January 2017

Ashley’s Tea Talk

By stopia@admin123 on 11 June 17 Blog,Uncategorized

Question: It’s iced tea season, and I’m wondering why does my tea turn cloudy after being iced within a day or so?   Answer: When tea steeps, tannins are released into the boiling water. The heat helps dissolve them. Refrigeration can cause tannins to separate out again, turning the tea murky. Generally, higher-quality tea contains more tannins […]

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Famous Slowcooker Pulled Pork

By stopia@admin123 on 11 June 17 Blog

INGREDIENTS:   1 teaspoon Enfuso Arbeqina Olive Oil 1 Pork Shoulder Roast (4 lbs) 1 cup Earls Gone Wild BBQ Sauce 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon My Kind Of Mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon SpiceTopia chili powder 1 extra large onion, chopped 2 large cloves of […]

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Ask the Chef

By stopia@admin123 on 11 June 17 Blog

Q: I’m ready for BBQ! What is the difference between a dry rub and a wet rub and how do I know what one I should use?    A: Great question! A dry rub is a blend of spices that you can add on to anything that you’ll be grilling quickly and that wont tenderize much, like […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions

By stopia@admin123 on 10 May 17 Blog

Let us help you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!!  With May comes Mother’s Day and we know what Moms want! Come by for some sugar and spice. We are happy to help you build the perfect basket for your favorite cook of all time… mom! Let us recommend an Enfuso balsamic- with flavors like […]

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Spiced Fish Tacos

By stopia@admin123 on 10 May 17 Blog

Cinco de Mayo Spiced Fish Tacos Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound tilapia fillets 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup sliced peeled avocado 2/3 cup Zesteez Mango Chutney  1/4 cup chopped green onions $ 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon ground […]

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Ask The Chef – Dried Herbs

By stopia@admin123 on 10 May 17 Blog

Ask the Chef! Q:  What is the substitution ratio of dried herbs for fresh herbs? A: Dried herbs are more concentrated than fresh herbs so you don’t need to use as much when substituting.  To substitute dried herbs for fresh, use 1/3 tsp powdered or 1/2 tsp crushed for every tbsp fresh chopped herbs. Although many […]

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Autism Awareness Fundraiser

By stopia@admin123 on 5 April 17 Uncategorized

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Spice-Topia will be hosting a Fundraiser for A Voice Discovered on Sat April 29.  1 in 62 babies born today will be diagnosed with Autism. Here are some of the early signs of Autism in babies and toddlers: A sudden decrease in language Little to no eye contact Not […]

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Ashley’s Tea Talk

By stopia@admin123 on 5 April 17 Blog

Q: Why don’t you sell teabags? I love your loose leaf tea, but I’m used to using bags.  A: Hello, there are a few reasons that we only sell loose leaf tea. #1- Quality. Tea companies know that you can’t really inspect the tea when it’s in a bag, so most companies use “tea crumbs” […]

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Ask Chef Amy – Baked Brie

By stopia@admin123 on 5 April 17 Blog

Q: What is the one Easter appetizer you can’t do without?  A: A party isn’t a party without baked brie! Check out this recipe that was featured in our SpiceScription a while back!  1 sheet defrosted puff pastry – unfolded 8 oz wheel of Brie 1 jar Yes She Cans Peach Jam 1 tsp dried thyme 1 beaten egg […]

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Book Signing – “Art Of The Pie”

By stopia@admin123 on 25 February 17 Blog

Join us at SpiceTopia for a book-signing of Art Of The Pie with Kate McDermott. On Thursday, March 2nd from 5-6:30 PM, join us at SpiceTopia for a book-signing of Art of the Pie! We are proud to team up with Celtic Carma and Friends of the Library to bring this award-winning author to Downtown Ventura! […]

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