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Great Taste Awards 2020

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WE WON 6 GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2020 We work so hard in providing you with the best herbs, spices, spice mixes and gourmet cooking sauces on the market. We couldn’t...

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Use your ‘loaf’ and make the best seeded bread ever!

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Seeds for Bread Is there anyone who doesn't go weak at the knees when confronted by the sensational aroma of freshly baked home-made bread? For almost sixty years we have...

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The weird and wonderful uses of spice

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Spices and herbs are a staple of every kitchen providing interest to many dishes by enlivening the taste buds. Not only have they played a role in cooking but, historically,...

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Boosting your immune system – Top 10 healthiest spices and herbs

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Throughout history, herbs and spices have been used not just to flavour dishes, but also for their medicinal properties. Even small doses of herbs and spices can pack a punch...

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A Brief History of: Chilli con Carne

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Chilli con carne (Spanish for ‘chilli with meat’) is a classic dish enjoyed all over the world. Once considered a very exotic meal by Americans, it is now right at...

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A Brief History of: The Beef Burger

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All over the world, from hole-in-the-wall establishments to fast food drive-thrus, gastro pubs and fancy, fine-dining restaurants, the humble beef burger has become a staple on any menu. In many...

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Best Herbs and Spices to use in Candle Making

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If you’re looking for a DIY project, making your own candles is a great idea. They’re easy to make and there are many scents that you can have fun and...

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What is Tikka Masala?

The tikka masala may be rather humble and mild in its heat, but it is an unmistakable Indian curry heavyweight. In every curry house up and down the UK (and...

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What is Rogan Josh?

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Here at Seasoned Pioneers, we love a good Indian curry. You may have noticed we’ve been diving into the history, origins and backstories of a fair few on our blog....

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Spiced Coffee Recipes

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Autumn and winter is the perfect time to be in the kitchen as you make your favourite comfort foods - from trying out autumn and winter fruits recipes, to finding...

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10 Best Spiced Christmas Cocktails

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It’s that time of year again. Decorations are going up, gifts are being bought and holiday plans are being made. With the festive season fast approaching, you may be thinking...

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10 most popular Sichuan dishes

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Sichuan is a southwestern province in China famous for its giant pandas and delicious cuisine. And while giant pandas are pretty cool, Sichuan (Szechuan) cuisine is what we’re really interested...

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For the Love of Lavender

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What is Lavender Great swathes of purple with hues of mauve, pink and blue - the inspiration for famous paintings and amateur photographs alike. Fields of lavender! Stunning vistas from...

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Best 10 Autumn and winter vegetables recipes

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The cooler months are rich with hearty root vegetables and nourishing greens. You don’t have to settle for plain boiled veggies either. There are plenty of ways that you can...

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What is All Purpose Seasoning?

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Whatever you are cooking, the chances are that at some point, you’ll want to add a bit of spice and herbs. That is why you’re here on our website in...

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7 herbs and spices with beauty benefits

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Herbs and spices have been used for centuries for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Not only do they add vibrant natural colours to our dishes, but they also come with...

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