A Pumpkin Spice Recipe For National Pumpkin Spice Day

October 1st is National Pumpkin Spice Day. What is pumpkin spice? It’s a blend of ground cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, and sometimes allspice (photo #2). It was first used as a seasoning for pumpkin pie. While for many years the baker of a pumpkin pie measured each particular spice from its jar, enough pies were…
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It’s National Hot & Spicy Day: Why Hot & Spicy Foods Are Hot

[1] Chile peppers contain capsaicin, a chemical compound that burns (photo of jalapeño chiles © Good Eggs). [2] In peppercorns, the heat chemical is piperine (photo iStock Photo). [3] Yellow mustard seeds. When mustard seeds are crushed, the heat is released (photo © Hillshire Farm | Facebook). [4] Yellow onions have the most sulphur, and…
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Osmo Cocktail Salt Rimmer & Glass Rimming Salts, For Home Or Gifting

[1] A salt rimming tray and three flavored salts (photos #1, #3, and #4 © Osmo Salt). [2] Rimming trays without the salts are also available (photo © Ton Jim | Amazon). [3] How about this grapefruit-lime rimming salt instead of plain salt on a Paloma cocktail? [4] Beyond cocktails, try this Mango Chili salt…
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Beer Salt From Twang: Flavored Salts For Food, Drinks & Snacks

In our field, we learn something new every day—and we love to discover. Recently, we came upon beer salt, which, to the uninitiated, is exactly what it sounds like: salt to shake onto the top of a beer bottle, can, or glass. Meet our Top Pick Of The Week: Twang’s line of flavored kosher salts.…
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Hatch Pepper Gift: A Cookbook & Gift Box Of Hatch Chile Foods

[1] Hatch chiles have a short growing season: just August and September (all photos except #2 © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Dried hatch chiles (photo © Otis Acres Micro Farm. [3] Once dried, you can enjoy Hatch chiles year-round. This Hatch-At-Home box from Melissa’s has everything from seasonings and salsa to polenta and popcorn. [4] For…
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