Category: Peppercorns

Cream of Broccoli Soup

  As the weather cools we turn to foods we know will warm the soul.  Warm drinks like spiced cider and soups frequently top the list.  Even the book ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ is a best seller for a reason – it speaks to… Continue reading

Picnic Series – Pickled Red Onions

  Labor Day Weekend is usually the last hooray for summer. We have big backyard barbecue’s and pull out all the stops to enjoy one last day of picnic-y madness. Hamburgers, brats and hot dogs are three of the five ‘most grilled foods’ on Labor… Continue reading

The Dog Days of Summer

  4:15 AM That’s the time our alarm goes off every Saturday morning. Mind you, we don’t usually get up that early – nor do we want to. But every week we make an exception for the good folks who come to support the Gilbert… Continue reading

Picnic Series – Grilled Romaine Salad

  Salad. There’s a lot left unsaid with that one simple word. There are appetizer salads, side salads, main course salads, palate cleansing salads, and dessert salads. There are cold salads, warm salads and hot salads. Green salads like pistachio salad that don’t have a… Continue reading

Peppercorns (Piper nigrum) – Their place in your kitchen!

  In the world of Piper nigrum there are three basic types. Green, Black and White. Today you will be formally introduced to all three. For the sake of clarity, we’d like to begin by addressing those pink things (shown in our Rainbow blend above)… Continue reading

Peppercorns (Piper nigrum) – Their place in history!

  It’s been referred to as the King spice, or the Master spice. It’s earliest known use? Shortly after his death in 1213 B.C.E. black peppercorns were stuffed into the nostrils of Ramesses II as part of his mummification ritual. While Perigord truffles are known… Continue reading

Celiac Awareness Month – Dualing Frittata’s

  Imagine having a food allergy so serious that every time you ate what you weren’t supposed to it made you sick. You are imagining the life of a celiac. That’s someone who is allergic to gluten for those of you who don’t know. No… Continue reading

Thinking about – National Food Month

  Really? We need a month to celebrate food?  Says who? And why? (maybe it started out as someone’s not so brilliant April Fool’s joke…and then the idea stuck?) Oh, and it’s also Gardening Month.  Good to know.  NOW I’ll go out and get my… Continue reading

What’s at steak? – Salting your proteins!

  Spring training started this weekend. Summer time is just around the corner and grill masters everywhere will be dusting off their mitts, tongs, skewers and other outdoor culinary paraphernalia. Cooking the perfect steak (or burger, or pork chop) can be quite the challenge. You… Continue reading

New Product Release – Dressing Up!™

    Most of us aren’t born with an affinity for vegetables – especially not raw ones. Most of us have on at least one occasion referred to the end to end salad bar at some all-you-can-eat buffet as “rabbit food”. If it’s green and… Continue reading