Pete, an executive chef by trade, and Heather, the food blogger behind Farmgirl Gourmet are both extremely passionate about spice & flavour, so they decided to start the best dang spice company ever..... Spiceologist!
All of their spice blends are 100% natural (no msg, no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, no funky stuff). They are also gluten free, dairy free, soy free and blended with the freshest spices known to man!
Smoky Honey Habanero: Sweet & Spicy Rub, honey granules mixed with smoky paprika & spicy habenero. (4 pepper rating!)
Greek Freak: Mediterranean Rub, packed with herbs, spices, orange & sun-dried tomatoes. (No heat rating!)
Raspberry Chipotle: Sweet & Spicy Rub, fresh raspberries are mixed with warm chile spices. (3 pepper rating!)
Chile Margarita: Mexican Rub, a mix of lime & orange with warm chiles (2 pepper rating!)
Cowboy Crust: Esperesso Chile Rub, Thomas Hammer coffe mixed with chiles & ground mustard (3 pepper rating!)
Tandoori Glory: Moroccan Rub, a sophisticated curry spice blend with over 10 fresh spices (1 pepper rating!)
Black Magic: Cajun Rub, cajun blackening rub with herbs, paprika & warm spices (2 pepper rating!)
After moving from South American to Canada, Sebastian greatly missed the fire-grilled flavours and “Asado-style” BBQ experiences of his native Chile, where family and friends gather to engage with the cooking process around the ubiquitous charcoal grill.
They are passionate about grilling. In the quest to perfect their BBQ ribs, brisket, chicken and steak, they set out to create an all-natural BBQ sauce with real personality. Sebastian & Co. ‘Original Recipe’ BBQ sauce starts off smooth with a touch of sweet, but finishes with a definite kick. Adds a beautiful finishing glaze to your favourite BBQ’d meats. Made by hand in small batches, Sebastian's artisan BBQ sauce captures the true essence of a Kansas City style sauce, using only top quality, all natural ingredients.
Love it? Be sure to pick up some Charcoal Rub at the same time!
Seasonally inspired recipes for creating and cooking with artisanal preserves; but Lee Murphy - proprietor of Visa D'oro Farms & Winery.
Featuring 150 full-colour photographs, this beautiful book is a celebration of the pleasures of making your own preserves, living seasonally, and the myriad ways preserves can enhance your cooking every day.
You’ll find recipes:
The Preservatory is a place for creation; a farm based artisanal food production company, specializing in seasonal preserves. The Preservatory preserves are made in copper kettles using traditional cooking methods and innovative flavour pairings. Using ‘at their peak’ in-season fruits, much of which is grown right on our farm, Vista D’oro. Their delicious and versatile preserves are meant for pairing and sharing; served on a cheese board, as a glaze for roast meats or simply alongside fresh baked scones. They've been proudly making fruit shine since 2002.
The Preservatory is owned and operated by author Lee Murphy with her partner and husband, Patrick who is the winemaker and farmer who supplies all the fresh fruit for the delicious preserves. Their preserves have been featured in Country Living magazine, enRoute, Canadian Living, and many other publications. Now you too can celebrate local with their book!
These delicious blends are carefully handcrafted and mixed using only the highest-quality ingredients. SpiceWorks Food Creations are based in Surrey, BC!
Artichoke Dip Mix: This rich and creamy dip is perfect with tortilla chips or crackers. Add asiago or mozzarella cheese to make it truly irresistible! Contains 5 packets - each made 1 1/2 cup of dip. Gluten-Free
Tzatziki Dip Mix: A must-have side dish with Souvlaki or any Greek dinner. Great with pita bread or as a veggie dip. Simply add one Tbs mix to 1 cup yogurt and mix well. Makes about 5 cups.
Souvlaki Marinade: Make an authentic Greek Souvlaki dinner with this popular marinade. Just add water, oil, lemon juice, and 1 Tbs mix per 1/2 lb meat. Ideal on chicken, lamb, and ribs.
Lemon Chili Marinade: A spicy and flavourful marinade for chicken, seafood, pork, or vegetables. Prepare as a paste, or sprinkle on directly with a splash of oil for a tasty rub. Makes 16 servings. Gluten-Free.
Tandoori Marinade (& spice rub): Try this authentic Indian Tandoori marinade on chicken, salmon, and ribs. Simply add yogurt, vegetable oil & water. Makes 16 servings. Gluten-Free.
Peri Peri Marinade: Delicious flavour with a spicy kick. Great with chicken, pork, salmon, prawns and potatoes. Makes 12 servings. Use apx. 1 tbsp of mix with each 1/2 lb of protein. Gluten-Free.
All-in-One Mexican Chili Mix: Make a zesty Mexican Chili with this quick and easy mix. Just add to ground beef, turkey or make it vegetarian. Use the enclosed sachet for extra heat. Makes 4-6 servings. Gluten-Free.
All-in-One Thai Curry: Made authentic homemade Curry in just minutes. Just add vegetables and protein (delicious with chicken, beef, pork, fish, and shrimp, or make it vegetarian by using green beans, potatoes, eggplant, carrots, peas, cauliflower and water chestnut). Makes 4-6 servings. Gluten-Free.
All-in-One Coconut Curry: Make authentic homemade Curry in just minutes. Dairy, Soy, Gluten AND GMO-Free. Makes 4-6 Servings. Serve over basmati rice with naan bread.
Monsoon Coast Railway Chai is a great gift for a host/hostess or the tea lover on your gift list. The small company, located on Salt Spring Island, makes traditional Indian Spices accessible to western palates. Their chai mixtures will transport your taste buds away to Central India while you enjoy an aromatic cup.
Monsoon Coast has some brewing instructions on their site and suggests mixing their railway chai blend with some black assam, and whole or soy milk.
We also carry Monsoon Coast Spices.