Thursday, May 23, 2013
Looking to spice up your traditional burger? Read on.
Jacquelyn Mittelhammer, co-owner of Westfield's Savory Spice Shop, said with Memorial Day just around the corner, it's time to dust off the grill and enjoy the weather with some cooking outside. "Here is one of our favorite grilling recipes to help inspire you to find a meal you'll be excited to serve your friends and family at your next summer celebration," she said. Jamaican Jerk Burgers Ingredients: Notes: To spice this recipe up, use more Jerk seasoning, or step it up to our Extra Hot Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. Directions: Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Form patties and grill. Serving Suggestions: Topped with our Grilled Pineapple & Avocado Dip, recipe below. Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Dip Ingredients: Notes:* Savory …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Savory Spice Shop pairs with CoolVines for tasting from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.
Savory Spice Shop offers some recipes for a delicious Easter dinner. To find out which wine to pair with it, click here for suggestions from Westfield's CoolVines. If you're serving ham...The glorious aroma that will waft from the kitchen will have everyone scurrying to the dinner table. We handcraft this rub from brown sugar, honey powder, our ground Four Corners pepper medley, mild mustard powder, Saigon cinnamon, ground Chinese ginger, powdered Kaffir lime leaves, ground cloves, allspice and cardamom. This blend is perfect for rubbing on a ham or pork roast. Pat and rub on 1 tbsp. per pound. Also try this rub on yams, squash or salmon. Brown Sugar & Spice Honey Ham Glaze Yields: 2 cups…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Hosting a party on Hollywood's biggest night? Why not spice up your appetizers?
If you're rolling out your own red carpet for Oscar night and want to make your guests feel like celebrities, Savory Spice Shop is sharing some recipes that are just the ticket. While dishing about what the stars are wearing and debating the merits of the nominees, sample some new appetizers and a fizzy spiced soda, recipes courtesy of the East Broad Street shop. "They're quick 'n' easy, delish and overall crowd pleasers," said Jackie Mittelhammer, who owns the spice mecca with her sister Becky Solheim. Savory Spiced Soda Ingredients: 4 whole star anise 1 tablespoon pink peppercorns 1 teaspoon whole allspice 2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 bunch fresh thyme 1 (2-inch) strip lemon zest ice cubes 1 liter chilled club soda Directions: Heat a …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Try a new appetizer, beer or wine this Sunday.
Looking to freshen up your Super Bowl party with some new appetizers? How about taste testing some new brews before serving them to your guests? Westfield's Savory Spice Shop and CoolVines have a few ideas to help make Super Bowl XLVII exciting regardless of what happens on the field. CoolVines kicks off the weekend with a tasting entitled 'Super Bowl Brews' from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. What's on tap? CoolVines will be pouring the following ales and lagers: Kapuziner Weissbier - 5 Liter mini keg, perfect for game day. Big whipped cream-like head, excellent flavors of clove, banana, and vanilla. Victory Brewing Headwaters Pale Ale - 6 pack. Considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Leave something Santa will 'ho ho ho' about.
Wondering which treats to leave out for Santa this Christmas Eve? Savory Spice Shop's recipe is a homemade alternative to a store-bought favorite. Almost Oh-ree-oh! Ingredients: For chocolate cookies: For creamy filling: Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set rack in middle. In mixing bowl, thoroughly mix the flour, cocoas, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugars. After combined, on low speed, add the butter then the egg. Continue mixing until dough comes together in a mass (about 3 minutes). Place 2 tsp. of batter on a parchment lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. With the bottom of a glass slightly flatten the dough. Bake for 9 minutes, rotating once. Set on baking racks to cool. For filling, mix butter and shortening on …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Make mushroom risotto or an Asian spice rubbed duck breast with snow peas.
Those looking to spice up their holiday menus this season found some inspiration courtesy of Savory Spice Shop and Chez Catherine's Chef de Cuisine CJ Reycraft Monday evening. Reycraft spent his night off sharing three festive courses that offered home-cooks some interesting alternatives to the more traditional holiday fare. The chef started off his 'Holiday Bites' class by stirring things up—literally. Reycraft began with a mushroom risotto and explained that the dish—often perceived as laborious due to the constant stirring required—can be simplified by par-boiling the rice ahead of time. The chef noted that while he uses fresh mushrooms at the award-winning North Avenue restaurant, he used dried mushrooms, available at Savory, for the …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Try a new dish!
Still planning that holiday menu? Local chefs and shops shared some of their favorite recipes. Sage & Savory Sweet Potato Bisque courtesy of Savory Spice Shop: Ingredients: Directions: Add butter and oil to a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the butter foams, add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the corn and cook for 1 more minute. Add the sweet potatoes, chicken broth, apple juice, 2 teaspoons seasoning, white pepper, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, allspice, and cayenne. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes. Use an immersion blender and puree the bisque until smooth. Taste for seasoning, then stir in…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Chez Catherine's CJ Reycraft demonstrates some favorites.
Savory Spice Shop helps home-cooks prepare for the upcoming season with the following cooking class: Festive Holiday Bites with Chez Catherine's Chef de Cuisine, CJ Reycraft. Due to popular demand, the East Broad Street shop will host two sessions. The first will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 and the second will be held the following Monday, Dec. 17, also at 7 p.m. Each class accommodates 20 to 25 guests and spaces are available for the second session. Reycraft will be demonstrating some of his favorite recipes, which will be available to take home for participants to test out and share with family and friends as they gather 'round the holiday table to feast on this festive holiday fare. "Attendees can expect an intimate cooking class…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Spices for Sandy-Stay Jersey Strong
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Shop at Savory Spice Shop from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 to help raise funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Savory Spice Shop in Princeton and Westfield are both locally owned by families born and raised in New Jersey. We are all proud of our New Jersey roots and seeing the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has affected us all on a personal level. Like so many others throughout the state we feel a need to contribute to the recovery efforts. Please visit us and join in the cause. A portion of each sale will be donated to the American Red Cross - Hurricane Sandy Relief. Westfield- 138 East. Broad St. Princeton- 15 Spring St. Both locations will also be accepting cash donations.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Shay Elizabeth was born Wednesday evening.
There's a new spice girl in town. Savory Spice Shop co-owner Jackie Mittelhammer delivered a baby girl, Shay Elizabeth, at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Shay, who weighed in at 6 lbs 7 oz., was 19 inches long. She is the first child for Mittelhammer and her husband, Eric. Within two hours of the news hitting Savory's Facebook page, more than 30 people had sent Mittelhammer and Baby Shay their best wishes. "Aunt Becky" Solheim, Mittelhammer's sister and the shop's co-owner, said the new mom is due back at the East Broad Street spice emporium around Thanksgiving. As for any plans to create a spice blend in honor of the new addition, Solheim said, "No plans to name a spice after her as of yet..haha! But we may come up with something."