The Flavor Thesaurus: A Mini Deep Dive

The Flavor Thesaurus: A Mini Deep Dive

The Flavor Thesaurus: Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook is a team member favorite in our shop. This is not a cookbook, rather author Niki Segnit brings together a book full of food and flavor pairings, some traditional and others not so much, to inspire you to get creative in your kitchen. This book is a fantastic tool to introduce you to flavor profiles that make great partners to further your knowledge of taste to then take to your cutting board, fridge, and pantry and experiment with. Here are a few pairings we find particularly interesting! 
June 08, 2024
Essential Spices in Asian Cooking

Essential Spices in Asian Cooking

In Asian cuisines there are a handful of spices that are essential to creating the authentic flavors the dishes across the region are known for. While you may be more familiar with ingredients like ginger, basil and cumin, here we highlight a few of these traditional ingredients that are less common to Western cooking.
March 07, 2024
The Healing Power of Spices

The Healing Power of Spices

At the start of this new year, here at SKORDO we’re focusing on healthy and homemade, and what better place to start than simple herbs and spices you can add to your...
January 08, 2024
Salty: A Deep Dive Between Cyprus, Maine Sea Salt, and Fleur de Sel

Salty: A Deep Dive Between Cyprus, Maine Sea Salt, and Fleur de Sel

Salt, at first glance, appears to be a simple mineral but it has the power to transform and elevate the flavors of nearly any dish. Among the myriad of salt varieties, three distinct types stand out for their unique characteristics, flavor profiles, and origins - Cyprus Flaked Sea Salt, Maine Sea Salt, and the creme de la creme of salts, Fleur de Sel. Let’s delve into the differences and diverse uses of these salts,and learn the secrets behind each of their culinary magic.
January 04, 2024
Exploring the Unique Flavors of Dobra Tea

Exploring the Unique Flavors of Dobra Tea

Ellen Kanner, of Dobra Tea, has worked with our team at SKORDO to help us choose the perfect teas to offer our community in our shop! Learn about her journey with Dobra and what we now have in the shop.
April 26, 2023
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 are towards the bottom, but first let’s deep dive into some common confusions.
January 06, 2023
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
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
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
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