Jamaican Jerk Wine Pairing

Pairing spice with wine: Jamaican Jerk

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 […]


Magic Tomato Sauce!

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 […]

Spicy Beans with Attitude

Spicy Beans with attitude!

Baked beans are a staple in many British households but sometimes I want more zing and these Spicy Beans with attitude certainly deliver! This is a fantastically simple recipe and great for either ladling on a slice of toasted sourdough or as an interesting side to a BBQ. Try these with our Street Chicken and some spicy wedges for […]

Nectar Small Business Awards 2014

Nectar Small Business Awards 2014

Best Home Grown Business of 2014 We are delighted to be a shortlisted as ‘Best Home Grown Business 2014‘ in the Nectar Small Business Awards 2014. This is the second national award nomination in as many weeks and helps to raise our profile significantly across the country. It’s also great to be nominated as a business rather […]

Walnut Basil Pesto 2

Walnut Basil Pesto

Pesto is one of the most versatile things you can have on hand and can make so many different meals & our Walnut Basil Pesto is a super easy way to get massive flavour for very little effort. The classic way to eat it is tossed with hot pasta but it’s delicious spread over some fish before […]

Great British Food Awards 2014

Great British Food Awards 2014

Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2014 We were delighted to be a runner-up in the Great British Food Awards 2014 with our Rosemary & Garlic Oil in the category of ‘Best Oil‘. Whilst it’s great to be recognised at a country or regional level, it’s even better to be chosen at a national level. Although we […]

Spicy Taco Wine Pair

Pairing spice with wine: Spicy Taco

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 […]

Infused Oil Hero

Cold-pressed Infused Oils

Since we launched almost three years ago, we’ve tweaked the recipes for our Cold-pressed Infused Oils but have been trying hard to find the time to really focus on creating some interesting flavour combos. Never one to do things by half-measures, we’re pleased to announce that we have launched nine – yes, nine – new beautiful […]


Book review: Barafina: A Spanish Cookbook

Barafina: A Spanish Cookbook by Sam & Eddie Hart and Nieves Barragan Mohacho We’ve always adored Spanish cooking for its simplicity and its variety best enjoyed through tapas style of eating.  Once embraced, it offers an incredibly versatile and quick way to prepare food, celebrating core ingredients like Paprika to understand how each variety can […]


Quick & Creamy Prawn Curry

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? […]