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Spotlight On Spices!, Issue April 2011 - Black Pepper
April 04, 2011

Welcome to our first edition! We hope you’ll stay with us in the months ahead, and will share our eZine with your family and friends.

April ushers in springtime and showers. Asparagus, spring’s first vegetable, is tender and delicious just about any way you prepare it. Bake it. Blanch it. Broil it. Grill it. Sauté it.

Rich in vitamins A, B6 and C, Asparagus is also an excellent source of potassium, selenium, and fiber.

Many people drown this veggie in heavy sauces and creams. No need to do that. Enjoy Asparagus by tossing with a splash of lemon juice, and or olive oil, a dash of salt (optional), and then add a sprinkle of this month’s .........

THE SPICE OF LIFE - Black Pepper

Black pepper is the most popular spice in the world. Early civilizations traded and used this ancient seasoning as a currency. Peppercorns all start out as more >> …

Here’s a link to an interesting pepper site - - -

Pepper Passion

Other herbs and spices good for Asparagus include:

Basil, Chervil, Chives, Fines Herbes, Garlic, Marjoram, Sesame Seeds,

Links to Asparagus Recipes:

Asparagus with Black Pepper Pesto

Simple Roasted Asparagus


April is the Month for:

7th - World Health Day

20th - National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

22nd - Earth Day

24th - Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

26th - National Pretzel Day

29th - National Arbor Day


Check here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:

Food ALERT! Widget


Websites for Spice Retailers:

Atlantic Spice Company -

Durkee® -

McCormick® -

Milford Spice Company -

Penzeys Spices -

Savory Spice Shop -

Spice Islands® -

The Spice House -

Spice Accessories Websites:

Bottles, Containers & Jars:

Bottle Store - -

SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. -


Online Labels -

Spice Racks:

Tubular Spices -

Spice Rack Source -


Tell us what you would love to see in our monthly eZine. We want to keep this publication fresh and relevant. We want to put a spotlight on the herbs and spices that are of the most interest to you.

Use our Contact Form to give us constructive feedback or ask questions. Thank you!

Ellen White

Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!

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