Vena's Fizz House x SKORDO

Vena's Fizz House x SKORDO

Team SKORDO first learned about Vena's Fizz House in 2016. We were busy opening our Old Port store and couldn't help but notice the vibrant cocktail and mocktail shop down the street. The combination of vintage glassware, impeccably built ingredients and delicious drinks had us making up any excuse to visit Vena's.

Today, the Vena's Fizz House team is focused on their line of sippers, bitters, infused sugar cubes, and a Maine inspired syrup. You can find their products in specialty food shops or purchase directly on their website. They are also preparing to open a new retail and bar location in Portland with enough space to host events and classes. 

Steve, one of Vena's founders, was kind enough to answer our questions and passed along a couple home bar tips and tricks. Enjoy!   

February 02, 2022
Edible Gift Guide-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Edible Gift Guide

'Tis the season for gift giving! While it's joyous and generous and the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be stressful and expensive. Keeping things on hand for last minute gifts is a good prevention method. For these situations, I turn to edible or homemade items. BONUS- you are not only giving them something tasty, you could also be introducing them to new flavors which is the best gift you can give!
December 09, 2021
Winter Pantry-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

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
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Let's hear it for the (Weck) Jar!-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

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.
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Introducing: Maine Paella, Our New Recipe Kit-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Introducing: Maine Paella, Our New Recipe Kit

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May 07, 2021
Middle Eastern Mezze-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

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-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

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
The Lost Kitchen x SKORDO-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

The Lost Kitchen x SKORDO

Erin French's award-winning cookbook The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and A Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine features mostly fresh, local ingredients, but there are several unique ingredients used throughout the book that are sometimes hard to find. The new The Lost Kitchen SKORDO Set gives you access to those unique ingredients so you can feel empowered to create the recipes exactly as Erin and her team does!
April 14, 2021
Tips + Tricks: SKORDO Sets-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Tips + Tricks: SKORDO Sets

SKORDO Sets are packed with potential. Their fresh ingredients are bursting with flavors inspired by world cuisine or styles of cooking. Often gifted, these collections of four or nine ingredients are our go to for shaking up home cooking. Any time we’re in a kitchen rut, we turn to a SKORDO Set for a fun filled culinary adventure.
February 24, 2021
Perfect Pairings-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Perfect Pairings

The celebrity of chefs was near peak pre-pandemic and now when we’re all cooking at home and lusting after restaurant quality meals, the celebration of foodies is at an all-time high. How often do we catch ourselves listening to/watching/reaching about our favorite chefs? With front of house closed, professional kitchens are more open to us than ever before and I for one couldn’t be more excited.
February 11, 2021
Introducing: Posy Sea Salt + Posy Sugar-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

Introducing: Posy Sea Salt + Posy Sugar

Product development is one of our favorite things. Our floral infused sugar and salt were dreamed up nearly a year ago. It’s taken us time to find the right ingredients, strike a balance with the bold flavors and test variants in our kitchens. We couldn’t be prouder of the end results.
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How It's Made: SKORDO Blends + Rubs-SKORDO Kitchen Blog

How It's Made: SKORDO Blends + Rubs

In this video clip we're mixing up a batch of Advieh, a blend of freshly ground cumin, coriander, black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, lime zest, and rose petals. 
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