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The Gift of Spice

the gift of spice

Cinnamon, cardamom, sage, rosemary... This year, stir up some homemade spice mixes that remind everyone of classic holiday flavours. Not only are they unique and useful gifts, they're guaranteed to add flavour to your own feast. Here are six essential and versatile blends.

 
 
 
 

Savory Spice MixesGingerbread

Perfect for
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Gingerbread Cookies
  • Squash or Cauliflower Soup
  • Chicken
  • Hot Cider
  • 2 tsp. star anise
  • 2 tsp. anise seeds
  • 5 tsp. nutmeg
  • 7 tbsp. ginger
  • 7 tbsp. cinnamon
 
 
 
 

Savory Spice MixesIce Cider

Perfect for
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Apple Desserts
  • Banana or zucchini bread
  • Oatmeal Cookies
  • Mulled wine or Hot Rum Toddy
  • 6 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp. cardamom
  • 6 tbsp. nutmeg
 
 
 
 

Savory Spice MixesGrandma's secret blend

Perfect for
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Root Vegetables
  • Ham
  • Tea, Coffee, or Hot Chocolate
  • 1 tsp. cloves
  • 2 tsp. allspice
  • 2 tsp. cardamoM
  • 5 tbsp. nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp. ginger
  • 7 tbsp. cinnamon
 
 
 
 

Savory Spice MixesHoliday spice rub

Perfect for
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Hearty Soups and Stews
  • 2 tbsp. pepper
  • 4 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp. salt
  • 4 tbsp. thyme
  • 4 tbsp. rosemary
  • 7 tbsp. sage
 
 
 
 

Savory Spice MixesChristmas dinner

Perfect for
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Meat pie
  • Rillettes
  • Cretons
  • Carrot and mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. cloves
  • 2 tbsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp. thyme
  • 4 tbsp. sage
  • 4 tbsp. celery salt
  • 5 tbsp. savory
 
 
 
 

Savory Spice MixesWinter Classics

Perfect for
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Braised Meat
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Dips and Vinaigrettes
  • 1/2 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. white pepper
  • 3 tbsp. marjoram
  • 3 tbsp. thyme
  • 3 tbsp. rosemary
  • 3 tbsp. oregano
  • 5 1/2 tbsp. basil

Tip!

Store your spice mixes in nice glass jars and get creative by making elegant labels for each one. Don’t forget to list the spices in your blends and add a few dish suggestions your friends will enjoy!

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