Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Spice Kitchen mega review and giveaway! CLOSED


Some of you may remember way back when I did a review for "tsp spices". This was a wonderful online store which sold a great selection of organic spices. I was lucky to try some of the spices out and loved them. Each package was the perfect amount I needed to change a basic recipe into something wonderful.

The creators of "tsp spices" are back, but this time with their cookbook, "The Spice Kitchen". The Spice Kitchen gives you hundreds of recipes using organic spices. Below is some more info on what to expect from The Spice Kitchen cookbook

"The Spice Kitchen offers fresh new ways to make everyday food more delicious and to turn your time in the kitchen into an adventure. This book contains more than 100 recipes plus a short history of the spice trade and lots of "fun facts" and spice lore. "

Review:
The Classy Closet review panel and I got the chance to review our own copy of The Spice Kitchen free. I feel in love with this cookbook as soon as I layed eyes on it. I never knew that could happen before with a cookbook, but it did. The cover was beautiful and made very durable. The inside was covered with pictures that will make your mouth water.

As for the recipes they are great. Since there are over a hundred recipes I am not even close to covering all of the book, but I can tell you that I love the Spicy Middle Eastern Chicken Skewers pg. 82. These include a mixture of wonderful spices and it taste just as good as it smells when cooking it.

Being the chicken lover that I am I also tried the Fruit Juice-Glazed Barbecued Chicken pg. 109. All I can say is "Fantastic"! Who knew barbecuing in the winter could be so fun?

If you enjoy fun facts on spices, cooking and recipes, you will enjoy this book even more. There are fun facts on every page. One I found interesting was on pg.123 about the spice "tarragon". It stated, "Tarragon has been used to cure hiccups and get rid of worms; it was also thought to cure snake bite and rabies.".

Buy It:
You can purchase "The Spice Kitchen" at their website www.tspspices.com

Giveaway:
One lucky winner will win their own copy of "The Spice Kitchen" ($30 value).

To Enter:
You MUST visit "tsp spices" and check out their organic spice collections. Come back to leave a comment telling me which collection or spice you would like to try.

Extra Entries:
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- Tell me what your favorite spice is!

Rules:
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 ONLY!

Giveaway Ends: January 29, 2010

177 comments:

one frugal lady said...

From tsp spices, The sweet heat kit looks awesomwe- ancho chiles and cinnamon!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

joeandbridge said...

I'd love to try the Game Day Chili spices collection. Thanks for the giveaway!
Bridgette Groschen
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The Groschen Goblins
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joeandbridge said...

I tweeted your giveaway:
http://twitter.com/joeandbridge/status/7752796332

mamawj said...

main entry: I think the spice collection called"Sun Shine" would be a good starting kit because alot of reciepes both side dishes/meats and deserts call for those 2 main spices of lemon zest & orange zest and I like that its organic meaning its pure which would reveal a great taste and healthy that would make a great gift for anyone to start their spice collection, thanks
sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

mamawj said...

I follow you on twitter as itsallnew2me
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mamawj said...

I tweeted the giveaway thank you
http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/7753842736
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Ronda said...

I would love the Kitchen + Cabinet set. I do so much cooking for a very large family, this would really help.

Terra H. said...

I'd like to try the Organic Dill Weed. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

amanda said...

My favorite spice is morton's nature's seasons!
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Carol W. said...

I'd like to try tsp spice's Herb Sampler.

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Bombtastic Belle said...

the game day chili spice collection is right up my alley
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Joshlin said...

I would love to try the Cookie Jar spices. That looks so good!
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Joshlin said...

My favorite spice would be black pepper. Yes I am a little crazy, but I love how it smells even!
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Sammy said...

I love the little tins they come in! It's a toss up between the Organic Dill Weed and the Game Day Chili mix...

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Tamara B. said...

I would love to try their Organic Basil and Organic Chile Pepper (mild, ground)Mspices.
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Tamara B. said...

I am a member of The Classy Closet (Tamara Bennington)
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Tamara B. said...

My favorite spice to use is cayenne and garlic
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Amber said...

I would love to try the Spice Basics collection!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Fangirl Jen said...

The 'Kitchen' + 'Cabinet' collection looks like it has everything I could need.

Fangirl Jen said...

I favorite spice is fresh ground black pepper. It always comes through when you just need a little something. (also a big fan of herbs)

Deedles said...

I'd like to try the Game Day Chili spices collection.
djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

sweetsue said...

I would like to try the organic dill weed for making pickles.
smchester at gmail dot com

Cynthya said...

I'd like to have the Set for the Holidays, it has most of the spices I use most often.

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM ....... THE SWEET HEAT SOUNDS GREAT FOR MY TASTE BUDS

Deborah said...

I'd love to try their Organic Turmeric - I do a lot of pickling and preserving and I use a lot of it. asthenight at gmail dot com

The Barefoot Bride said...

They all look wonderful! I'd like to try the Bird in Hand collection or the cardamom (perfect for making chai).

The Barefoot Bride said...

My favorite "cooking spice" is garlic and my favorite "baking spice" is cinnamon.

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Jenndiggy said...

I'd love to try "Game Day Chili" I love making chili!

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Bryn said...

I think I would love to try the sweet basics package. I love to bake and have almost run out of my spices this season. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jullee and Fam said...

I would love to try the Game Day Chili spices collection.

jullpete(at)yahoo(dot)com

june_spirit2628 said...

From tsp spices, I'd love to try the Holiday Spice Set: http://www.tspspices.com/Shop/CollectionDetail.aspx?id=16.

Thank you for the chance to win!

Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

june_spirit2628 said...

My favorite spice is cinnamon--I use it everywhere. In muffins, mulled cider, hot chocolate, breads, and soups!

Marci
june_spirit2628 at hotmail.com

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

i'd love to try the Sweet Basics collection, since I don't have a few of those yet :)

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Anonymous said...

Hi! Fantastic giveaway I must say.
I would like the Basic Spices since I am not a great cook. I know the spices would greatly help me out.

Please enter me...thanks! :)

Connie
connie_bryant@hotmail.com

CinnamonAndSass said...

Oooh, definitely the Mull Over This! I LOVE mulled wine and cider!

-Katie

katiecitrowske at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The Sweet Heat Combo catches my eye!

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite spice is chili or cayenne.

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

I love these collections. I'd like to try their Sweet Basics! Sun Shine zests sound great too!

Amy said...

I'd start with the spice basics!

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Erica said...

The Kitchen+Cabinet set would be awesome, since I do so much cooking and I am constantly running out of spices!

Esme said...

I would choose the basic spices

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Young Therapist said...

I would love the luxury of having all the spices in the Kitchen + Cabinet collection, but if I had to choose a less expensive collection then I'd go with orange and lemon zests since organic really makes a difference with those!
meglundgren@gmail.com

Jana said...

I love the cookie jar collection and it would make such a great gift!

Veronica said...

I would love to have their Sweet Basics Set, thanks for a great giveaway :)

Rachel said...

the spice cabinet... because i WANT IT ALL!

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FIBERONE said...

I like the organic sage. I have grown organic sage in the past and it is my favorite spice for my turkey dressing.

Sue said...

my favorite spice is salt. Does that count?
Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

i would love to try the 'peace of the pie' spice! even though if i won this it wouldnt go to me it would go to my mom, i still hope i win i am never able to buy her anything!

email:vballrocker1@aol.com
=]

Amanda said...

From tsp spices, I like the herb sampler

Amanda
dixdais(at)gmail(dot)com

LBTurner*1959 said...

I would love to have the "Kitchen + Cabinet" collection from TSP! This set contains quite a few of my favorite "healing" spices as I love to make natural healing remedies. My absolute favs in the collection are:

Cinnamon (warming, stimulating, anti-bacterial & more)

Ginger (eases upset stomach, headaches, promotes circulation & more)

Turmeric (anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, digestive aid & more)

LBTurner*1959 said...

I'm also now following you on twitter (AmethystRising). Thanks!

Lynn (LBTurner*1959)
lotusrising523@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

I would love to try the Spice Basics collection. Sounds perfect!

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Heidi said...

My favorite spice is cumin! It goes great with lime black bean dip.

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Anonymous said...

Game Day Chili would be good!

RobynSweeps@yahoo.com

Christina H. said...

I would love to try the Green Spices collection...seems like a great starter set with all the essentials!

christinacopy@gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

I would love to try the Green Basics collection! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Tylerpants said...

My favorite spice is basil, I use it in a lot of dishes! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Sarah Lynne said...

My favorite spice is dill. I love using it in deviled eggs!!! Yummy!!!

Robyn said...

I would love to get the sweet basics kit!

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Robyn said...

tweeted:
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Robyn said...

My favorite spice is garlic...unless it's baking. Then allspice is my fave.

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Anonymous said...

I like the Game Day Chili spices collection.

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Anonymous said...

I definitely like the game day chili!

cmarquez482@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

I would love to try their "Green Basics" collection.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Alaskan Bargain Hunter said...

I'd like to try the "Sweet Basics" collection. I've been wanting to try real cinnamon (instead of Cassia...or however you pronounce it) since I've heard the taste is definitely better and the rest of the spices look great in the collection too.

erma said...

I'd like to try the chilli pepper collection.
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karen said...

I would love to have The 'Spice Cabinet' collection. Thanks.

president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

Nickolay said...

I would love to try the Sweet Basics

http://www.tspspices.com/Shop/CollectionDetail.aspx?id=7

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

Nickolay said...

Tweeted

http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/8330340464

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Nickolay said...

My favorite spice is Cinnamon.

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*Mirage* said...

Oh wow I love spices! :) I would love to try the Bird In Hand collection because I'm a bigtime chicken lover too. :)

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Kara said...

No competition at all - I'd want the spice cabinet from their collections so I could have it all!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to try the Bird in Hand collection, thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I like the "Sweet Basics" collection!

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mom2anutball said...

I would like to try the Organic Basil! Thanks!
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mom2anutball said...

I follow you on twitter (mom2anutball).

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