I totally have been slacking on the blogging this week. But the first half of the week was cuh-razy! Seriously. My husband, Khale, and myself were pretty involved with a Governor candidate's campaign. The primary election was Tuesday. Sadly, we lost (or, I guess, he lost) but we/he had come a long long way and only lost by 2% of the vote. I secretly kept hoping they would find some un-filed absentee ballots somewhere...oh well. Everybody put everything they could into it. We'll not talk about how the newspaper skewed several stories to make the candidate sound completely terrible...
Anyhow! Back to cooking-related things. Last weekend, some friends and I went to Denver for a little Mommy getaway. It was fabulous!
One of the places we stopped to do a little shopping was the Savory Spice Shop. It's a really quaint little place. Every wall is filled with spices. And you can buy as little as 1/2 ounce of any spice. Which is fantastic if you just want a bit of something to experiment with. And their prices are really low. I was in heaven.
I mostly got spices I can't buy in my town.
Herbes de Provence and Dutch Blue Poppy Seeds.
Julia Childs has a few recipes that call for Herbes de Provence in her cookbook so I was estatic when I found this elusive spice.
Because I love love love the winner of this season's The Next Food Network Star, Aarti Sequeria, I had to pick up some spices so I could make her recipes.
And these I totally could have purchased at my local grocery store but they were a mere $1.00 each. How sweet is that?
If you're ever in Denver, go check out the Savory Spice Shop! You won't regret it. Here's a link to their locations.