Thank you Heidi! Got my order from Spice Sage Friday and for one, I am very surprised how quick it was, 5 days from the Bronx to Utah. Amazing. Love the spices and the 2 free gifts. Believe it or not I have never used whole nutmeg before (just the powder) and yesterday I made a carrot cake for my son's birthday, and using a microplane, needed ½ tsp. of nutmeg and what a difference fresh makes. So much better. What a terrific find. Has anything ever happened that you think is wayyyyy cool and you have no one tell. Thanks to JAP I have someone to tell. If I was going to talk about jets or hunting then I would have something to say at work. Oh well.
I love my new chopper. It is called Vidalia Chop Wizard--one sweep of your arm on the lid, and it chops perfect dices, small or large ones, depending on which blade plate you use. It chops all kinds of things. I have used it on eggs, veggies, cooked meat. It is perfect for chopping veggies for stews and salsas, and all at lightening speed. Easy to work, just half that onion, set it on the cutting plate, and close the lid and chop, and it dices the onion perfectly! Not even a 5-star chef can chop that fast! The diced veggies go into the clear container that has measures on the side and you can see how much onion you have diced, up to 3 cups. Since it is covered, there are no tears. I got mine at bed, bath and beyond for $19.95 and it is worth more than that to me! All parts go right in the dishwasher. The perfect gift, too! I know, I got it from my honey!
I am excited about this group! Is your group just for foodie stuff or does it extend to say food choppers or kitchen appliances that we think are good, etc. (I don't want to post incorrectly) When JAP gets back up and running again, more people will be coming in to join in the fun!
The Spice House in Illinois and Wisc. is owned by the sister of Penzys. You can order as little as 1 ounce of a spice which is great if there is something you need for a recipe but don't need to keep a lot on hand. Find them at
Even though we have lots of different grocery chains here I couldn't find a reliable source for rye flour. Barry Farms in Ohio barryfarm.com has a good variety of flours including things like graham flour.
Lately, though, I've been using My Spice Sage myspicesage.com. Their rye and pumpernickel flours are really good and so is their customer service. I now am buying semolina flour from them which works out to be cheaper than what I would pay for it at the grocery. They have free shipping on orders over $40, usually have a freebie or two, and lots of spices that are only $1.50 an ounce. A recent freebie from them was 8, that's right EIGHT, vanilla beans! Among other things, I've been grinding up short pieces with my coffee beans. That's what vanilla coffee should really taste like. LOL