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
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
Our Favorite Things To Do in Portland, Maine

Our Favorite Things To Do in Portland, Maine

The greater Portland area is a foodie paradise. After spending time in SKORDO with our knowledge team of Portland food experts, be sure to explore the rest of the city! The restaurant scene, speciality markets and critically acclaimed bakeries prove this city is a must stop for all gourmet wanderers. 

Below is our list of favorites broken into categories and updated often. The SKORDO team is always out sampling the best Portland restaurants and will be sure to share their personal favorites when you visit our shops. For the latest hours and updates on these businesses, we recommend checking in on their Instagram pages.We love to hear your feedback and hope this helps in planning your next trip to Portland! 

April 11, 2022
Natural Egg Dyeing-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Natural Egg Dyeing

Decorating eggs is one of my favorite childhood memories. At our house it was all about the add-ons: Rubber bands for a tie dyed effect, Crayon drawing, dripped wax, intentional cracks, even glued on 'hair' for portrait eggs - you name it, we gave it a try. 

This years approach was back to basics. In place of store bought box kits, I raided our pantry and fridge for natural dyes. The end results were muted pastels fit for a grown up Easter basket. 

March 17, 2022
Fennel Pollen

Fennel Pollen

This ingredient is for any home cook craving a trip to Italy. Fennel Pollen reminds us of sunshine. It illuminates everything it touches and a little goes a very long way. It is bright, fun and more affordable than a flight to Rome. Plus, it's one of the most requested items in our shops. Curious? Read on to learn all why this is a spice rack essential. 
March 04, 2022
Vanilla Bean Paste: What + Why?

Vanilla Bean Paste: What + Why?

Vanilla paste is made from Madagascar vanilla extract, vanilla powder and ground vanilla bean seeds that add color and texture. The consistency is reminiscent of a thick Maple Syrup with suspended flecks of vanilla. The paste is a great alternative for a recipe that calls for scraped vanilla beans or a rich vanilla extract.  
March 01, 2022
Popcorn Party!

Popcorn Party!

What’s good on popcorn? Everything! SKORDO Blends + Rubs are designed to be versatile and freshly popped kernels are the ideal neutral base for sweet, spicy, and savory flavors. Keep it simple with Black Truffle Sea Salt or go all in with Caramel Corn. Homemade popcorn is the ultimate choose your own adventure in the kitchen.
February 10, 2022