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Glendalia Culinary School and Boutique Hotel Class- Friday, October 9, 2015

Wednesday October 21st at 6:30pm, De will be teaching a class at Glendalia Culinary school and boutique hotel.  The class will be about "Infusing Vinegars and cooking with Vinegars and Oils."  The following Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30pm, another class will be taught by De about "Mulling Apple Cider, Wine, and Ale.  We hope to see you there!

Wednesday October 21 6:30pm:  Infusing Vinegars and cooking with Vinegars and Oils

Wednesday October 28 6:30pm:  Mulling Apple Cider, Wine, and Ale

http://www.theglendalia.com/

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Rub Club-Spice Gift Set (sort of, but better!)- Friday, September 18, 2015

In most families, there is someone we go to for a great meal.  They are the person that passes down recipes, and teaches the younger generations to carry on the cooking tradition.  For all of those ones in the family, and the aspiring cooks, the rub club subscription from Colonel De makes for a thoughtful gift.

Every quarter the person subscribed to the rub club will receive a shipment with 3 spices.  Along with these spices will be recipes they can be used in, tips on how to use them, and anything else we can find to enhance the experience with a particular spice.

You won’t just be adding additional spices to your kitchens stock, you will be improving your skills by becoming more knowledgeable of spices and how they can enhance certain dishes.  We eat several times a day, so we might as well do our best with every dish right?  That’s exactly what the rub club will do for the recipient. 

If you’re looking to learn more, the how to videos on Colonel De’s website can guide you step by step with certain recipes, and there is a great list of archived recipes.  Some of the archived recipes include Guinness pot roast, honey balsamic vinaigrette, and Saigon chicken.  Is it just me or you getting hungry too?

For anything you’ll need in the kitchen and even ways to improve abilities in the kitchen, Colonel De is your man.  We have several locations, or you can order online.  Get everything from salts to tea, and even marinades.  Some items you can combine to make dressings or other concoctions as well.  The possibilities are endless!  Thanks for reading, comment if you have any questions, and we hope to help you or someone else please their palate! 

By the way, a big thanks to everyone who visited us at Findlay Market for the Eat Local event, and the Cincinnati Food and Wine Classic!

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Spices and Seasoning for Summer Grill Outs- Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Summer time is barbecue season which means grilling up the hamburgers and hot dogs. Nothing is better than a juicy hamburger straight off the grill on a warm summer day.  Most of the time a grill out becomes an event with family and/or friends.  At Colonel De we want to help you make the most out of your grill outs with our hamburger seasonings and spice blends.

Where’s the beef” is a popular spice blend that is perfect for mixing into a burger or really any ground protein.  With it’s blend of spices including cumin, cayenne, onion and turmeric you get a great tasting burger that is packed with flavor.

Another spice blend you can put to use this summer is Colonel De’s “Holy smoke seasoning” which is a combination of spices that give your protein an intense smoky flavor.  You’ll feel like you cooked something out in the smoker for hours with this stuff!  It’s wonderful, and a great alternative to getting that delicious southern smokey flavor.

For more of a simple but delicious flavor you can try our many flavored salts such as our “garlic rosemary salt” which gives the normal salty taste a little “umph”.  Simply sprinkling on garlic rosemary flavored salt and some pepper will make please anyone who is lucky enough to be at your grill out!

If you want to try something new or are getting tired of using the same spices, check out the webstite in its entirety for more herbs and spices to go with any type of dish you are cooking.  At Colonel De’s Herb and Spice Shop we want you to get all of the flavors out of your food, and give your palate new and memorable experiences.  We hope to see you at one of our locations, or provide what you’re looking for online. Thank you for your support!

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Herbs Seasoning- Monday, April 13, 2015

Herbs Seasoning Blends can take meat and vegetable dishes to the next level.  Often times we find seasonings incorporating spices and salt to season and marinate our food items, but seasonings based off of or created with herbs can offer a fresh and inspiring flavor to your meals.  While each seasoning is better for certain items than others, we don’t doubt they’ll be regularly used after you try them.

A well-recognized herb based seasoning is Italian seasoning.  Our take on this classic incorporates basil, rosemary, garlic, sage, thyme, oregano, and majoram that can be used for pretty much any purpose!  Along with its versatility, it’s nutritionist approved!  We recommend using this blend to bring an aromatic burst of flavor to tomato sauce, or your next chicken dish.

We also put our own twist on another classic with our poultry seasoning. This mixture of herbs is a staple in southern cooking.  Ours mixes parsley, rosemary, celery seed, sage, savory, marjoram, black pepper, and onion granules.  Are you hungry yet?!  Add this to chicken, turkey, or a casserole to bring it to life.  You can feel good about this one too, because it’s also nutritionist approved!

Last but not least we have our minty meat herbs seasoning.  This blend of rosemary, mint, savory, thyme, marjoram, and parsley enhances any meat, and works exceptionally well with lamb.  Yet again another nutritionist approved seasoning here, and something that can really add some depth to your cupboard.

Next time you’d like to add a seasoning to your collection, consider one or all of these herb based seasonings from Colonel De!  If you have any questions or would like further detail on their use, please contact us or visit one of our physical locations!

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Gorgonzola Cheese Powder- Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Are you an experimental cook and like to try new things in the kitchen? Me too! Chefs should always be pushing to create something new and delightful for the palate of the consumer.  At Colonel De’s Herb and Spice shops (online and physical locations!) we’re offering a new form of cheeses that can sneak an abundance of flavor into your dishes.

Cheese powder from gorgonzola cheese adds a tasty surprise to dishes where it’s unexpected. If a dish needs an extra something or you’d like to add cheese flavor without the physical property, this cheese powder is for you.

When transformed into the powder form, cheese develops a stronger full flavor taste that is potent and enhancing. Powder cheeses come from the whey so most of the fat is taken out which leaves mainly the pure flavor of the cheese.  This delivers flavor, and versatility of use in the kitchen.

Gorgonzola isn’t the only cheese powder we carry! From white cheddar to parmesan, and even smoked gouda, Colonel De carries the cheese powders, and other herb and spice products you need to take your kitchen to the next level.  If you’re a restauranteur or caterer, we can even work with you.

Explore our dense selection of herbs and spices in our online store, and give us a visit to one of our locations!  Have a recipe or suggestion for cheese powder or herb and spice uses? Leave a comment below!  We love learning and assisting in the development of culinary creations!

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