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May 18, 2009

thespicehouseIf someone would have told me I would get into spices, I would have thought they were CRAZY.  But suddenly, I am interested in having fresh spices in my pantry!  My favorite favorite favorite seasoning is Lake Shore Drive Seasoning Spice Blend from the famous Spice House in Evanston, Illinois.  I am starting to go a little overboard on it – so I just had the biggest tub of it shipped to me this week to keep up with our house demand.  I use it weekly on israeli couscous (in the bulk section at Whole Foods) and add water, salt and some healthy/heavy shakes of Lake Shore Drive Seasoning and my kids LOVE it. “Couscous” was one of my son’s first words!

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  1. Bridgette Thomas permalink
    May 18, 2009 11:11 pm

    Awesome blog, I love it! Re: spices, have you tried Penzeys? It is a WI company. My husband does atkins so no marinades for us. Penzeys to the rescue! They have a whole line of “some like it hot” spices. Our favorite is Northwoods Fire. They also carry baking spices – they have incredible cinnamon flavors.

    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html

  2. May 19, 2009 10:21 am

    I have another spice company for you in Michigan. Check it out.

  3. Amy Brittain permalink
    May 19, 2009 11:45 am

    You heart spices! I’m intrigued by this one and will need to check it out. (I also love the first-words couscous story.)

  4. May 29, 2009 3:33 pm

    I used this today on omelettes… so-o-o good. It was the only seasoning I needed!

  5. Julie Ruck permalink
    June 4, 2009 7:04 am

    hey suz! love the blog. so, how do you make israeli couscous? i looked for it at whole foods and couldn’t find it so i bought middle east couscous and hope it’s just as good. but i got home and realized if couscous is not from a box i am clueless on how to make it. can you help CM? thanks, julie

    • theconciergemom permalink*
      June 4, 2009 2:24 pm

      jules, israeli couscous is a larger sized grain and I buy it in bulk and in a box at Whole Foods. They look like little “pearls” as some boxes describe it. I make so much couscous these days that I eye it- but grab any couscous box and the directions are the same. Usually- 2 quart saucepan, saute couscous in 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat until couscous is slightly browned (about 5 min)- in another pan- boil about 2 cups water and add it to the 2 quart- reduce heat to medium-low and cover. simmer for 12 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. serve hot or cold – or you can warm it up again later. hope this helps.

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