Saturday, September 8, 2012

Anniversary giveaway #2: $25 at The Spice & Tea Exchange.

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*** winner update! amyj from www.oureverydaydinners.com you are lucky #3!  You said you liked salt as your favorite seasoning and guess what?  The Spice & Tea Exchange has a whole WALL of seasoned salts!  I cannot wait to see what you pick.  Congratulations! Thanks Bill at TSTE for your generous $25 store credit giveaway! ***

You waited all day and now it’s time!

Welcome to Day 2 of nwafoodie’s annual anniversary week of giveaways!  This blog turned 3 years old and as my annual thank you, you have seven full days where you have a chance to randomly win special foodie “thank you” gifts.  Keep coming back to see what each day brings and don’t forget to check out yesterday.

Today’s gift comes courtesy of Bentonville’s newest fascinating foodie addition:  The Spice & Tea Exchange, in downtown Bentonville.  Oh me oh my, please tell me that you have already checked it out! My friend, Bill Oakley, is the proprietor and he picked the perfect spot for this all-things-tea-spice-pepper-sugar-oliveoil-grinder-seasoning-rice-and-more store. Pure foodie heaven!  Located across the street from Tusk & Trotter and Tavola Trattoria, you will be blown away by items such as ghost pepper salt, birds eye chili peppers, espresso steak rub, ginger sugar, jalapeno salt, and lime frost salt.  And that just names a few!  

Prize:

A lucky someone will be receiving a $25 gift certificate/store credit for use at The Spice & Tea Exchange in downtown Bentonville.  Expand your spice repertoire!

Contest ends next Thursday, September 13th at midnight (CDT).  I will pick a winner via randomizer.

Eligibility:

Leave me a comment with your name, email, blog, facebook, or twitter name so I contact you if you are the winner (need help on how to leave a comment?). 

Comment question: 

Q: What is your absolute most favorite spice or must-have seasoning that you love to cook or bake with?
  
Want extra changes to win?

+1 extra entry:  Tweet this giveaway (tag “@nwafoodie” and leave an extra comment to let me know!)

+1 extra entry:  Facebook this giveaway (tag “nwafoodie” in the giveaway and leave an extra comment to let me know!)

No purchase necessary to enter. Contest void where prohibited. Contest open to members who are 18 years or older. Contest open only to US residents only.  Although this really giveaway only makes sense if you live close enough to visit this store in Bentonville. 

Eat well, my friends.  Eat well.

Lyndi


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See?  Isn't this an inviting storefront?
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Beautifully presented

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All offerings come prepackaged... however, you can still buy by weight and try it out.
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Intriguing, yes?




49 comments:

  1. I just love cinnamon, in both sweet and savory dishes! And of course on my morning oatmeal.

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    1. And the savory dishes with cinnamon are best in these upcoming cooler temperatures!

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  3. This might be a "duh" response, but I cannot cook without salt. Salt brings out other flavors and without it, food would be dull.
    I MUST get to this shop in Bentonville. Happy anniversary, by the way. :)

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    1. Do you have a salt box? It's so much fun to grab a pinch of salt and toss it in a dish! The Spice & Tea Exchange has TONS of these!!

      Thanks for the anniversary wishes, by the way!!

      Lyndi

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    1. Yeah, you need to! Make it a fun lunch or pre-dinner event!

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  5. Tropical Heat Mixed Baking Spices
    I buy them in East Africa. Perfect in almost all asked goods & a great addition to meat rubs.
    2nd favorite is salt. All colors & kinds.

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    1. Really, you buy them in East Africa? I am sooooo intrigued! You have to tell us which is your favorite baking spices at the Tea & Spice Exchange, deal?

      Salt = good. Have you tried the pink Himalayan?

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  6. Well my favorite herb is rosemary. Can't get enough of it.

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  7. During grilling season I HAVE to have Butt Rub seasoning.

    I just found this place last weekend and can't wait to try the coconut sugar!

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    1. Butt rub makes me giggle, I'm so ten years old sometimes!!

      Coconut sugar? How did I miss that? How AWESOME would that be on the rim of a nice rum and coke????

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    2. Ohh, that sounds very tasty. I really need to make a trip there now. The only reason I knew about it was because I was drooling over their products you can buy online. YUM!

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  8. My new favorite seasoning is the Himalayan Salt (in the block)that I bought at the spice shop. The flavor is fantastic, but it is mostly just more fun to 'grate' your salt! Thanks for introducing it to me Mrs. Foodie!

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    1. It IS soooo much fun to grate the pink Himalayan Salt from a block! You're using the Microplane, right?

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  9. I do a lot of onion and garlic chopping for seasoning. As far as powdered spices, it seems like my cumin, chili powder, and paprika bottles are used the most. I would love to see if they have some of the specialty paprikas that you can't find in the regular grocery store.

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    1. Indeed! Hurry and get down there already! :)

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    2. Hi Christy. We do indeed have six different paprikas and the coloring of them is georgeous! Come see me at The Spice and Tea Exchange in downtown Bentonville!

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  10. Chili powder! Mendy lacyfamily@cox.net

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  11. i don't have a favorite spice (maybe cajun?) so i think i need to go there! :)

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    1. I challenge you to find your favorite spice by the end of this year!! The Spice & Tea Exchange allows you to buy by the ounce! Good luck and let me know!

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  12. Obviously I have been sleeping while downtown Bentonville has been booming... another spot I have to check out! LOVE making my own blends...

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    1. Seriously, downtown Bentonville is a jumpin' place. And kudos to you for making your own blends!

      One thing they had at The Tea & Spice exchange was dried shallots... haven't seen that anywhere locally before. Love it!

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  13. I love all the spices but if i should name only one then I would go with Pepper for savory and cardamom for sweet.

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    1. Cardamon pods are beautiful, too. Love that you had to come up with savory and sweet = you foodie, you.

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  14. Ok, this is virtually impossible to answer, my friend!! To truly respond as directed, I guess I would say simple oregano is my standard placed in many dishes.

    I also love herbes de provence (obviously), and my two current favorite spices are ground ancho chile powder will post a recipe with it soon over at www.thefoodadventuress.com) and roasted red pepper & garlic (a fun post on that coming soon as well).

    I have been DYING to visit TTSE - great post & giveaway! Crossing fingers!

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    1. I know, right? Virtually impossible! Come back and post the link when it is available!!

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    2. You will have to be more specific of your favorite oregano at The Spice and Tea Exchange! We have Greek and Mexican. We also have a nice version of herbes de provence. We have ancho pepper powder along with about 12 others (just added Aleppo Pepper Powder to the assortment). Get in here and check it out!

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    3. Bill, I am going to come in and check out those two different Greek and Mexican oreganos! I am out so timing is perfect!

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  15. Garlic, i confess i LOVE garlic. Have you ever tried Garlic popcorn? it's awesome.
    cltadkins@yahoo.com

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    1. No, I have not tried garlic popcorn. Just garlic powder? butter? Come on, you can't just say that without telling us!!!

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    2. Hey Chris, if you like to experiment with wild popcorn flavors, our flavor infused sugars have been a hit to sprinkle on popcorn, especially the fruit flavors (strawberry, blueberry, lime and even onion!). We have over 12 different flavors of sugars at The Spice and Tea Exchange of Bentonville!

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    3. Thanks for the comments!

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  16. facebook shared!
    chris twyford adkins

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  17. One of our most-used spices is cumin. I need to get over there and expand our spice rack! My hubby wants a Himalayan Salt block for grilling.

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    1. Cumin our most-used spice, too. The pink Himalayan salt chunks are beautiful and functional. I use a special Microplane grater for mine. Get on over there already!

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  18. Challenge accepted!! LOL! I shared on Facebook as well (Angie Calix)

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    1. +1

      Now you have to tell me what you purchased!

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!! Went in the first weekend they were open and they were so nice! We got some tea and a steeper. I could have spent hours in there just looking at everything. I love curry and it's hard to find different kinds of curry here in nw arkansas. I was beyond impressed with the selection at The Spice and Tea Exchange. I NEED to win this one! lol :)

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    1. They are super nice! I've known Bill, the owner for sixteen years via my work industry. Imagine my surprise to see him there!

      I'm guessing that you do "need" to win this one... you have a lot on your wish list!

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  20. I shared this on my facebook wall, tagged you, and told people to check out your awesome blog! :)

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  21. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    + fb entry

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