyed with a...

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Best Way to Store Spices

  You might be surprised to know that spices were once as important as currencies. Nowadays they are not as scarce as they were in those days, it is possible to consume and still have some to spare for another day. This means that we should have proper storage skills or else they will...

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A Matter of Thyme

Thyme plays a vibrant role in the Mediterranean Diet, is a primary ingredient in the Middle Eastern spice blend za’atar and was one of the most widely used spices by Julia Childs in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, including her famous boeuf bourguignon. With a slightly lemony aroma and a mildly pungent flavor,...

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