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are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think
of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I
am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the
love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness
and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one."
~ M.F.K. Fisher, from The Art of Eating
Friday, February 19, 2010
I’m in my kitchen a lot and I love it. Kitchens really are the heart of every home. We think about our food here. We make lists to stock our pantry with ingredients we love. We plan days to feast and days to use up delicious leftovers while we live our busy lives. We clean. All this gives us a self-nourishing routine as a part of our living life. I love that about cooking.
Tonight, I’ll be cooking fish tacos on the stove in a cast iron skillet, using El Capitan Seasoning, of course! They’re an easy dish for the end of a busy week. I’ll dip tilapia filets in flour, then beaten egg, and then grill them lightly in olive oil over medium-high heat for nice color in a heavy skillet. El Cap makes these delicious. Warm some corn tortillas in foil in the oven, using two per taco. Some finely shredded cabbage, sliced onion, avocado and shredded cheese. A green sauce, or your favorite sauce, and a little sliced lime finishes off delicious fish tacos!
Friday finds me in the kitchen once again. It’s been a busy week and fish tacos are on the menu! I hope your Friday is a good one. What are you cooking this weekend? Whatever it is, take a deep breath, relax and enjoy your time in the kitchen. In there, we are the heartbeat of the home.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Hey everyone. Richard here with a party snack that is easy to make and sure to be a hit. I’ve been enjoying Chex party mix since I can remember. My grandmother used to make it for us every Christmas. Try some for your next party or as a good crunchy snack to have around the house. Here’s our version of this longtime family favorite recipe…
4 cups Corn Chex cereal
4 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 cup Wheat Chex cereal
2 cups pretzels
1 cup mixed nuts
6 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp El Capitan Seasoning
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 dashes of Tapatio or your favorite hot sauce
Heat your oven to 250 degrees. Mix the Chex, pretzels, & nuts in a large roasting pan or cookie sheet with sides. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan, then stir in the Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and spices. Coat the Chex mixture evenly with the spiced butter mixture by pouring it on and stirring the mix with a wood spoon or spatula. Bake the mix for 1 hour or until coated pieces are crisp. Stir it every 15 minutes. When done, let the mix cool then store it in an air tight container. When you are ready to serve, place the party mix in a bowl and share it with your friends and family or… scarf it all yourself. Either way, it will disappear quickly.
If you are out of El Cap or running low, you can find more at the Santa Barbara area retailers listed on our website at www.sbspice.com.
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones from us at Santa Barbara Spice Company!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
When we started Santa Barbara Spice Company we knew we had to make the purest, most delicious seasoning blends possible. The only way to do that is to be very select about ingredients. We use the best salt, herbs, spices and vegetables available domestically and import wild-crafted spices from India. This commitment to artisan quality brings you the most delicious ALL NATURAL seasoning blend and grilling rub you’ve ever tasted!
Using wild-crafted spices means families in India harvest from plants in their natural habitat, often from pristine areas. Wildcrafting is a sustainable practice of harvesting from the wild with respect, making sure the plant itself is not stressed and remains healthy and strong. Wildcrafting is done at the optimal time of harvest and allows for habitat protection for future generations.
These superior ingredients combine to bring delicious flavor to your family’s food. El Capitan is All NATURAL and the perfect all purpose blend to keep in your kitchen.
El Capitan Seasoning makes a perfect gift!
For locations you can buy El Cap, just visit www.SBSpice.com.