Herbs and spices should be kept in tightly covered containers at
all times and should be replaced frequently. The secret to herbs and
spices is in the aroma as well as the flavors they impart. Heat, sunlight
and air can reduce the quality of the seasonings. If you have had herbs in
your cabinets over a year, replace them with fresh ones.
Fresh herbs require 4 times the amount of dried herbs in a
recipe. When using dried herbs, crush or rub them in your hand
before dropping them in the recipe. This releases the oils which produce
most of the flavor and aroma.
Whole herbs are a better choice than ground or powdered since
they hold their flavor longer in storage.You
will either have to grind them yourself or if using the whole herb, use 1 ½
times the ground herb called for.
Do not double herbs called for when doubling the recipe.Use only 1½ times the required amount; taste and then add more if
When using herbs, never use more than 1 strong herb per
recipe. You can add milder flavored herbs but two strong herbs in the same
recipe will conflict with each other. Also its best to limit a meal to no
more than 2-3 herbed dishes and not the same herb in each.
Below is a chart with some suggestions for use of some of the
herbs and spices we carry.
Whole used in pickling, stews, soups, fish,
meat & gravy.
Ground used in baking, fruit butters, Ketchup, mincemeat
Used in baking, sweet pickles, licorice
Add to catsup or tomatoes for a quick
barbecue sauce or use to season potatoes, rice, beans and meat dishes
Used in tomato dishes, beans, mock turtle and
potato soup, egg dishes, steaks, venison, duck.
Used in pickled beets, stews, gravies,
relishes, spiced vinegars and marinades, meats.
Cajun Blackened Fish/Meat Seasoning
Use in cooking blackened meat dishes
Adds Louisiana flavor to rice, beans and meat
Used in rye breads and other baked goods,
kraut, cabbage, potatoes, roast pork, goose, cheese, cake and cookies
Used in pickling whole. Ground added to
Danish pastry, coffee cakes, fancy rolls. Bruised seeds in coffee is
Used to season meats, fish, sauces, egg
Celery Salt & Seed
Use in soups, sauces, salads and dressings,
pickles, cheese, fish, meat, poultry.
Used fresh or dried in salads, soups, egg and
Used in Mexican and Spanish foods, meat,
fish, cheese, egg dishes.
Used in egg, sour cream, cheese dishes.
Potatoes, soups and vegetables.
Spicy- Tart spicy flavor and red color to
Original- Makes mull cider, wine and juice
Used in pickles, preserves, fruits,
beverages, baked goods, puddings.
Used whole in baked ham, pickling and
drinks. Ground in baked goods conserves and desserts.
used in curry powders, oriental candy,
Used in Italian, Mexican and Jewish
dishes. In curry powder, cookies, egg and cheese dishes, soups,
meat, rice pickles, sausage.
Used to make curries of meat, fish, eggs,
chicken, gravy. Oriental/Indian touch to rice, veal, shrimp, chicken
Fresh leaves (weed) is used in sauces,
potatoes, beans, fish , meat. Seeds used in pickles and in split
Toss with beef, chicken, seafood, or tofu
strips and saute´.
For rolls, rye bread, baked goods, bean and
lentil soups. Favored in Italian and Scandinavian recipes.
Exceptional for flavoring soups, white meats
and egg dishes
Used in dressings, meats, tomato products,
salads, and vegetables. Used in Italian cookery
Garlic & Herb Seasoning
Use as a salt free replacement for garlic
Used in pickles and preserving. Baked
good. Soups and pudding. Pot roasts.
Seasons lamb, chicken & sauces.
Used in Creole cookery in place of okra to
Herbes de Provence
A classic French blend of savory herb flavor.
Adds Italian flavor to pasta, pizza and
All purpose Caribbean meat and seafood
seasoning. Good with rice and beans too.
Used sparingly for epicure's touch to roast
venison, lamb, duck, goose and some stews. Also used in making
Used to flavor tomato juice, soups, stews and
Used with chocolate, in cakes, oyster stew,
spinach, Whole for pickling and preserving and fish sauces
Used in meats, potato, spinach, cheese, egg
and fish dishes, chicken, vegetable salads, stuffings, sausage, stews,
A natural for flavoring enchiladas and
Used for pickles, beets, cabbage, sauerkraut.
sauces, gravies, salad dressings.
Used in baked custards and desserts, cream
soups, sauces, stews, vegetables such as spinach.
Widely used in Mexican and Italian dishes,
meat, stews, dried beans, lentils. pizza.
Oriental Sauce Mix & Seasoning
Cook with liquids to make a sauce for stir
Add to marinades, stir fry dishes and sauces
Used for color and mild flavor, in fish,
shellfish, vegetable and egg dishes and in salad dressings
Chopped to season and garnish soups, stews,
salads, potatoes, stuffings.
Used in pickling, soups, gravies & meats,
Used in most, vegetable, fish and egg dishes.
Enhances the flavor of poultry, seafood, and
Peppermill 3 pepper blend
A peppery burst of flavor for your favorite
Peppermill 4 pepper blend
Adds colorful gourmet touch to your table
Mild- Suitable for sweet pickles and
Original-Spicy hot traditional pickle seasoning
Livens up homemade or takeout or frozen
pizza. Try on pizza, cheese dishes, breads or pasta
A convenient blend of Italian herbs and
crushed pizza chilies that adds heat and flavor to pizza and pasta sauce.
Used in topping for bread and cookies.
Fillings for kolachy, and garnish for noodles.
Used in poultry, pork, veal and fish
stuffings. Seasons meat loaf, dumplings, biscuit crust for meat and
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Flavors Pumpkin pies, custard, eggnog. Try on
squash, breads, cake and anything pumpkin.
Rice Seasoning, chicken flavor
Meatless seasoning used to add savory flavor
to wild, brown or any rice.
Delicious in tomato and egg dishes.
Soups, fish, lamb, pork, beef and duck. Improves stuffings,
vegetable and cheese dishes when combined with sage
Used in Spanish and Scandinavian dishes for
yellow color and for flavor in rice, bread and pea soup
Used in stuffing, sausage, veal and pork
dishes, beans, tomatoes and fresh cheese.
Good in fish, bean, peas, lentils.
Stuffing, meatballs, croquettes, meats sauces, gravies, & egg dishes
Boil with shrimp, crab or other seafood
Adds the zing of lemon to seafood and chicken
Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix
Sandwich seasoning for tofu, ground meat and