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.  I like to call it 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: popcorn topping, dipping oil, 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.


ADVENTURE SPICE
! NEW !

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
Any notes, or how you found me


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...
$
9

Any notes, or how you found me


 
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.
$9


Any notes, or how you found me


SALT OF THE EARTH

Salt, Lovage, Parsley, Onion, Sweet Carmen Pepper, Lemon Thyme, Sweet Carmen Pepper,
Aji Dulce Pepper, Garlic, Sage
Uses:  Absolute favorite on avocado.  Try it on asparagus, cucumbers, cold pasta salads, corn, etc.  If you aren't familiar with lovage, this is your invitation to fall in love with it. 
$9

Any notes, or how you found me



 

GOOD SALTY S***

Salt, Lovage, Parsley, Onion, Sweet Carmen Pepper, Lemon Thyme, Sweet Carmen Pepper,
Aji Dulce Pepper, Garlic, Sage

Same dern thing as Salt of the Earth, just with a naughty name. 
$9

Any notes, or how you found me


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.  
$9
Any notes, or how you found me


 

 

SICILIAN

For the love of all things Sicilian.  Sundried Tomatoes, Smoked Peppers, Onion, Garlic, and 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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ITALY-ISH

Genovese Basil, Oregano, Lemon 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 
$9


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RIVANNA

Dill, Lemon Thyme, Criolla Sella Pepper, Winter Savory, Garlic Greens, Sage, Fish Pepper, Onion

Uses:  Great for cooking fish, hence I've named it after a local river.  Also good on potatoes, beets, cabbage and Eastern European fare.
$9

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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.

$9

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SAVOR

 Aji Dulce Pepper, Sage, Parsley, Rosemary, Oregano, Lemon 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 
$9

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BARCELONA

Salt, Smoked Sweet Carmen Pepper, Parsley, Onion, Smoked Ancho, Smoked Chipotle, Garlic Greens, Criolla Sella Pepper

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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.
$9


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