Mountain Grown Baskets, Herbal Teas, and Culinary Spices

one acre

one woman

100% homegrown

100% handmade
Culinary Spices
the savory * the hot * the pretty

Home grown, home dried, home processed, home packaged.  True fact ya'll, here are some bodacious home grown and super fresh spices.  Here's a little local flavor from my side of the Blue Ridge Mountains to you wherever you are.  Since I grow everything from seed and picking all the stems out is super labor intensive, the quantities are very limited.  It's small batch spices.  Bear with me as I run out of things one at a time. 
    I'm pretty much really excited about these spice blends.  They are delicious and they make everything else delicious.  A few uses: seasoning for roasted vegetables, popcorn topping, dry rub for meats, fancy eggs, exciting dipping oil, amazing garlic bread, stir fries, enchiladas, soup base, etc, etc, etc...

NEW! I finally put some recipes using these spice blends on the recipe page!  Check it out.



BLUE RIDGE

Salt, Sage, Oregano, Fish Pepper, Lemon Thyme, Parsley, Thai and Lemon Basil

Description: This is the wild card of my spice blends - not really reminisscent of any particular region of the world, so I claimed it for our own.  Fish Pepper is a gorgeous heirloom from the Chesapeake Bay, traditionally used on fish, hence the name.  
$10
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SAVOR

 Ingredients: Aji Dulce Pepper, Parsley, Rosemary, Oregano, Sage, Thai Basil
Uses:     Popcorn! Pilaf, roasted chicken, bruschetta, quiche, sautéed green beans with garlic, anything with olives or feta. Very predominately Aji Dulce pepper... so you know it's remarkable 
$10

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ITALY-ISH

Genovese Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Sage, and Rosemary,
Uses:      Um, so, definitely all kinds of pasta dishes, roasted tomatoes, herby cream cheese, frittata, garlic bread... all things Italian.  Combine 1 Tbs Italy-Ish with 1 c good olive oil for a delicious dipping oil for bread 
$10

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ADVENTURE SPICE

I can't even tell you how excited I am about this new blend.

Salt, Sundried Tomato, Smoked Sweet Carmen Pepper, Mentucchia, Garlic, Lovage, Jalapeno, Thai Basil, Lemon Basil

Uses:  Quinoa & goat cheese salad, roast chicken breast, olive oil for dipping bread, frittata, roasted chickpeas, lentil & feta salad, tzatziki yogurt and cucumber sauce, etc.  
$10

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SPICY SICILIAN

For the love of all things Sicilian. 
Ingredients: Salt, Onion, Sundried Tomatoes, Smoked Green Ancho, Garlic, Smoked Anaheim, Smoked Chipotle, Rosemary

Uses: Divine on pasta, in olive oil as a bruschetta, on eggs, popcorn, roasted sweet potato fries, you name it.  And any kind of meat, of course.
$10

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BARCELONA

Sweet smokey peppers and allium flavor.  Fabulous and less spicy than Spicy Sicilian.
Ingredients: Salt, Smoked Sweet Carmen Pepper, Onion, Parsley, Garlic Greens, Smoked Green Ancho, Criolla Sella Pepper

$10

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SALT OF THE EARTH

Salt, Parsley, Garlic Greens, Onion, Aji Dulce Pepper, Thai Basil, Sweet Carmen Pepper, Lovage
Uses:  Absolute favorite on avocado.  Try it on asparagus, cucumbers, cold pasta salads, corn, etc.  Less lovage than in previous years due to excessive heat and drought this summer.
$10
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GOOD SALTY S***

Salt, Parsley, Garlic Greens, Onion, Aji Dulce Pepper, Thai Basil, Sweet Carmen Pepper, Lovage
Uses:  Absolute favorite on avocado.  Try it on asparagus, cucumbers, cold pasta salads, corn, etc.  Less lovage than in previous years due to excessive heat and drought this summer.
$10

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RIVANNA

Onion, Green Garlic Bulb, Lemon Basil, Dill Seed, Fish Pepper, Lemon Thyme

Uses:  Great for cooking fish, hence I've named it after a local river.  Also good on potatoes, beets, cabbage and Eastern European fare.
$10

     

 


FRENCHY

Rosemary, Sage,
Lemon Thyme
Uses:     Classic poultry seasoning, and appropriate for fall and winter fare.  Try this blend on roasted root vegetables, pork chops, stuffing, potato gratin, olive oil, chicken soup... you get it...
$
10

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FIRST FROST

Salt, Smoked Green Tomatoes Green Peppers and Green Hot Peppers (everything harvested just before the first fall frost), Lemon Thyme, Sage, Winter Savory. 
Uses: Bright lemony smoky flavor, perfect for soup base, winter veggies, exciting beans, meat rubs and much more.  Perhaps my most unique blend.
$10


SOLD OUT

 
Smoke

Salt, Cilantro, Toasted Coriander, Smoked Anaheim Pepper, Oregano, Garlic, Smoked Ancho Pepper, Onion
Uses: All things South of the Border.  Guacamole, beans, rice, meat, eggs, enchiladas, chili, quesadillas, etc.
$10



SOLD OUT til spring 2018



S
WEET SMOKE

Smoked Sweet Pepper, Winter Savory, Sage, Smoked Ancho, Sundried Tomato, Smoked Chipotle
Uses: Anything that wants a smoky savory sweet with a little heat.

$10