Spices and Spice Blends

Make Ubi’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at Home!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Cafe Ubi's, Latest, Products, Recipes, Spices and Spice Blends, Ubi's | 2 comments

Make Ubi’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at Home!

Our gourmet grilled sandwiches were much loved by the community as well as by the staff of Ubi’s! As sad as we all are to see them go, it is quite a relief as Ubi’s was always first and foremost a retail store. Running a cafe and or restaraunt is a lot of work! With the extra space, time and energy we will be able to expand on our offerings to the community. I am very excited to be able to add many products and services over the next several months!   How to get our unique Gourmet Grilled Cheese flavour at home:    What you need:  Skillet – I use cast iron at home...

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Ubi’s Tomato Soup Recipe

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Cafe Ubi's, Recipes, Spices and Spice Blends, Ubi's | 0 comments

Ubi’s Tomato Soup Recipe

Our Tomato soup was made with several Ubi’s spice blends and ingredients. Loved by many, we are sharing the recipe so you can have this unique and wonderful flavor at home whenever the craving strikes! Modify and/or morph leftover soup into pasta sauce (the spread we used on our Pizzalicious grilled cheese) or for a Chili base. Yup, our Tomato soup was the base for our awesome Chili as well!   What we used: 2 – 15 ounce canned organic tomates or you can boil fresh – 3 pounds tomatoes 1 – 13.5 ounce can coconut milk 1 – small-medium sweet onion 1 TBSP Olive...

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Ubi’s Garlic Blend

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Recipes, Spices and Spice Blends | 0 comments

My most popular spice blend is truly a Ubiquitous blend that belongs in every kitchen. In my kitchen at home it is the most used spice, I was refilling our jar almost every month. Now I refill the bigger bag every other month. We love garlic and use fresh a lot. But when I’m in a hurry, being lazy or during the off season, its very easy to replace fresh with Ubi’s Garlic Blend. We even use it on popcorn. To make homemade garlic bread mix Ubi’s Garlic Blend with butter or spread of your choice to desired strength. OR simply spread bread with your preferred butter spread and...

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Sweet & Spicy Cardamom

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Kerri Bailey, Spices and Spice Blends | 0 comments

Sweetly aromatic cardamom is the fruit of a tropical plant related to ginger, and is one of the world’s most expensive spices, after saffron and vanilla. Growing cardamom is extremely labor intensive. The tall plants, grown on plantations in Guatemala or India, flower for eight or nine months of the year. Each pod, or capsule, ripens slowly, and must be plucked when it is three-quarters ripe. After harvest, the pods are washed and dried. The method of drying dictates the final color. White indicates the pods have been dried for many days in the sun leaving them bleached. Green pods...

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Coriander Seed

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Kerri Bailey, Spices and Spice Blends | 0 comments

Coriander is the seed of the herb most Americans know as cilantro. It is native to Europe and Western Asia, but it has been naturalized and widely cultivated in North America. References to coriander can be found in Sanskrit writings as far back as 5000 B.C.E., and the seeds were found in Egyptian tombs as far back as the 21st Dynasty. Dioscides believed that ingesting it could heighten a man’s sexual potency. In fact, many cultures believed it to be an aphrodisiac, and it was a main component in love potions up through the Renaissance. Coriander seed has been used to settle upset...

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Exotic Curry

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Kerri Bailey, Spices and Spice Blends | 0 comments

Curry is a rich and fragrant exotic spice blend made famous by Indian cuisine. Traditionally, Curry is prepared as a precise mixture  unique for each dish based on religious and cultural traditions in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and  Southern Asian countries.  Actual  “curry powder” is a generic spice, a Western notion dating to the 18th century, originally blended by Indian merchants for sale to the British Colonies.  The word Curry is believed to be a corruption of the word Kari or Kori which roughly translates to “sauce”. Pre-made Curry blends are an...

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