Category Archives: Fact Sheet
Have you ever looked at something and wondered how it is made?
I do, all the time. Ridged rigatoni, a ball of twine, a violin– they’ve all captured my curiosity.
Chocolate bark is nowhere as complex as a violin, but it is still interesting to think about all of the steps required to get from this:
You should never speak badly of your competition, they say.
I understand what’s behind that. And I won’t speak badly of anyone here. But I have to tell you that I definitely spent a good chunk of time, in the early phases of Your Spice of Life, looking at what my competitors were doing. I had a very critical eye, and made careful note of what I appreciated about their products, whether it be packaging, price or taste — and also things I was not a fan of. Read the rest of this entry
People living near the oceans have always counted on its bounty for their existence. The first thing that comes to mind is seafood, but you can’t forget about the amazing seaweeds. You may have heard of nori (wrapped around your sushi rolls), but would you believe there are at least 20 other types of edible seaweed? I am going to focus on one called “dulse”, and the important role it plays in our diet.
Meet dulse flakes…
Pronounced like “pulse”, dulse is a red seaweed harvested in the cool waters along Atlantic coast of Canada and also along the shores of Ireland and Norway. Its fronds grow in tidal areas on rocks, shells, and the larger, longer, brown seaweeds. [a]
Sea salt has become commonplace over the last few years. Maybe you’ve even switched over to it yourself. But for many people, it’s a little mysterious, especially when confronted with the hundreds of different kinds. Do you really know what it is, where it comes from, and what makes it so different from traditional table salt?
If you are like most people, the answer is NO.
Since Your Spice of Life sells lots of different sea salts, I wanted to put together a nice little “fact sheet” to answer the most common questions I get. If you have others, let me know! Read the rest of this entry
Sea salt is such a hot topic these days, with its gorgeous colors, health benefits over table salt, and unquestionable “foodie” appeal. I am continually adding to the salts that I carry, but here is the present line-up of deliciousness: