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Spotlight On Spices! Issue June 2011 - Celebrate National Herbs and Spices Day on the 10th
June 01, 2011
June is the national month for foods such as Dairy, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, and Seafood. This month we'll be looking forward to a bunch of national food days including: National Egg Day (3rd), National Cheese Day (4th), National Donut Day (3rd) and National Lobster Day (15th), as well as National Herbs and Spices Day on June 10th. So, what better time than now to highlight all herbs and spices as the .........
THE SPICE OF LIFE - All Herbs and SpicesLike tomatoes with basil, meat with salt and pepper, and cakes and pies with flavor extracts, some foods, spices and herbs just go well together; they have an affinity with each other.
The most novice of bakers knows to flavor an apple pie with cinnamon, or a pound cake with vanilla or lemon extract.
However, the real fun begins with trying something new, or different. You may not want to experiment with guests at your dinner table. But, when you can, go ahead and … Step out of your normal routine. Awaken your palate. Try different herbs or spices in your favorite dishes. You’ll be surprised by all the delicious flavors you and your family have been missing all this time.
Also, there are more extensive lists of seasoning suggestions given on the page of each spice or herb featured on WikiSpices.com. Learning to cook every day with herbs and spices will help you and your family enjoy June 17th’s National Eat All Your Veggies Day!
Chervil, Chives, Cumin, Curry Powder, Fines Herbes, Garlic, Green Peppercorns, Onions, Mustard, Paprika, Parsley, Shallots, Tarragon, White Pepper
Fish (June is National Seafood Month)
Bay Leaf, Bouquet Garni, Chives, Cumin, Dill, Fennel, Fines Herbes, Garlic, Ginger, Green Peppercorns, Lemon, Marjoram, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley, Pink Peppercorns, Rosemary, Saffron, Shallots, Tarragon, Thyme, Wasabi (sushi, sashimi)
Seafood (shellfish) (June is National Seafood Month)
Chervil, Cumin, Curry Powder, Dill, Fennel, Fines Herbes, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon Zest, Paprika, Parsley, Saffron, Savory, Tarragon, Thyme
Vegetables (June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month)
Basil, Bay Leaf, Caraway Seed, Chervil, Chives, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel, Fenugreek, Fines Herbes, Garlic, Ginger, Mace, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oregano, Parsley, Savory, Sesame Seeds
MONTHLY EVENTSJune is the Month for:
Cheese, Dairy, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Papaya, and Seafood
Our Favorite National Food Days in June Include:
June 2nd - National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
June 3rd - National Egg Day
June 3rd - National Donut Day (first Friday in June)
June 4th - National Cheese Day
June 5th - National Gingerbread Day
June 6th - National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7th - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8th - National Jelly-Filled Donut Day
June 10th - National Herbs and Spices Day
June 10th - National Iced Tea Day
June 11th - National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12th - National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 14th - National Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 15th - National Lobster Day
June 17th - Eat All Your Veggies Day
June 20th - National Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21st - National Peaches and Cream Day
June 25th - National Catfish Day
June 30th - National Ice Cream Soda 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/
YOUR TURNTell 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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Eat Well. Live Well. Cook everyday with spices and herbs!
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