• mb

The Spiceman Cometh

Updated: Oct 1

I am excited to be starting off my weekend with a delivery from The Spice House!* Online shopping for spices is something that wasn't on my radar for a long time. The only local option for herbs and spices is a local grocery chain, not always the freshest, and not the most economical. Now I keep a list taped inside my spice cabinet door when it gets to a healthy length - it is time to order. Because of watching multiple cooking shows, and delving into magazines, there is inevitably a new, unfamiliar addition made now and again.


Today's delivery is pretty exciting. One of the aspects that I like most about buying from them is the packaging, stylized and informative labels. Check out the pictures below, the labels are pretty much art. While the free shipping speed isn't Amazon fast, my order was five business days, definitely worth the wait.


Massive order right? I generally order about every 3 months, here is what I bought this round.

Bay Leaves, Coriander, Tellicherry Peppercorns, Oregano, Marjoram, Cumin, Ginger, Thyme, Allspice, Red Chili Flakes, Herbes de Provence, Everything Bagel Blend (my favorite), Caraway Seeds, Parsley, Cayenne Pepper, Sage, Freeze Dried Corn (experimental purposes), and Lavender. I know that is a lot, but you should be swapping your spices out regularly. Plus, they add a nice hand written thank you on your order slip, personal touches go a long way.


Unlike many women who enjoy shopping in general, it is not my thing, buying items such as clothes or shoes, it fails to wow me. However, I am all excited, eager, and full of anticipation when it comes to purchases related to cooking or crafting. Especially with the "I can make that" mantra spoken around here so much. The challenge of making something new from scratch, be it food or craft, piques my interest.


Cheers to a few days of creative bliss!


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*Also, everything I write about The Spice House is my opinion and nothing more; there isn't any monetary or product incentive involved. I just like to make great tasting food.




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