Wednesday, May 16, 2012

New Organic Artisan Crafted Spice Blends Provide Convenient Way to Add Exotic Flavor to Any Dish

Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont has created four new varieties of their artisan crafted spice blends: Cajun Spice, Harissa, Jamaican Jerk and West African Curry. The new blends were inspired by customer requests and created by company founders Ed and Thora Pomicter who spent the winter developing recipes featuring flavors of the West Indies, Tunisia, Louisiana and Senegal.

“The new blends broaden our map of world flavors and give customers more choices for creating restaurant quality meals at home with ease and convenience,” says Thora. “Although they each have their traditional uses, as with all of our blends, we enjoy playing with them in a multitude of non-traditional culinary adventures.”

The new Cajun Spice adds depth of flavor and moderate heat to vegetable, grain, seafood and meat dishes. Cajun flavors are a blend of French Acadian, Spanish, African and Native American cooking styles and ingredients which originally flavored the game and seafood dishes of Southern Louisiana.

Harissa is the staple fiery condiment of Tunisia. A combination of hot peppers, spices and herbs, it is typically used as a rub, a general spice to add to any dish, and as a spread like mustard. Teeny Tiny Spice Co. has created a dry Harissa to make it convenient to create a little or a lot as you need it, and allow it to be used as either a dry ingredient or made into a paste with a bit of oil or hot water.

As with all the Teeny Tiny spice blends, Jamaican Jerk can be used in all forms of cooking from soups to nuts. Jerk is used to describe both the traditional seasoning as well as the open-fire cooking technique of this favorite Caribbean flavor. In addition to being used to add heat and richness to any dish, Jamaican Jerk can be used as a dry rub or combined with a bit of oil or citrus juice to create a wet marinade for an exotic grilling experience.

Teeny Tiny Spice Co.’s West African Curry blend is rich with mild heat. It includes many ingredients that you would expect in a curry with the addition of a few spices more typical of African cuisine such as Cubeb, Grains of Paradise and Cocoa Nibs. The blend is based on curries used in Senegal for preparing traditional fish dishes. As with all their curry blends, it is great as a curry with any protein or vegetable, used as a spice rub or as a general seasoning to provide a balanced new flavor to your kitchen.

Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont offers recipes that strive to reduce the number of steps, twists and incantations needed to produce a flavorful, healthy and satisfying meal. Ed and Thora have been enjoying the new spice blends to make Cajun Shrimp, Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin and West African Peanut Curry, but also suggest just incorporating the spice blends into any meal.

“The beauty of Teeny Tiny Spice blends is how easy it is to use them in meals that you are already cooking,” says Thora. “Turn a meal of plain chicken and rice into a Persian feast. Spice up your eggs in the morning with some Ethiopian Berbere. Create a sumptuous Southeast Asian meal in no time. Wow your lunch or dinner guests with Indian inspired barbeque.”

To ensure the freshest herbs and spices, Teeny Tiny spice blends are made in small batches and ground just before packaging. Ingredients are of the highest quality and Himalayan Pink Salt and Organic Vermont Maple Sugar are used in blends that typically call for salt or sugar.

All of the organic and kosher spice blends from Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of VermontĂ’ are packaged in 80 gram (2.8 ounces) reusable tins for a suggested retail price of $9.95.

About Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont is a small, family run specialty food business created by enthusiastic cooks in 2010. The Vermont company creates and manufactures 100% organic and kosher spice blends that represent various world cuisines. Their mission is to offer healthy organic spice blends that are versatile, easy to use and add exotic flavor to everyday meals. For more information, visit

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