Organic Fair is a family run business located on a 5 acre organic farm in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island. 100% of what they sell is manufactured exclusively with organic and fair trade ingredients. They focus on delicious flavour combinations that use exceptional ingredients and because of this you will find all of their products reach the highest levels of quality. Specializing in chocolate, tea, coffe, and spices, Organic Fair is a manufacturer and supplier of premium products that we all love.
Country of origin: India. The small fruits of the Allspice shrub are harvested when green and then traditionally dried in the sun to develop flavor. The result is a blend in taste and aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, with just a slight peppery heat. This spice is a staple to savory Caribbean jerk seasonings and can be found in sausage, curry, and pickling preparations. More common to North American cuisine, allspice lends its unique flavour to sweet cakes, loaves, cookies and breads. Fresh grind for the best flavor!
From the Greek word basileus, meaning "king", this herb is a staple ingredient in cuisines all over the world. Add to tomato based dishes, salad dressings, or pasta. This king of spices, a must for any spice collection! Country of Origin: Egypt.
Country of origin: Turkey. One of the most widely used dried herbs across North America and Europe, the leaves of the bay laurel tree deliver a distinctive slightly floral flavor and fragrance. Just a leaf or two will enhance the flavor of your favorite stews, soups, and sauces.
Country of Origin: India. Dried organic hot chili's are crushed to give you delicious chili flakes. Heat up pickled treats, chowder, or gumbo. Sprinkle atop spaghetti or pizza for an added zing!
Country of Origin: USA. At the end of the growing season jalapeno peppers turn from green to red. These red peppers are then dried and smoked to give you a chipotle chili. This ground chipotle pepper adds a earthy, smokey heat to Mexican inspired fare. Try our chiapas organic dark chocolate bar to see how chipotle can even kick chocolate up a notch!
Country of origin: USA. This pungent and delicious bulb has been dried and ground to give you easy to use organic garlic powder. Infuses great flavor into dips, salad dressings, soups, sauces, and spice rubs. Perfect for smooth and zesty garlic mashed potatoes! * not recommended for sauteing. Tip: 1/4 teaspoon = 1 clove of fresh garlic
Country of origin: Sri Lanka. The cultivation of nutmeg in a long process. Harvest of the nutmeg fruit begins at least 7 years after planting and the plant will not reach it's full potential for at least 20 years. Nutty, warm and slightly sweet, this spice enhances pies, custards, cookies and spice cakes. Indispensable to eggnog, and mulled cider, nutmeg can also lend something special to savory ingredients such as chicken, lamb, black beans, and sausage. Add a pinch to apple pie,
Part of the mint family, oregano has a warm peppery zing which is well preserved in dried form. Together with basil, oregano contributes much to the distinctive flavour of many Italian and Greek dishes. This herb pairs very well with ingredients such as tomato, olives, capers, lemon and olive oil. Add to pizza and pasta sauces, Greek salad dressing, and grilled lamb or vegetables.
Country of origin: Israel. Traditionally used mostly in Spanish and Hungarian cuisines, the fruits of mild chili or bell peppers are dried and ground to produce Paprika. Such peppers are very high in vitamin C, most of which is retained in the powered form. Often seen sprinkled on deviled eggs or potato salad, paprika adds something special to rice dishes, stews, and soups, also lending the distinctive red coloring to goulash and tandoori chicken. Try adding paprika to your homemade salad dressing. Temporarily emulsifying the oil and vinegar, this spices makes a smooth and beautifully colored salad dressing!
Country of origin: Morroco. Native to the Mediterranean and usually found growing wild near the shoreline, the Latin name for rosemary means "dew of the sea", These grayish green leaves have a highly aromatic bittersweet, lemony, slightly piney flavour. Works well with poultry, lamb, potatoes, even sweet treats. Season homemade chicken soups, stews, and stocks, toss with potatoes before roasting, or blend with salt, pepper, and garlic power to crust lamb chops or roast chicken. Add 2 teaspoons to your favorite shortbread for an unexpected treat!
Country of origin: India. Organic dried chili in it's whole form. Just one is often enough, amp up pickled veggies or saute with onion and garlic as a base for tomato based pasta sauces, chili, or soup.
The blue-grey leaves of the sage bush have long been thought to aid in the digestion of heavy rich meals. Best paired with fattier cuts of pork, lamb, and poultry, especially when combined with a sweet fruit element, and vegetables such as potato, mushroom, pumpkin, and legumes. Add to bbq baked beans or warm pumpkin soup. Toss cranberries and sausage, or apricots and bacon along with sage into your poultry stuffing for the perfect holiday bird!
Thyme is an important culinary ingredient all over the globe. In dried form, the herb retains full flavour and is a great source of iron. Aiding in the digestion of fat, thyme is the perfect accompaniment to naturally rich meats such as duck, beef, or lamb. It pairs well with tomato based sauces, or on spaghetti bolognese, or in your favourite gravy. <br><br> Going back to ancient times, from the Greeks and Romans to the Scottish highlanders and the knights of the middle ages, thyme was thought to bring strength and courage.
Frosty mornings, gloves and scarves, winter is here. The familiar scent of apple, spices, orange, and vanilla simmering away, sweet and aromatic. What better way to warm up hands and hearts! Directons for Optimal Pleasure: Add 1/3 of tin contents, including 1 cinnamon stick & 1 star anise pod to 3 litres of unsweetened apple juice. Simmer for 30 minutes. Strain and enjoy. Also try this blend with red wine or black tea.