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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 …


Savory 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 More Herbs, Less Salt 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


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

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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 -

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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.

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Ellen White

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

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