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 …

Homemade Burgers

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If you’ve always had shop-bought burgers because you thought making your own was either more expensive or long-winded, you’re in for a surprise. Making your own takes, literally, 5 minutes of actually doing something, together with a few hours of leaving something in the grudge. If you can manage 5 minutes of effort, I don’t think you’ll ever go back …

Spicy Duck Noodle Broth

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We’re big fans of spicy noodle broths and one made with leftovers is even better in our book. Quick, simple to prepare and virtually free it can be made with what should be store cupboard ingredients. Either keep it simple for a light lunch or add a few more things for a more substantial meal. After you’ve eaten it, you’ll …

Street Chicken – food with attitude!

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This is an incredibly simple dish and really shows the flexibility of our rubs. Substitute the chicken for chunky fish fillets or even camembert or brie wedges if you prefer and feel free to add your own personal touch to the mixture too. Spicy breadcrumbs are so easy to make and any leftover can simply go in the freezer for …