Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Spice of Life

Warning: Shameless product placement.

 I'm going to do a commercial today.

 I love Penzys Spices. I love their products and I really, really love their catalog which is chock full of recipes and backstories about home-style cooks from around the world.

 They always throw in a surprise sample. Squeee.....

 On Black Friday I snagged a cocoa baking kit for half price. Sweet. Literally.

Other things caught my eye as well. It's all good. I've been using their stuff for years and nothing disappoints.

Being a company that needs and supports global cooperation, they got in lots of hot water with some of their customers recently when they took a stand against the hate mongering of this past election and an online boycott started circulating against them. Being fair minded, they published the critical emails right alongside the emails of support. No matter what stand you take on the issue, they've got the right idea and it's right on the cover of their catalog: Heal the World-Cook Dinner Tonight.


  1. Those spices sound yummy. Anything with cocoa and cinnamon wins in my book! :-)

  2. I have to admit, I'm one of the ones that got chased off by Bill's political rants. It was a few years ago --- well, before the current fooleywang. I don't remember exactly what it was about anymore, but I do remember I didn't want my dollars supporting his side of the story.

    We have a local chain of spice stores here and I get my spices from them. Shop local and all that.

  3. I love the Spice House in Evanston Illinois. My sister sent me spices from Minnesota. These small stores work so very hard. Glad to see you found one to love too

  4. Interesting post! I'd not heard of that company.

  5. I've never heard of them but that's not surprising since I'm allergic to the kitchen...

  6. I read about the stand they took and how hateful some people were to them. I am impressed with the whole company, glad you ordered some fun things.