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All About Dried Chiles

All About Dried Chiles

From surface texture alone, dried chiles can be an intimidating ingredient. Usually when shopping for chiles (or peppers) you’re looking for plump, juicy, and the least amount of wrinkly-ness possible… but the dried chile defies all those conventions. Dried chiles are ideally dehydrated in the sun and not in an oven, and their color, length, and shape are all affected by the region, level of maturation they’re grown to, and method of drying.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Spice Cabinet

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Spice Cabinet

As spring approaches, the weather turns warmer and there are more hours of sunlight for outdoor activities. The grill comes out and across the country, you begin to smell that familiar scent of warming charcoals. Of course, with all these exciting things come a few more boring but necessary things as well! Spring cleaning comes to mind. Washing your windows, cleaning out your wardrobe (why do you have so many clothes with tags on them? Didn’t you buy them to wear them?), and finally putting the snow shovel away without worrying about pulling it back out for a sudden, surprise snowstorm. Something that a lot of people tend to forget about is cleaning out their spice cabinet. This can be done all year round, you don’t have to wait for spring! If you have waited, the “out with the old, in with the new” mentality is one you should adopt this spring.

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How to Fry Spices

How to Fry Spices

If you already know how to dry roast and crush your own spices, pan frying is the next step in building our flavor profiles of your favorite dishes. The process of frying spices is also sometimes called “blooming” spices. How exactly does one fry spices? It is a process that may or may not come easy to you.

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Spice Cabinet 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Dried Herbs

Spice Cabinet 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Dried Herbs

Herbs and spices are our lives here at Spices, Inc. We eat them, make drinks with them, and we absolutely smell like them. We are nose blind to it, but it’s not difficult to gauge that people can smell us coming when we go out in public and people comment out loud, “oh you smell like spices- I’m so hungry!” or “what smells so good? Yum!” Herbs and spices are important when it comes to seasoning food, and the proper storage and usage makes all the difference in terms of flavor and scent.

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