A delicate North India family recipe with distinct, fragrant floral notes.
Use with: lamb, chicken, beef, and vegetables; use to replace the spice list in any curry dish recipe.
Ingredients: cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seed, mace, whole cloves, bay leaf, nutmeg
Each region of India has its own version of garam masala ("spice blend"). Families and individual cooks riff on their regional spice base to tickle their own taste buds. In keeping with that practice, this is my personal recipe, adhering closely to the traditional core of spices, but tweaked to balance the flavor notes I love.
Lighter, with more flavor than the typical commercial blend available in stores, my Kashmiri garam masala offers a unique flavor to any dish that calls for garam masala or curry powder. And, because I make it with no salt, it's perfect for those on low salt and no salt diets!
It makes me smile when it hits my tongue. I guarantee you will smile, too!
You are in for a taste treat when you cook with my growing family of spice and herb blends!
All of my blends are made from certified organic - or "grown to organic standards" - ingredients sourced from around the world. Beginning with whole spices, I grind and blend to my own recipes, by hand in small batches to preserve quality; then immediately package in sealed containers to protect freshness and flavor.
Dry pan roasted spices release unique flavors not achieved any other way. The way I do it is more expensive and more work, but that’s how I prepare this blend for my own use. I won’t give you less than I use at my own table and, frankly, it sets me apart. The difference in taste makes the extra effort easily worthwhile.
Did you know? Herbs and spices are a potential source of superior nutritional support. They provide trace elements that support the immune, digestive, and elimination systems.
I love the vibrant flavor that come from using fresh, high-quality ingredients prepared with care!
Welcome to my boutique farm-to-table store where I share the herb and spice blends, condiments, and sauces that I have developed to complement my homegrown heritage vegetables, grains, and chicken (supplemented by local pasture-raised beef, pork, and lamb). These blends are at the heart of the savory international "peasant cuisine" that graces my plate and tickles my palate daily.
Fresh spices make a dramatic difference in the flavor (and nutritive value) of food. If you have only ever purchased herbs and spices from the grocery or healthy food store, you are in for a treat when you cook with my blends. And in case you are not sure how to use them, as I add blends I provide recipes that I have collected from traditional cultures across the globe. These are meals I make and enjoy at home on a daily basis.
I source my herbs and spices from a small, family-owned California company with international roots, and choose organic wherever possible (unfortunately, it's not always possible). I purchase in frequent small batches, which I blend and package immediately because I am committed to maintaining as fresh a supply of ground herbs and spices as possible - in order to preserve the quality and nutritional value of the final blend.
The way I do it is more work, and more expense. But that’s how I prepare these blends for my own use, and I won’t give you less quality than I demand for my own table. The difference in taste makes it all worthwhile. So if you have an adventurous palate, come along on my taste-treat ride through American traditional and world-spanning Ethnic cuisine. I’m starting slowly, but over time I will build out the range of blends I offer, and expand the number of healthy recipes that you can prepare with them.
Plymouth, VT 05056