Homemade Ranch Mix

Edible Gift Idea: Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Looking for a simple, easy, delicious, no fuss, no muss, any-time-of-year gift? I’ve got just the thing for you: a homemade ranch dip herb mix. It’s as simple as visiting a grocery store, grabbing a few dried herbs, mixing them together in a bowl, funneling them into charming little receptacles and slapping on a sweet… 

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Rosemary Lemon Sea Salt

Rosemary Lemon Sea Salt | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

I love using flavored sea salt when cooking savory dishes. A little pinch of lemon rosemary salt added just before serving can really add an extra punch. I adore this salt on roasted vegetables and meats, but I have even tried it on cookies with surprisingly tasty results! You can spend a small fortune buying… 

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Homemade Spicy Margarita Salt Gifts

Homemade Spicy Margarita Salt Gifts | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

This time of year really begs for a sun salutation of some sort, doesn’t it? A few local taquerias here in Portland have figured out how to do it right in liquid form—the ever elegant and bright margarita, of course. Probably the best part of these stellar Margaritas is the spicy rim salt. The good… 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Sexy Tea

Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Homemade Sexy Tea | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

I wanted to do something really special this Valentine’s day for you, dear Evermine blog readers, so I used my best herbalism skills to come up with a super sexy tea. Using herbs that are known for their ability to warm, provide a sense of security, relieve stress, open the heart, and of course some… 

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Mukhwas: An Indian After-Meal Spice Mix

Mukhwas: an Indian After-Meal Spice Mix | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

You know that stuff that you sometimes get at the end of the meal or on your way out the door at an Indian restaurant? That sweetish mix of flavorful seeds that’s usually served in a small bowl with a tiny spoon… that stuff? That stuff is called mukhwas, and as I’ve learned more and… 

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Homemade Spice Blend Gifts

Edible Gifts: DIY Spice Blends | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Every year for Christmas, my boyfriend James and I like to make gifts for our friends and family. Since James is a home-chef, we decided to make our own spice blends to give to our fellow foodies this year. We chose three different blends: Herbs de Provence, Asian 5-Spice, and Fajita Seasoning. We plan to… 

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