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Spotlight On Spices! Issue November 2011 - Allspice - Jamaica Pepper
November 01, 2011

On Saturday, October 29th, history was made in the Philadelphia region (my home area) when 1 to 3 plus inches of snow fell. We hadn’t seen snow so early in the year like this since about 1979. Felt just like winter already. Everyone was searching for comfort foods and spices to warm up their lives. The chilly days that followed, and are continuing still, make the perfect backdrop as we enter November and began baking and cooking seriously for the holidays.

Home cooks and bakers will season their dishes with many different warm spices, and herbs this month. Although various forms of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary will play prominent roles, let’s remember that November is the National Month for Pepper including black pepper, chilies, bell peppers - you name it. Seeing that we showcased Black Pepper in our April Issue, we decided to stir up things a bit by having a very versatile spice, a "pepper" of sorts, as our …

THE SPICE OF LIFE - Allspice - Jamaica Pepper

Allspice - Jamaica Pepper is also known as Myrtle Pepper. This spice is a berry from an evergreen tree. Its name describes its flavor which is like a combination of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Many people think of Allspice as a baking spice for cakes and muffins. However, it is a primarily ingredient in Pickling Spices, and can be used to flavor a host of foods like: beans, chicken, lentils, pork, squash … read more >>>


November is the Month for:


National Fun with Fondue Month

National Georgia Pecan Month

National Peanut Butter Lover's Month

National Pepper Month

National Pomegranate Month

And, some of our favorite food days in the month include:

November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day

November 14 National Guacamole Day

November 26 National Cake Day

November 28 National French Toast Day

November 29 National Chocolates Day

November 30 National Mousse 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 -

Check out our website that's All About Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow Potatoes

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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.

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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