Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spice it up...

The other day I went into one of my favorite stores, Spice Merchants.
There are only six of them in the U.S., so I'm very happy that at least one is within driving distance.

This store is an explosion of color...from mustard yellow to fire engine red. 
It has every spice, blend, and herb you could think of...
I even brought my camera along so you could see what I mean!

Their holiday spice this year is Pumpkin Powder, 
which (just in case you were wondering) is SO good in scones or pumpkin cookies. 

One of my favorite sections in the store is the cocoa section 
(there are over a dozen to choose from). 
Each is a different shade of rich brown, with such a distinct chocolatey scent.

And the best part...I bought some Chocovic Cocoa which is suppose to make AMAZING brownies! 
So keep an eye out, I just might share that recipe with you next week!


Tomorrow the winner of the Poster Giveaway will be announced 
(today is the last day to enter if you'd like!) 

AND even greater news is that (thanks to all of you)
TOMORROW starts the Color Issue 100 follower giveaway!!!!!!! 
so check back to enter!

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  1. What a cool store! I've never even heard of pumpkin powder, sounds yummy. xo

  2. What a beautiful store! All those colors in contrast with the wood (LOVE IT) is AMAZING! Of course it's the one thing DC doesn't have but thanks for sharing in case we are ever out west.

  3. I wish there was a store like that around me. As someone who loves to bake, it looks like heaven!

  4. Awesome blog, I'm your newest follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment :)... Your photos are amazing and this store looks awesome! Thanks for sharing.


  5. Aarean thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. :D

    Oh so many spices. I love spices because they really change a dish. Next time I am in California I am going to make sure I stop by this shop to check it out.


  6. Wow what an amazing store, i'd love to go to one someday. Your blog is amazing and very creative, i'll be following!

  7. That's an amazing store. I'd like to collect some.

  8. Congrats on the new blog! I love the design and of course, the colors!
    Your button is officially on my blog :)

  9. I'm getting inspired by all these spice pictures! Love your blog!

  10. yay, spices! We have a similar shop near me...Savory Spice Shop. It's one of my favorite stores...don't you love walking in the door and smelling all those amazing scents? :)

  11. I'd die to go to a store like that.

  12. I am going to have to check this place out when I am in Breck this looks like a dangerously good find!

  13. Oh my goodness, that store looks divine!

  14. Who knew!? I live in Traverse City and we have not only one but two Spice Merchant stores. I hate to say that I haven't ever been in it. I would love for you to post the recipes that you use from the spices there. Can't wait to visit them and possibly make some new recipes!

  15. That place looks amazing! Oh I hope there's one near me! Great blog btw, I found you on "So about what I said..." today.

  16. i think i missed the poster giveaway, but how do i order one and pay?? also, i ran into one of these stores in newport beach the other day...wonderful, altho i was overwhelmed with what to buy, so i walked out empty handed...

  17. Oh this store looks like a dream come true for me.

  18. I work in the original Saugatuck, MI store! Each store has different spices and are unique. I just happened to stumble on this post along with your Chocovic brownie recipe! I can't wait to try it out and give it out as samples.

    1. oooooh they are most definitely worth it--you'll have to let me know how the customers like the samples (there really isn't much to like?! ha)

    2. Made them, and everyone loved them! It was hard not to eat them all ourselves. We sold over a pound of chocovic cocoa powder that day.
      p.s. There is a new store location coming...Laguna Beach in the Old Town area.


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