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Spotlight On Spices! Issue August 2011 More Herbs, Less Salt Is Savory!
August 01, 2011
As we welcome the dog days of summer we get to celebrate August as the national month for Catfish, and for Peaches. Too, there’s a special emphasis on Apples which have a whole week (2nd week, 7th - 13th) dedicated to them this month.
Best of all in August is National More Herbs, Less Salt Day on the 29th. This is also National Lemon Juice Day. How fabulous is that? A splash of lemon juice can brighten the flavor of most dishes. Cook everyday with herbs and spices and a dash of lemon juice, and you won’t miss salt in your food.
Summer’s fresh herbs are now readily available and they’re delicious! When you don’t have fresh herbs use one-half to one-third quantities of dried ones instead. Experiment. Try combinations. Taste as you cook. Strongly-flavored herbs added to food really help eliminate the need for salt as a flavoring. One of the best ones is this month’s …
THE SPICE OF LIFE - SavorySavory has two varieties: the summer variety (shown here) is an annual herb, whereas the winter variety is a perennial. This herb goes well with bay leaves, fennel, rosemary, sage and thyme (remember - experiment with combinations). Savory has a strong peppery taste. Summer Savory spice is used most often because it’s milder than the winter variety which has a stronger, sharper, more bitter taste.
Savory is good for: artichokes, beans, beef, cheese dishes, chicken, duck, eggs, fish like read more >>> ... and see a photo of winter savory
August is the Month for:
Catfish, Peaches, Brownies at Brunch, and National Apple Week (2nd Week, August 7th - 13th)
Our Favorite National Food Days in August Include:
August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3 National Watermelon Day
August 4 National Lasagna Day
August 5 National Waffle Day
August 5 National Oyster Day
August 6 National Mustard Day (1st Saturday)
August 6 National Root Beer Float Day
August 8 National Zucchini Day
August 9 National Rice Pudding Day
August 10 National S'mores Day
August 11 National Raspberry Tart Day
August 13 National Filet Mignon Day
August 15 National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16 National Bratwurst Day
August 17 National Vanilla Custard Day
August 19 National Potato Day
August 19 National Hot & Spicy Food Day
August 20 National Lemonade Day
August 22 National Eat a Peach Day
August 23 National Sponge Cake Day
August 24 National Peach Pie Day
August 29 National Lemon Juice Day
August 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 National Eat Outside Day
August 31 National Trail Mix Day
SPICY TIDBITSCheck here for the latest news on any spice recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts:
MERCHANTS & RETAILERS:Websites for Spice Retailers:
Atlantic Spice Company - www.atlanticspice.com
Durkee® - www.durkee.com
McCormick® - www.mccormick.com
Milford Spice Company - www.milfordspice.com
Penzeys Spices - www.penzeys.com
Savory Spice Shop - www.savoryspiceshop.com
Spice Islands® - www.spiceislands.com
The Spice House - www.thespicehouse.com
Spice Accessories Websites:
Bottles, Containers & Jars:
Bottle Store - www.bottlestore.com
eBottles.com - www.ebottles.com
SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. - www.sks-bottle.com
Online Labels - www.onlinelabels.com
Tubular Spices - www.tubularspices.com/Spice_Racks.asp
Spice Rack Source - www.spiceracksource.com/all-spice-racks/
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Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!
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