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In episode 055 learn about some great spices you can give for Christmas from Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices. The food lover in your family will appreciate this gift over and over again.
Hey everyone! Today I am coming to you with an exclusive podcast episode to make your holiday shopping more merry and bright!
I love giving the gift of food. Especially when it's something unique and special. Spices are one of my favorite gifts as they are something that can last a little while. Better than a cheap pair of socks that will have holes in them within a short wile!
Spices are a way to give a tastes of the world without having to leave your home. This is especially true when you can source them for a single origin. That is where my friends at Burlap & Barrel Single Origin spices come in. I have been a huge fan ever since I stumbled upon them online. I rave about them and can't stop raving about them because I truly love what they offer and their mission. I have had many of their spices. Not a single one even came close to disappointing me. And nearly every one was the best of that type I ever had. Many of these spices you aren't going to find anywhere else.
I reached out to Ethan one of the co-founders of Burlap & Barrel to see what he is recommending would make great gifts in 2022.
Let's start with the Spice Passport. These are samples of some of their most popular variety of spices. They are the perfect size to travel with you for things like camping, which as someone who is a full time RVer can certainly appreciate. Each spice comes in a small recyclable aluminum pod,
Get 8 of their most popular spices:
⦁ Cobanero Chili Flakes
⦁ Royal Cinnamon
⦁ Smoked Pimentón Paprika
⦁ Purple Stripe Garlic
⦁ Robusta Black Pepper
⦁ Sun-Dried Tomato Powder
⦁ Flowering Hyssop Thyme
⦁ Black Lime
I have to say you haven't had smoked paprika until you try that. There is smoked paprika, but then there is their SMOKED paprika. It took my Campbell's Bean with Bacon soup copycat recipe and turn into something restaurant quality.
Next up I want to share about their Cardamom Extract. It's made from Cardamom seeds from Guatemala. It's made to be like a vanilla extract. In fact you can swap it out 1 for 1 in any recipe calling for vanilla extract. What a great way to change up your baking routine.
I can tell you from experience, cardamom is an underrated spice. I once made a chocolate syrup that used cardamom and it added such incredible flavor I would squirt some in my mouth from time to time.. I am excited to hear about this extract that would be even easier to use.
Lastly who doesn't love a good club. Burlap & Barrel might offer the best food club you can find. They will send you their best, freshest spices 4 times a week. You get access to exclusive collaborations they do with other amazing food producers. Anyone on your shopping list that loves to cook will love this gift that keeps on giving. And be challenged to use new spices in their cooking. And if you gif this to someone that cooks from you, you will really reap the benefits.
You will also find recipes and stories about the spices. What I like about a spice club is that you don't use it up the first time like you would a package of bacon in a bacon of the month club. Look it up they do definitely exist!
📚 Additional Resources
Here is a list of all the spices and gift sets we talked about in this episode:
Make sure to check out my recipe for Better Than Campbell's Bean with Bacon soup. Adding the Pimenton Smoked Paprika makes this soup beyond amazing!