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Turkish Baharat
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The word “baharat” simply means "spice" in Arabic, and it refers to a variety of spice mixtures that are common throughout North Africa and many Middle Eastern countries. Baharat blends vary by region, though most contain several common ingredients like...


Urfa Biber
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“Biber” is Turkish for chile, and these crushed Urfa chiles are unlike anything we’d tasted before. They are a sort of cousin to our popular Marash chiles – they grow one mountain range over in the Urfa region of Turkey...


Mediterranean Blends Set
$58.99

We’ve called this set the Mediterranean Blends Set with full knowledge that Ethiopia is not on the Mediterranean Sea. However, all the blends in the set share a common ability to evoke the sun and the texture of that area...


Silk Road Favourite Blends Set
$58.99

The Silk Road Favourite Blends Set includes some of our oldest and and most classic hand-made spice blends — the ones that are totally representative of what we do. From Alberta-inspired barbeque rubs to traditional European and Middle Eastern flavours,...


Aniseed
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Native to the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, anise seeds (or aniseeds) are sweet with a hint of licorice flavour that is more subtle than fennel, star anise or licorice root. It is mostly used for breads, cakes and sweet...


Oregano, Mediterranean
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Oregano is an essential herb in Italian cuisine, and is used widely in pizza, pasta sauces and roast vegetables. It is also a common ingredient in Greek cooking, and helps give souvlaki its distinctive flavour. Oregano is similar in taste...


Bay Leaves
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Dried bay leaves are most commonly used in stocks, soups and stews because they release their flavour so slowly. One bay leaf should be used for every two people – too many leaves will give too strong a flavour. Stale...


Mint
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Our mint, along with almost all mint used in cooking, is spearmint. The other, stronger type of mint is peppermint, which is mostly reserved for use in candies, toothpastes and teas. Mint is good with a variety of meats and...


Aleppo Chiles
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Aleppo chiles (sometimes known as halaby peppers) are named after the region in northern Syria where they grow. They have a moderate heat level and a wonderful, complex, fruity flavour. We only carry crushed Aleppos, and since they add such...


Fennel Seeds
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Fennel seeds are striped and greenish and have a nice licorice flavour that’s stronger than fresh fennel fronds. The flavour is pleasantly bitter, but can be sweetened with dry roasting. Fennel seeds are used in lots of cuisines from Chinese...


Marash Chiles
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Crushed Marash chiles are very similar to our Aleppo chiles from Syria, but have an even fruitier taste and are ever so slightly less acidic. The heat is moderate, which makes these little chile flakes perfect for finishing salads, pastas,...


Rose Petals
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Cooking with flowers is still quite unusual in most of Canada, but rose petals are widely used in the cuisines of the Middle East, Turkey, Iran and North Africa. These small petals are a common ingredient in Middle Eastern pastries...


Floral Waters
$11.99

Rose water and orange blossom water are simply flavoured waters made by steeping the petals of the flowers in water. They contain no alcohol or other ingredients. For this reason, they are very light in texture and mild in flavour...


Lavender Flowers
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Lavender is no longer just for scented powder and perfumes. These tiny, bright blue flowers have a sweet, floral flavour that is versatile enough to add a surprising and distinctive taste to both sweet and savoury dishes. It’s pretty strong,...


Sumac
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Sumac is the berry of a shrub that grows in the Mediterranean and parts of the Middle East. It is little known in Western cuisine, but it is an essential ingredient in Arab and especially Lebanese cooking. It has a...


Basil
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Basil is one of the most commonly used herbs in the world. The vast majority of dried basil available in Canada is grown in Egypt. This Egyptian (or Mediterranean) basil is mild and has a slight anise flavour. If you...


Deluxe Silk Road Spice Set
$95.99

Looking for the perfect wedding present? Tired of buying off the registry? Our Deluxe Silk Road Spice Set is an imaginative gift choice for weddings, birthdays, showers, or any occasion when you want to give something that people will really...


Greek Seasoning
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One smell of our Greek Seasoning and you will immediately be craving chicken souvlaki and gyros. That's what happens to us, anyway. Our Greek Seasoning includes the classic Greek ingredients of oregano, garlic and lemon, but we've thrown in some...


Paprika, Hungarian
from $6.99

Paprika immediately makes most of us think of Hungarian cooking, and for good reason: it is the basis for many traditional dishes such as goulash and paprikash, and at least a dusting of it appears on almost any dish prepared...


Saffron
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Saffron is the most expensive spice on Earth. This is because of the labour involved in growing and harvesting the spice. Saffron is the red-yellow stigma of the crocus flower and must be hand-picked during short annual flowering seasons. Each...


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