Monday, July 13, 2009

"TSP Spices" review and giveaway!!! (CLOSED)



I love spices. I love adding spices to my meal and making it my own. Spices can really help turn a basic plain meal into something more exquisite and new. I was extremely excited when I happened upon "TSP Spices". TSP Spices has all organic spices and offers every common spice and more. What makes these organic spices so great? Organic agriculture limits the use of potentially harmful chemicals. This means the spices are created from crops that are better for you and your families health. TSP Spices wants to assure their customers that their products are high quality and free of the additives or fillers that are often found in spices.

Creators Katie and Sara are both career women and mothers who put their minds together to bring to you the perfect spice. To help you with your spice use, they offer recipes for each spice available at their site. Katie and Sara also have the publication of their first book, The Spices Kitchen, which will be released this fall. The Spice Kitchen offers more than one hundred delicious recipes for using herbs and spices to add vibrant flavors to your food at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any time in between. To read more you can click here!




The Review:
I received the Sunshine Zest Sampler. Included was packets of Orange Zest and Lemon Zest. First off the containers the spices come in are adorable. These would make excellent gifts, especially for christmas. They even have a set for the Holidays which would be perfect.

I loved playing around with these spices. I think my husband and kids enjoyed these as well, because I was more motivated to cook and try new things. My favorite was using the Orange Zest with my oatmeal. I loved the change of flavor. The taste was much fresher than buying the sugar loaded flavored oatmeal. When I got a little fancy I made TSP Spices Apple Oatmeal Crisp recipe and used the Lemon Zest. I highly recommend this recipe.

I have been dying to make banana bread and noticed that Lemon Zest is recommended for this. It said you could use 1-2 tsp of the Lemon Zest. I only used 1 tsp and wish I would have used 2 instead. The flavoring wasn't as strong as I wanted, but I did like what I could taste. After playing around with the spices I realized that it wasn't bad to add a little extra. I always am hesitant to add too much, but these spices were so great that towards the end of experimenting I only wanted to add more.

The Giveaway:
One winner will get to choose either the Herb Sampler or Sunshine Zest.

To Enter:
Visit "TSP Spices" and look around. Come back and tell me what spices you would like to try.

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Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. US and Canada!

Giveaway Ends: July 31, 2009

275 comments:

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Sylvia said...

I would like to try the Roast to Toast spices
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Crista said...

I think the cookie jar spice set looks really interesting. Such cute little containers! I'm in love!

amanda said...

I'd also like to try the Mull Over This spices.
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Amber said...

I'd like to try the Peace of the Pie. Our CSA is sending tons of fruit and I see many pies in our future.

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Nancy said...

I'd like to try the Bird in Hand selection!

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Nancy said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber - thanks!

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Donnetta said...

I'd like to try the sweet basics. I love to bake so they would be perfect!

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Carol W. said...

I'd like the organic cumin.

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Carol W. said...

I subscribe by email.

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try Organic Cloves, Organic Basil, Organic Chile Pepper among other spices and herbs.

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NaPr said...

I love the Cookie Jar Spices. What a great idea. Individual packets of spices. No more throwing out 1/2 empty jars.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

I'd like to try the Mull Over This packet. This sounds like a great company, thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.

- Marybeth I. said...

The 'Spice Cabinet' - I can never pick so that is perfect for me. A little bit of everything

clc408 said...

The Sweet Basics Set would be great for baking. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

The cookie jar spice set for sure!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to own the Sweet Basics spices! Thanks for the chance!

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whitechocolatecherries said...

I would like to try the Spice Basics Set. Looks fantastic!

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asinglemomslife said...

I would want to try the sweet spice sampler.

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crystal said...

I would love to try Game Day Chili..it would get used a lot!!
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Deborah said...

I'd like to try the Sweet Basics set. asthenight at gmail dot com

Gena said...

I would want the Spice Basics Collection, I use so much of them

OSUfanz said...

hubby is a chef - ANY would be great - we fly through spices!

Bird in Hand selection would be choice

thanks for sponsoring this.

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pageturner said...

So many to choose from and they all sound great! But I especially would like to try Sweet Heat and/or Game Day Chili.

The Mangerchine's said...

These are so great! I love the set for the holidays!

shannon.mangerchine@gmail.com

Shannon

Ellen C. said...

I think Peace of Pie sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

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bridget3420 said...

I would love to try the Ginger & Orange Zest.

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Tracy said...

I like the The 'Spice Cabinet'
Price: $125.00 - and if I win I'd like the Herb Sampler! (I'd love to do a TSP Spices review and giveaway on my blog, Ascending Butterfly!)

TXsunlover said...

I like the "Set for the Holidays" spice collection. Also the Herb Sampler if I win.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Jo said...

The Sunshine Herbs look wonderful!

Jo
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Rebekah said...

I'd like to try the green or the sweet spices sets for making Italian food and Indian chai.

Marie said...

I would love to try the Herb Sampler and the cookie jar sounds interesting.

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Pam said...

I think "Peace of the Pie" sounds great. Plus I love the catchy name. Plus I love pie!!!

Thanks!
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MonCherie said...

Being Italian- I have GOT to try their oregano! I have just started losing weight and enjoying using spices again- I need them all.
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brownhairgirl7 said...

I would like to try the Cookie Jar spices.

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wheresmyrain said...

i like the collections they have. The SPICE CABINET package especially and for a single tempting spice would be the organic lemon zest.

amweeks said...

I think the Roast to Toast pack would be perfect in our house for making dinners delicious!

jennem said...

I'd like to try the
Sweet Basics
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Anonymous said...

I love the sunshine zest! yummie
christy
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Anonymous said...

Wow! Fun give-away! I'm going back to order some!

"Game Day Chili" sounds yummy.
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Jason, Alicia, and Addie said...

I would LOVE to try the Peace of the Pie spices as I can't seem to make myself stop baking...

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Emilie said...

I'd love the peace of pie set! Awesome choices. Never heard of this before. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm...the Peace of the Pie and the Cookie Jar spices are two I'd like to try! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kimberly said...

The gameday chili would be great for the upcoming football season.

Emily said...

I'd like to try the Sweet Basics set.
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Emily said...

I subscribed and would also like to try the cookie jar set!
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jeanine said...

i'd like to try the mild ground chile. neenee838@yahoo.com

Tamara B. said...

I would love to try their Game Day Chili, and Organic Chile Pepper spices.
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C said...

I'd like to try the Organic Green Cardamom. I have a yummy recipe for cardamom cake. And that's not something you see at the grocery store.
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Gina said...

I would love to try the Herb Sampler or the Cookie Jar. The Herb Sampler has spices that I don't have on hand for holiday banking.
Gina
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Kristen said...

The cookie jar one looks really neat!

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Leslie said...

there are so many that i would love to try as i love to cook. But this one seems interesting cookie jar spice set as i bake a lot of cookies for christmas gifts.
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Becca said...

The cookie jar spices look great...mainly true cinnamon and clove, thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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Anonymous said...

Hi
I'd like to try the herb sampler. What a great company and what a great selection of spices. I especially like the sets. MarionG
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Mango Girl said...

Following...

Sunshine and Sweet Heat...though they all sound fabulous!

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sunnymum said...

I think the Dill Weed would be a great one to have since I could make individual servings of tuna salad with it. I like how each page has a link that says "recipes that use this spice," but the Game Day Chili didn't return any recipes. Maybe if I search by individual spices?

Sonya said...

I desperately want the Sunshine zest! I always have recipes that I want to make that call for zest (when I don't have it)

mom2anutball said...

I'd like to try the Mull Over This spices! Thanks for the chance!
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