February 2020 Lebanon

Review February’s Spice Madam box gave us 3 spices from Lebanon: Lebanese 7 Spice, Lebanese Za’atar, and Sumac! With these, we made Za’atar Dip and Beet Hummus, Fattoush salad (not pictured), Lebanese Chicken & Rice Pilaf, and Layali Lubnan “Lebanese Nights”, a sort of pudding topped with pistachios. Overall, this box was super delicious andContinue reading “February 2020 Lebanon”

January 2020 Spain

Review January’s Spice Madam box was from Spain! With Cumin, La Vera Pimentón Dulce, and Spanish Saffron, we made Champiñones al Ajillo, Gazpacho, Tortilla Española & Pimentón Allioli, Paella, and Churros con Chocolate. We both really enjoyed the Spanish playlist which lasted almost the entire cooking time (it only took us 3 hours to cookContinue reading “January 2020 Spain”

December 2019 Holidays from Around the World

Review Our last Spice Madam box of the year! Just like last year, it’s an assortment of holiday dishes from around the world. We used mulling spices, holiday spice blend, and Yuletide cheer blend to make German Spiced Apple Cider (not pictured), Polish Pierogi Dumplings, Swedish Meatballs, French Gratin Dauphinois, and Dutch Speculoos Cookies. We’llContinue reading “December 2019 Holidays from Around the World”

November 2019 Sichuan Provence

Review Our November Spice Madam box (yes, we are a little late making it) was from the Sichuan Province of China. We used Chinese Five Spice, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sichuan Peppercorns, and Facing Heaven Chili Peppers to make a Sichuan Chili Oil that was used in preparing Dry Fried Green Beans, Dan Dan Noodles (notContinue reading “November 2019 Sichuan Provence”

September 2019 Israel

Review A little late, but better than never! We just made September’s Spice Madam box, which was a culinary adventure from Israel! We enjoyed Israeli Salad, Hummus, Jerusalem Shwarma with Zhug Sauce, Shakshuka, and Chocolate Babka, made with spices such as Israeli Blend, Israeli Zaatar, and Shwarma Seasoning. This also completes 1 year of SpiceContinue reading “September 2019 Israel”

August 2019 New Orleans

Review Wrapping up summer with August’s Spice Madam box, which was from New Orleans! So fitting as we are vacationing there for a week in November. We made Jambalaya, Gumbo, Corn Maque Choux, and Beignets with Cajun Seasoning, Filé Powder, and Jambalaya Blend. The maque choux had a surprising amount of spice and was lessContinue reading “August 2019 New Orleans”

July 2019 Colombia

Review Time for July’s Spice Madam box, which was from Columbia! With achiote, guascas, and sazon seasoning, we made Aji Pincante Sauce (a fresh salsa), Arroz Amarillo (a veggie rice dish), Papas Rellenas Colombianas (deep fried potato balls with ground beef centers), Pernil Asado Colombiano (roasted beer-marinated pork shoulder), Ajiaco (chicken, corn, and potato soup),Continue reading “July 2019 Colombia”

June 2019 Japan

Review June’s Spice Madam box brought us to Japan (or rather, brought Japan to us!). On the menu was Sunomono Cucumber Salad (not pictured), Nasu Dengaku Eggplant, Chicken & Scallion Yakitori, Steamed Rice, and Cotton Soft Japanese Cheesecake for dessert. Shichimi Togarashi, Furikake Seasoning, and Red Miso spices gave us that Japanese flavor! We wereContinue reading “June 2019 Japan”