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Herb Day

Herbs have been used for countless centuries to add flavour and nutrition to food. All around the world, no matter where you go, you will find different areas that use their own native traditional herbs or spices, usually with favoured combinations, to complement traditional dishes. In addition to this, herbs and spices can also be used to complement healing and to promote wellbeing - so they truly are amazingly versatile!

Did you know there is an official day to just celebrate herbs? Herb Day, which falls on the 7th of May, gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate herbs and spices, and share with you some amazing traditional herb and spice mixes you can make at home!
Most spices and herbs are readily available from shops already ground, dried, chopped etc.. However, any good cook will tell you that nothing beats freshly ground/chopped ingredients. Not only do they contain higher levels of flavour and fragrance, but they are packed with a lot more nutrients too. 
Whilst nothing can fault the traditional pestle and mortar, using this method does take a lot of time and energy. We find the best way to chop and grind herbs and spices is with an electric grinder. If you don't already have one, why not check out our range of grinders where we have a new model that can prepare both wet and dry ingredients at the touch of a button. 

Pistachio Pesto

PESTO AL PISTACCHIO

Italy

For pasta, seafood

Makes 50g

  • 40g  pistachios (unshelled and unsalted) 
  • 128g  basil leaves
  • 4tbsp  heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp parmagiano reggiano  (grated)
  • 3 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1  garlic clove
  • Pinch of Sea salt (to taste) 

Gingerbread Spice

LEBKUCHENGEWÜRZ

Germany

For cakes, biscuits

Makes 50g

  • 1 tsp  allspice berries 
  • 35g  cinnamon stick 
  • 8g  cloves
  • 1/2 tsp  ground ginger 
  • 1 tsp  star anise
  • 2 tsp   cardamom seeds
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg  or  2 whole nutmeg

Paella Seasoning

MIX DE ESPECIAS PARA PAELLA

Spain

For rice, seafood

Makes 165g

  • 3 tbsp  smoked sweet paprika (ground or flakes)
  • 2 tsp  onion powder   or   1 medium onion sliced 
  • 2 tsp garlic powder  or   2 fresh garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp  parsley  (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp  cayenne (ground) 
  • 1 tsp  dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp  black peppercorns
  • 2 pinches of safron
  • 1 pinch of rock salt

French Four Spice

QUATRE ÉPICES

France

For soups, poultry

Makes 75g

  • 1tbsp  white peppercorns 
  • 1/2  whole nutmeg
  • 12  whole cloves
  • 2 inches  cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp  ground ginger

Harissa Paste

Morocco

For chicken, houmous, rice

Makes 335g

  • 7 whole dried chillies (rehydrated for at least 30 minutes) 
  • large roasted red peppers (jarred peppers work best - drain them well before using). Slice roughly before adding to grinder.
  • garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp  tomato puree
  • 2 tsp  dried coriander
  • 2 tsp  cumin
  • 2 tsp  caraway seeds (toasted)
  • 1/2 tsp  cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp  smoked sweet paprika
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil

Peri Peri Sauce

PIRI-PIRI

Portugal

For chicken, seafood,  stews

  • 4  large red peppers  
  • 10  large red chillies
  • large red onion
  • 4  garlic cloves
  • bird’s-eye chillies
  • 100ml/3½fl oz  olive oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp  smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp  dried oregano
  • 100ml/3½fl oz  lemon juice
  • 70ml/2⅓fl oz  red wine vinegar
  • 15g/½oz  sea salt
  • 1 tsp  black pepper
  • lemon, zest only

Mixed Herb Seasoning

England

For poultry, stuffing

  • 4 1/2 tsp  dried rosemary 
  • 4 tsp  dried oregano
  • 4 tsp  dried sage
  • 3 1/2 tsp  dried ground ginger 
  • 3 tsp  dried marjoram
  • 3 tsp  dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp  black peppercorns

Herb Pepper

PIEPRZ ZIOŁOWY

Poland

For meat, soup, salad

Makes 60g

  • 2 tbsp  sweet smokey paprika 
  • 1 tbsp  coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp  white mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp  cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp  dried marjoram 
  • dried bay leaves 
  • 1/4 tsp  cayenne
  • 1/3 tsp  garlic powder

Create these recipes with one of our electric grinders..

Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients
Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients

Duronic Electric Spice Grinder Mill CG300 | 100g | 300W | Stainless-Steel Blade | For Beans, Herbs, Spices, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses and Fruit | Mini Chopper | Small Blender for Wet and Dry Ingredients

£36.99
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit
Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit

Duronic 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder CG421 | Electric Coffee & Spice Grinder | Wet & Dry Grinding Mill/Mini Chopper | 75g/220ml | 200W | 2x Stainless Steel Cups | For Beans, Herbs, Nuts, Seeds, Pulses, Fruit

£34.99

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