September 2020 Morocco

Review September’s Spice Madam box has got to be one of the best we’ve received since beginning in November 2018. The Zaalouk Eggplant Dip is such a good, savory pairing with the sweet, nutty Moroccan Bread (which we also dipped in the Harissa sauce that was used on the Harissa Roasted Carrots). The Harissa RoastedContinue reading “September 2020 Morocco”

August 2020 Argentina

Review August brought us a Spice Madam box from Argentina. We had a delicious meal comprised of empanadas (corn/humitas and beef filled) and chimichurri, chimichurri roasted potatoes, and “Matambre” (literal translation is hunger killer), a stuffed flank steak. It was all topped off with Alfajores for dessert – dulce de leche filled short bread cookiesContinue reading “August 2020 Argentina”

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”

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, FilĂ© 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”