This gift box of baking spices is from The Spice House. It's called the "Baker's Spice Collection" and it contains Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Double Strength Vanilla. I wish you could all smell these spices. They make you want to drop everything and just start "Bake-fest 2011."
They are powerful.
The Spice House is a local speciality store that imports spices and grinds them in house. All of their spices are freshly ground each week giving them superior flavor for the best possible cooking and baking.
I can't wait to go visit Sarah in Chicago and experience The Spice House for myself. Thanks, Smatty and Sha, for such a great gift.
The Spice House has a great website that's easy to order from and even has some recipes and ideas for using their great spices. Check it out HERE.
I think a gift box of spices would make a great Valentine's Day present for anyone who loves to cook. There are endless jokes to be made about Valentine's and Spice, but I'll spare you. But who wouldn't like to have a spicy Valentine's Day?
I'm particularly interested in trying their Back of the Yards Garlic Pepper Butcher's Rub and the Fleur de Sel French Sea Salt. The website provides a great description of the flavor of each spice and many ways that it can be used. So helpful...
Next week, I've got a great recipe for you using my delicious Spice House baking spices. Get ready. It's really good.
Keep it spicy, people.