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The Kitchen Imp  Seattle-based producer of organic, Fair Trade spices and blends. Sustainable for people and the planet. Recipes, retail, & wholesale info on website.

Our Garam Masala smells and tastes heavenly. We made a fresh batch today for a wholesale order and were struck, as we are each time we make it, how gorgeous and rich it smells. We love it in lentils, on lamb (none better!), and in spiced candied nuts. Oh, and not only do we grind whole spices to make it — so it’s fresh and full of the oils that give aroma and flavor — we do so with Fair Trade, organic spices. Find it in our online shop or in shops around Seattle.
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#garammasala #masala #garam #fairtrade #organic #coriander #cumin #cardamom #blackpepper #cloves #cinnamon #madeinseattle #spice

Because sometimes you just have to lean into living in the PNW, even if you are an East Coast girl by birth, and make kale pesto. And damn, but it’s good! If you still think the only good pesto is basil pesto, I encourage you to blanche kale or collards or a mix of whatever greens suit you, and blend ‘em with garlic poached in olive oil, and a delicious hard grating cheese. Put it on pasta or toast or stir it into scrambled eggs. Enjoy!
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#pnw #pesto #kale #farmersmarket #garlic #asiago #dinner #smallbusiness #womanownedbusiness #blackpepper #organic #fairtrade #delicious #food52grams #feedfeed

This is how we feel about lamb with garam masala. He gets the bones. If you want to try our garam masala, we have it in a small packet, a jar, or a bulk bag.
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#garammasala #masala #spice #organic #smallbusiness #womanownedbusiness #foodgram #instaworthy #feedfeed #food52grams #damndelicious #lickyerchops #deweyknows #awomansbestfriend #spiceblend #madeinseattle #learnfromothers #coriander #cardamom #cumin #cinnamon

Wow. @diasporaco sent me some of their turmeric and it’s amazing! I opened while sitting with a friend and I believe that my words were, “Holy shit, that smells fantastic!” It tastes bright and complex and I absolutely can’t wait to cook with it. Although I’ll have to because I’m going out tonight. 😢.
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#turmeric #womanowned #queerowned #directtrade #aromatic #aroma #bright #delicious

Mine weren’t glamorous, that’s for damn sure, and they didn’t look nearly as good as hers, but I’m grateful to @monishabharadwaj for her dosa recipe. They are absurdly delicious and easy to make. Oh, and that’s what yesterday’s filling was about, too. I could eat these breakfast lunch and dinner.
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#dosa #crepe #pancake #delectable #breakfast #lunch #dinner #indian #southindian

So here are in the rest of the infredients for the dosa filling. Thanks, @alvarezorganicfarms, for making summer cooking so much better!
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#dosa #chilies #poblano #masaladosa #organic #spice #garlic #onion #ginger

Then, turmeric, asafoetida/hing, and coriander. Then green chilies (poblanos from @alvarezorganicfarms), then spinach and potatoes and a dash of coconut milk.
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#dosa #masaladosa #turmeric #spice #organic #southindianfood #india #vegetarian #damndelicious #hing #asafoetida #coriander #dinner

Cumin and brown mustard seed. I sautéed them in ghee, then set them aside for step 2, which was cooking the onion, garlic, and ginger. Next....
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#dosa #masaladosa #organic #spice #cumin #mustard #southindian #indianfood #isntthatwhatallrussianjewsmake?

I thought about apologizing for being so absent, but then I thought better of it. I, the head Imp, just returned from an island off the coast of British Columbia. We swam in lakes, ate poutine, saw humpbacks and orcas, swam in the sea, and met lovely people. Now we’re back, ready for hard work and new adventures. And so, so grateful. I’ll be adding some new products, teaching classes, and, as always, filling retail and wholesale orders. May you all have adventures that feed your souls!
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#quadra #quadraisland #britishcolumbia #bc #travel #adventure #poutine #humpbackwhale #orca #spices #pnw #salishsea #renew #renewal

Brandies cherries, step 2: covered in brandy with sugar and vanilla. Boiling water bath for 10 minutes. And now we wait. Although there was one that didn’t seal properly and, dammit, we’ll have to eat it sooner. My holiday gift list just got easier to check off.
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#cherries #cherry #brandy #madeinseattle #knowyourfarmer #dessert #gift #vanilla #fairtrade #organic #seattle @collinsfamilyorchards #spicemongerontheweekend

Brandied Cherries, step 1: pitting and a gorgeous manicure.
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#cherries #brandy #preserving #diy #preserves #canning #winteriscoming #manhattan #craftcocktails #icecream #yogurt

Here’s what came of those Yellow Eye beans from the last post. Okay, so I undersalted them a little, but I fixed that deficit easily enough. And now, well, now you wish (unless you’re vegetarian) that you were coming to dinner.
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#beans @rancho_gordo #hamhock #pork #knowyourfarmer @skagit_river_ranch #dinner #patienceissometimesavirtue #bakedbeans #pnw #thekitchenimp #food52 #thefeedfeed

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