Pairing spice with wine: Chimichurri rub

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! Pairing spice with wine for our Chimichurri is the sixth in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright. Simon has worked in the wine trade for 5 years and has recently passed the WSET’s Diploma in Wine and Spirits. After meeting him at a food festival, he wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to …

Steak with Balsamic Buerre Noir

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It would be easy to think the steak is the star of this dish, but we’d argue it’s actually the sauce! Just as a simple buerre noisette can lift any fish dish, this beurre noir gets its name from the addition of a gorgeous balsamic vinegar. Once mastered, this rich, glossy, intense sauce gives such an incredible hit of flavour in just a …

Magic Vegan Fajitas!

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We’re always trying to show how versatile our rubs are and that they’re not just for BBQ or meats, so we were excited to be featured in TheVeganKind box with our Magic Vegan Fajitas! As you may know, Magic BBQ Dust is a fave of ours and this recipe is a lovely way to incorporate it into a totally vegan recipe. Of course, it …

Pairing spice with beer: Berbere spice

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with beer! Pairing spice with beer for our Berbere spice is the fourth in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright, manager of a wine shop in Cambridge who we met at a food festival. He wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to give people a better understanding of how different spices work well with …

Pairing spice with wine: Steak rub

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! This is the third in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright, manager of a wine shop in Cambridge who we met at a food festival. He wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to give people a better understanding of how different spices work well with wines and craft beers. We’ve been …

Pairing spice with wine: Jamaican Jerk

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! This is the second in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright, manager of a wine shop in Cambridge who we met at a food festival. He wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to give people a better understanding of how different spices work well with wines and craft beers. You …

Magic Tomato Sauce!

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Magic BBQ Dust is one of our favourite seasonings and, here at Spice HQ, one of the things we most look forward to growing each year is our tomatoes. So, we thought we’d combine two of our most favourite things to create our Magic Tomato Sauce and show you how easy it is to get massive flavour with just a pinch of …

Pairing spice with wine: Spicy Taco

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! After doing the ‘Eat Cambridge’ show in May, we were contacted by Simon Wright who manages a wine shop and writes a wine blog. He was interested in coming up with some pairings for our spice to give people a deeper understanding of how different spices work well with wines and craft …

Quick & Creamy Prawn Curry

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You’ll know by now that we’re a fan of simple so long as there’s massive flavour!  Sometimes we’re in the mood for spending an hour or two cooking up a great curry, roasting & grinding the individual spices & layering the flavours, really taking our time – but, hey, it’s (usually) the weekend though, right? Mostly though we just don’t …

Mondays’ Sunday Lunch Brunch!

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We’re such a fan of leftovers we often find ourselves buying bigger cuts of meat than we need just to have something to make the day after! One or two roast potatoes and a slice of meat is all we need for a delicious and quick lunch – and when you remember it’s free, it tastes even better! There’s no …