Ah, Pumpkin Pie Spice. Every fall it takes over our lives. (Not that we mind, though!) Our Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend has all the flavors you love mixed and ready to go.
I (Anna) tried my first Pumpkin Pie Spice latte this year, and I have to say I’m a fan. Add this spice blend to your coffee grounds before you brew, and get that “fancy coffee shop” taste at home. Add a little Pumpkin Pie Spice to your batch of zucchini bread, carrot muffins or pancakes for a nice autumnal touch at your fall brunch.
Sweets not your thing? Sprinkle Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend ($5.10 for a 1/2 Cup jar) over root vegetables before roasting or blend with olive oil for a fall salad. We here at AllSpice particularly like it on grain and berry salads. Toss with fried chickpeas or pumpkin seeds for a great after school snack. (Or work, adults need to eat too!)
Oh – and of course you can always use Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend to make a pumpkin pie! Rule of thumb: we recommend 2-3 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend for a 9 inch pie.
Oh, what’s in a brine? Sea salt, sugar, black peppercorns, onion, orange peel, garlic, sage, allspice, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, oregano, and crystalized ginger, to be exact.
But why brine? It’s no secret that things cook from the outside in. When dealing with thicker pieces of lean meat, this can mean the outside dries out and becomes tough before the inside is cooked to an acceptable level of doneness. Brining prevents this by working from the outside in, adding extra moisture to the outermost pieces. By adding aromatic, good-tasting spices to your brine, you also infuse those flavors into the meat.
The most common use for brining mix is the holiday turkey, but that’s doesn’t mean you should only use it once a year. Any time you’re cooking a whole bird, whether it be chicken, hen, or turkey, you’ll want to use a brine.
But that’s far from its only use.
Chai actually means tea, but the word has come to be associated with a specific blend of spices. The bold flavor of cardamom blends beautifully with rich cinnamon, allspice, and ginger in our Chai Spice Blend.
This spice blend goes beyond tea. The AllSpicer staffers love to use at as an all-purpose baking spice, adding it to breads, waffles, cookies, candies, muffins, cakes, and oatmeal. Chai Spice Blend gives the perfect fall flair to any baked good.
Brew a little bit in your coffee ,or stir into hot chocolate for a drink that we think actually knocks pumpkin pie spice down a peg. This year, Chai Spice Blend will be added to our updated Fall Harvest gift box, alongside Apple Pie Spice, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and our Mulling Spice Blend.
It is the fifth flavor, generally associated with savory, meaty foods. Umami was discovered in Japan and is an essential part of their cuisine. It is rarely, if ever, the main flavor in a dish. Instead, it is added to dish by various ingredients to give a rounded flavor in the finished dish.
Here at AllSpice, we like to make things as easy as possible. That’s why we started carrying Umami Dust. This powder, made mostly of ground mushrooms, makes it easy to round out almost any dish. From lentils to beef roast, Umami Dust pairs with everything.
Traditionally, Umami is used in Asian-inspired dishes. Stir-fries and miso soups benefit greatly from a quick sprinkle of this spice.