Cardamom Deep Dive

Cardamom Deep Dive

On our herbs + spices shelves, you can find Black Cardamom Pods, Green Cardamom Pods, Cardamom Seeds, and Ground Cardamom. Some folks use cardamom on a regular basis, and some have never even considered adding it to their pantry! We hope this informative breakdown and our collection of recipes will empower our home cooks to give it a try! Come by the shop anytime to experiment with the team at our smelling wall.
January 31, 2023
Paprika Breakdown-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Paprika Breakdown

With four different paprikas in our stores, it can be a challenge to choose which one to use in which recipes. Fear not, we are here to help! Old Port Team Member, Adrian Griffis, took some time to research the differences and break it down for you. We certainly learned something new, how about you?
January 10, 2023
A SKORDO Seed Guide

A SKORDO Seed Guide

January is great for cleaning out the kitchen after all the holiday hosting and restocking your pantry with fresh flavors. Among our herb + spice selection, about 20% of them are whole seeds. It can be tricky to know which to use, when to toast, and what flavors they bring to the table. Links to all of our seeds toward the bottom, but first let’s deep dive into some common confusions.
January 06, 2023
SKORDO Team Holiday Traditions

SKORDO Team Holiday Traditions

If you've ever had the pleasure of shopping in one of our SKORDO stores, it's likely you've been greeted and helped by one of our friendly + knowledgable team members. We are so appreciative of the time they spend with each person who walks in the door and the passion they share for cooking! This year we're celebrating by sharing some of their favorite things to do this time of year.  
December 24, 2022
2022 Gift Guide

2022 Gift Guide

This will be our fifth holiday season in our Old Port shop + each year we're greeted with new, creative customer prompts for gifts they're seeking out. This year we've got the following gift collections on our website: Cheers, Cook with Love, Bake, Friends + Family, World Plates, and Maine Love. Since we understand not every gift need fits into one of those categories, below you'll find some niche categories you may able to relate to!
December 13, 2022
Build Your Own Holiday Collection-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Build Your Own Holiday Collection

Looking for the perfect gift for that impossible to shop for person? Have no fear, build your owns are here! Our collection of build your own boxes allow for endless ingredient combinations. Each box holds four 1/4 cup jars tailored to your recipients specific taste. 

Follow this link to learn more about the Build Your Own Holiday SKORDO Sets or read on for themed suggestions. 

November 30, 2022
Fresh on the shelves: Just Add Lime SKORDO Set

Fresh on the shelves: Just Add Lime SKORDO Set

Just in time for the Holiday season, we have a new 4-jar Gift Set hitting the shelves. So sorry to be saying goodbye to “Mexico” but excited to launch “Just Add Lime”- four tropical flavor blends paired together in one easy-to-grab + easy-to-love collection. Taco SeasoningChile Lime Sea SaltJerk Seasoning, and Adobo Spice Blend all working together to help you feel like you’re on vacation from your home kitchen. All of our blends are vegan + gluten-free so think of it as an all-inclusive vacation!
October 31, 2022
SKORDO on Antoni's Easy-Bake Battle

SKORDO on Antoni's Easy-Bake Battle

Well this is exciting! This October, SKORDO ingredients will be used on Antoni's Easy Bake Battle, a home cooking competition show on Netflix

October 05, 2022
Barton Seaver x SKORDO | Wine Pairing Salt Blends

Barton Seaver x SKORDO | Wine Pairing Salt Blends

Introducing: Barton Seaver x SKORDO Wine Pairing Sea Salts.

We are thrilled to launch six new sea salt blends, each handcrafted to pair with the world’s most beloved wines. From the kitchen of Barton Seaver, esteemed chef and author-- each blend is designed to deliciously season proteins, vegetables, legumes, and grains while complementing the flavor of each wine varietal. Dive into each new blend and explore recipes to go with them.

October 01, 2022
The Lost Fire Interview with Chef German Lucarelli

The Lost Fire Interview with Chef German Lucarelli

Our customers have been LOVING The Lost Fire Cookbook in stores. We are so lucky to have such an amazing wood-fire restaurant here in Maine and even more lucky to finally have the recipes in print! We are very grateful to have had Chef German Lucarelli answer a few questions we were curious about after reading through the new cookbook. Read through them below to learn "Why Maine?", get an inside scoop on what the experience is like, and learn how the restaurant and Chef German have developed since opening.
September 26, 2022
Local Maine Menus | SKORDO Ingredients

Local Maine Menus | SKORDO Ingredients

Being in Portland, Maine- we're surrounded by new and exciting restaurants, food trucks, and pop up events constantly! Being on Fore Street specifically, we're lucky to have a handful of those local food businesses stop by regularly to pickup some ingredients for their menu.

Here’s some of our favorites...

September 22, 2022
Brad's Favorite Portland Activities

Brad's Favorite Portland Activities

Hi I'm Brad, a Sales Associate at SKORDO. I'm a recent transplant to Portland, Maine. My girlfriend and I moved to the city from West Virginia a year ago. We have definitely fallen in love with the area. I think calling Portland a city really isn't fair. It feels and operates like an oversized beach town.

Moving to Portland after one visit is a common theme and there are no exceptions here, but my inspiration to move may be a little different. While I love all of Portland's food, I chose Maine to satisfy my sense of adventure and I've found more fun stuff to do in Portland than I thought possible.

May 02, 2022