Winter Pantry

Winter Pantry

We saw the first flakes of snow outside the shop windows this week. We're not ready for winter, (where are our winter boots?!) but, our pantries are warming up to the idea of slow and low cooking, holiday baking and cozy snow day drinks. Here are a few of our must have items for winter warm up
November 22, 2021
From Powder to Paste

From Powder to Paste

So often we meet first time customers in the shops, perplexed by the world of curries and even more so confused that they've only ever used curry paste and wouldn't know how to use curry powder. Our team members love those questions and the opportunity to answer where they can, as well as guide you in the right direction to explore further-- trying something outside of your usual can be uncomfortable and discouraging!
October 19, 2021
Blue Zone Dining: Food for a long(er) life

Blue Zone Dining: Food for a long(er) life

This month, team SKORDO is talking about the functions of food. Preparing, sharing, and enjoying a meal can be an expression of love. Or eating can make us break out in hives. It’s fuel. It’s tasty. It has the power to invigorate and the strength to humble. More recently food and cooking have inspired countless docu-series discussions and motivated more than one of our vacation itineraries. Clearly, our team is obsessed with food, but we’re waking up to the fact that we rarely look to our plates for a longer life.  

September 13, 2021
Let's hear it for the (Weck) Jar!

Let's hear it for the (Weck) Jar!

What are the hardest working tools in your kitchen? Peak beyond the obvious (knives and cutting boards) and consider the container. Food storage, dressing shaker, vase, carafe, gift wrapping, incense holder, wine glass, and marinade-r. In these days of celebrating ‘doing it all’ and multi-hyphenate hoopla, it’s time to honor the true gadget G.O.A.T., the Weck Jar.
August 25, 2021
Product Review: Eva Solo Burger Press

Product Review: Eva Solo Burger Press

Designed in Denmark, the Eva Solo Burger Press's minimalistic look packs a serious punch by producing patties that are over an inch thick. I used the press for raw vegetarian rounds from Eat Cool: Good Food for Hot Days by Vanessa Seder. It was the prefect recipe for day three of a heat wave! The end results were tightly packed patties that held together on soft buns. The rounds were made of sun-dried tomatoes, cashews and shredded beet. We paired our patties with SKORDO Dill Dip made with yogurt. 
June 10, 2021
Southern Barbecue Rub Breakdown

Southern Barbecue Rub Breakdown

With our 60+ custom blends & rubs, it can be overwhelming to decide which sounds best to you! On each of SKORDO’s jars you’ll find the ingredients listed from what you’ll taste first to what you’ll taste last. This helps gauge how spicy or salty or sweet a blend may be. The world of barbecue is vast and delicious, but the expectations vary from region to region. In our “Grillin” kit, you’ll find North Carolina Barbecue Rub, Memphis Barbecue Rub, Barbecue Brisket Rub, and Kansas City Barbecue Rub.
June 09, 2021
Middle Eastern Mezze

Middle Eastern Mezze

Hellooo new SKORDO set - this Middle Eastern compilation may be just the thing to expand your palette!

A brush of Syrian Za’atar on the flatbread, a Baharat marinade on the vegetables, a Dukkah crust on the Halloumi, and an Advieh seasoned broth for the rice. These flavors, combined with the various textures, creates a meal that is begging to be shared with your loved ones. Thankful to have my SKORDO blends to help me travel to different cultures, while still staying pandemic safe in my home kitchen!

April 29, 2021
Topics: Peppercorns

Topics: Peppercorns

In the shops, we’re often asked to describe the different qualities and flavors of peppercorns. It’s a fair question. Pink peppercorns love delicate proteins like chicken or fish. Szechuan are great with green beans and Tellicherry are our go to for everyday seasoning. But what makes a peppercorn a peppercorn and how are they all related?
April 24, 2021
Master Blends Around The World

Master Blends Around The World

Rarely do we get the chance to dive into the origin, stories and reasoning behind our blends. This month we're continuing our ingredient tour with a reflection on iconic blends from world cuisine. Each is rich with flavor, bursting with versatilely and packed with history. Join us on a quick trip around the globe. 

January 18, 2021
Topics: Cinnamon

Topics: Cinnamon

One of the top questions in the shop is: ‘What’s the difference between your cinnamons?”. We usually respond with a flavor driven response but buckle up – we’re going for a cinnamon deep dive today!
January 04, 2021
Curry Comparison: Indian Madras vs. Malaysian Malay

Curry Comparison: Indian Madras vs. Malaysian Malay

Curry originates in India, and refers to a complex combination of spices & herbs, usually incorporating turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and dried chilies. It’s a beautiful way to capture the essence of each home, as curry can vary so much from one persons interpretation to the next.
October 24, 2020
Let's Talk Fungus

Let's Talk Fungus

It wasn’t until I decided to turn to a vegetarian diet that I discovered all the varieties, tastes, and opportunities that come from properly using mushrooms! When the location and weather allow, I will even forage to find some really tasty options for my mushroom recipes. If you are interested in foraging, you should definitely take a foraging class - never pick and eat something you don’t know what it is. I went with North Spore and have since been able to find chanterelles, chaga, and chicken of the woods right here in greater Portland! 
September 27, 2020