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Spotlight On Spices! Issue November 2013 - It's Thyme for Cooking!
November 05, 2013
Greetings my fellow foodies! Today, National Doughnut Day, you find me in search of the best-ever doughnuts (in Philadelphia) lol. Great shops across the states, like Federal Donuts in Philadelphia, Old Fashioned Donuts in Chicago, Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, and around the world are creating some fun delicious new varieties (e.g., maple bacon). These newer flavor combinations are appealing; however, most times I’m in the mood for a good old fashioned cake donut to dip in my morning cup of coffee. A primary seasoning coming through in an old fashioned doughnut is mace. So, make time today, November 5th, to enjoy one or two doughnuts!
Fun Food Facts: November is National Fun with Fondue Month, National Georgia Pecan Month, National Peanut Butter Lover's Month, National Pepper Month, National Raisin Bread Month, and National Pomegranate Month. Check below for some favorite national food days!
As we begin to close out 2013, whether we like it or not, we find ourselves with much to do and not much time to get things done. Continuing with this theme, let’s take a closer look this month at an herb many people are cooking with most of the time. It’s our . . .
THE SPICE OF LIFE - It's Thyme for Cooking!
Indigenous to the Mediterranean Region and southern Europe Thyme, a member of the mint family, is a perennial herb. Garden Thyme, more popular than the wild variety known as lemon thyme, has a slight lemony-mint smell. It includes the French and English varieties. Thyme is one of the main herbs included in the classic French blend Bouquet Garni, and can be used too for mixing Herbes de Provence spice blends.
Considered an essential everyday herb for French cooking Thyme is good for foods like: beans, beef, cheese, chicken, cucumbers, duck, eggs, fish, goose, meatloaf, onions, pork, rabbit, sauces, soups, stews, turkey, tomatoes, and vegetables (e.g., carrots, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, parsnip, potato, squash, sweet potato).
To see pictures of thyme, click here >>>
November is the Month for:
Fun with Fondue, Georgia Pecan, Peanut Butter Lovers, Pepper, Raisin Bread, and Pomegranates
Some of our Favorite National Food Days in November Include:
November 2 National Deviled Egg Day
November 5 National Doughnut Day
November 6 National Nachos Day
November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 14 National Guacamole Day
November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
November 23 National Cashew Day
November 26 National Cake Day
November 28 National French Toast Day
November 29 National Chocolates Day
November 30 National Mousse 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 - atlanticspice.com
Durkee® - durkee.com
Maison Terre - maisonterre.net
McCormick® - mccormick.com
Milford Spice Company - milfordspice.com
Penzeys Spices - penzeys.com
Savory Spice Shop - savoryspiceshop.com
Spice Islands® - spiceislands.com
The Spice House - 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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