This recipe was passed on to us years ago by our friend James as a great example of what to do with Piment d’Espelette, a lovely crushed chile that’s grown exclusively in the Basque region of France. James was right: this dish is the perfect showcase for the spicy, toasty flavour of these rare chiles.
This is how we make chai at home. The key is the whole milk, which adds richness, and the relatively large amount of sugar. Sugar really brings out the flavour of the spices, and in India, chai is almost always served very sweet.
When fall arrives and the evenings are chilly, many of us start to crave warming comfort foods like soups and stews. This recipe is a great example of how our Winter Stewing Blend can help to bring common, ordinary ingredients together into a delicious one-pot meal.
Where would our society be without beer can chicken? This method of barbequing chicken has become immensely popular over the years, probably because it requires only a barbeque, a chicken, some beer and some relaxation. So pull up a lawn chair, grab a beer and get roasting.
When people inquire about our Baltimore Bayline Seasoning, they are following a recipe for crab cakes probably 9 out of 10 times. The blend is basically designed for that, so we thought it made sense to share our own favourite and simple crab cake recipe that produces great results with very little work.
We love fish & chips, but we're not big fans of the boring tartar sauce that usually accompanies it. This aioli is made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, and it gets its fresh and delicious flavour from our very own Bow River Fish Blend.
Why Brine? Turkey can become dry as it is cooked, and the brining solution causes a change in the turkey's protein structure that allows it to better hold onto its moisture. The flavours from the spices are absorbed and help to boost the flavour. It really is worth the little bit of extra effort.
Mulled wine and cider are usually thought of as seasonal beverages, but they are also wonderfully social drinks to get you through the long winter months after the New Year. Plus, there's no better way to use up inferior wine you may have kicking around (or your grandfather's home-made).
Nothing says comfort food quite like a hearty Irish stew. It’s also an excellent vehicle for our Winter Stewing Blend, which gives this stew a nice, deep base flavour of herbs, garlic and pepper. To go with it, Cheddar Nigella Beer Bread takes advantage of the perfect pairing for nigella seeds: cheddar cheese.
This is ideal as a light spring drink, for Easter brunches or afternoons spent enjoying the emerging sunshine. Use it with sparkling or still water, and booze it up as you please. Gin is an especially suitable match.