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The Kitchen Imp  Organic, Fair Trade spice blends produced in a converted shipping container. Sustainable for people & the planet. Retail & whlsale info on website.

Tis’ the season for our granola with coconut, pecans, and cacao nibs. Oh, and we add some salt and Pie Spice because we like it like that. We sent out the recipe for this granola some time back. Which recipes would you like to see in our upcoming newsletter? Please let us know.
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#granola #nibs #coconut #pecans #nuts #cacao #fairtrade #organic #spice #easybreakfast #tastysnack

This Chicken Korma ain’t sexy, but dang it’s delicious! I started by simmering onion, chili, and raw cashews and then puréeing them. Sautéed garlic and ginger, then added Garam Masala, turmeric, coriander, and cumin, and chicken. Cooked up the chicken, then added the purée of cashews, onion, and chili. Cooked for about 20 minutes, added more salt, and served it with a spinach, cauliflower, potato, and tomato dish (recipe for another time) and rice.
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#masala #garammasala #madeinseattle #thekitchenimp #whatdootherjewscookduringchannukah #seattlemade #indianfood #korma #cashew

Awwww, look at all of the babies nested in their bed! These little bottles are for DIY vanilla extract. After the organic, Fair Trade beans are put into the bottle, we seal them and attach a little tag with instructions. Perfect for gift-giving! By the way, we have a stash of vanilla from before the insane price increase. These are beautiful, high quality beans, moist, aromatic, and full of vanilla seeds. Come get ‘em this weekend at the @phinneyneighborhoodassociation Holiday Fair!
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#vanilla #vanillabean #organic #fairtrade #diy #makeityourself #delicious #seattle #buylocal

It’s been a day. One of those days that starts peacefully (see the 3rd photo), but becomes and, well, weighty and challenging as it goes on. People I love need my help and I want (and love) to help them. Work is nutty prior to (yay!) one of our favorite events of the year. So nutty that I had to sell my tickets to @nekocaseofficial (😢). It’s all just...a lot. So I need to take a moment to remind myself of what’s important, what works, and how damn fortunate I am. It doesn’t really matter, at the end of the day, that the store I wanted to carry our spices didn’t call me back and that another awesome “gifts for chefs” holiday gift guide came out without us on it. Because two of those people I love who’ve been suffering are doing much better. And I (mostly) maintain a sane work/life balance. And I make a damn good product (first photo is our new, ridiculously good Bulgogi Seasoning). And I love, am loved, and have clean water and a roof over my head.
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#lucky #spices #organic #smallbusiness #buylocal #seattle #bulgogi #lincolnpark #butdamniwantedtoseeneko

A hillscape in the Southwest? Nope, it’s Turmeric Tea, otherwise known as Golden Milk. Mix with warm milk and a little honey and enjoy the taste, as well as the anti inflammatory benefits of this beautiful blend. We just mixed up a batch for our online customers and the people who’ll visit us this weekend at the Holiday Fair at the @phinneyneighborhoodassociation this weekend. We don’t participate in many fairs these days, but we’ll never pass up the opportunity to join the amazing artisans and artists here. Oh, and it’s this Saturday and Sunday!
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#turmeric #goldenmilk #antioxidants #antiinflammatory #turmerictea #retail #wholesale #fair #festival #holiday #seattle #smallbusiness

We’re busy here at Imp central, prepping for the holidays and being certain we have enough of everything for our retail customers while we pack up orders for our wholesale orders. This is the first stage of our Vadouvan, before we add the shallots and curry leaves and black pepper and many other spices. If you’re looking for a blend that helps add richness and depth of flavor to chicken dishes, to potato and root veg soup, to lentils, and to so much else,
you’ll love our Vadouvan. But only if you like some 🔥 🌶!
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#masala #vadouvan #organic #chilies #orangepeel #shallot #somanytastes #madeinseattle #seattlemade #spiceblend #pondicherry #india #alltheflavors

I’m so grateful that, as part of my Thanksgiving visit to DC, I visited the @ngadc (National Gallery) with my second born and saw the early work of Gordon Parks.
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#newdeal #gordonparks #photography #brilliant #nationalgalleryofart

Sorry for the Instahiatus! Busy, busy, busy getting holiday wholesale orders, retail orders, and product for the Phinney Neighborhood Holiday Fair made and packed. I’ve been a genuinely terrible friend and generally absent from social media because I knew how busy life would be. I made the choice going into this season that I’d spend time with my dear teens, hang with my beloved, and walk my dogs every morning. And so I have. Mostly. So forgive my absence and, if you’re local, please come see me at the @phinneyneighborhoodassociation Fair the first weekend in December. Or wait til January.
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#smallbusiness #spice #organic #womanowned #goodgracious #seattle #holidaycrazy

Black pepper, coriander, fennel, salt, sugar, star anise, bay leaves, chilies. This is one of our two brines for all the poultry. We’ll have both at the Fauntleroy Fine Arts and Holiday Fair tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday. And online later today.
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#turkeyday #poultry #chicken #brine #spice #organic #smallbusiness #womanowned #festive #yum #teampecanpie

We’ll be selling our wares at the Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Show this Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. What you see here is a batch of our tart hot sweet Chaat Masala. Sprinkle it on fruits (melon is wonderful) or popcorn or roasted chickpeas and so many other snacks.
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#chaat #masala #spice #organic #womanowned #smallbusiness #delicious #tart #sweet

This photo was taken the first Tuesday in 2016. Please, if you haven’t already, vote to undo some of the viciousness and violence that was legitimized and encouraged two years ago on this day. Thank you to everyone who chooses to vote with love.

Some if the new and the old: 1st, a Bulgogi blend we made for one of our restaurant partners (and will be selling retail), and 2nd, spices for our Ras el Hanout, some toasted, some not, prior to being ground.
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#raselhanout #bulgogi #tastetheworld #noborders #lovethyneighbor #feedfeed #smallbusiness #womanowned #pnw #seattle #madeinseattle #seattlemade #organic #spice

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