Introduction to Fermentation

Introduction to Fermentation

Fermentation transforms and preserves food through the action of microbes. Today, people are interested in fermented foods because of the interesting flavors that are created; some are interested in these foods because of their vitamins and enzymes, or their organic acids and “good bacteria.”

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DIY Bath Bombs & More

DIY Bath Bombs & More

The path to wellness includes mindful decisions about your bath and shower routines. You can decide to transform them into purposeful rituals for exploring and expressing wholeness.

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How to Make Homemade Snacks

How to Make Homemade Snacks

Learn how to make homemade snacks like crackers, granola and chips using bulk ingredients.

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5 Must-Try Floral Cocktails

5 Must-Try Floral Cocktails

Learn how to bloom fantastic flavor in your drinks with 5 must-try floral cocktails. We’ll show you the techniques and the flowers to use with these mixologist-worthy recipes.

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How to Boost Your Smoothie with Ingredients from the Bulk Aisle

How to Boost Your Smoothie with Ingredients from the Bulk Aisle

Get on the path to wellness by boosting your smoothies with nutritional ingredients from the bulk aisle. We're thrilled to have partnered with Tess Masters, The Blender Girl, on the development of these four recipes to get you started.

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DIY Gift Making with Bulk

DIY Gift Making with Bulk

When you use Frontier Co-op bulk ingredients to make your own gifts, you go beyond simple gift giving. You save money and you support farming communities and sustainable sourcing around the world. Here are a few simple recipes to get your started.

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Cooking with saffron

Cooking with saffron is like performing a culinary coronation. The rarest and most regal spice in the world, it turns everything it touches golden, literally. Here's what you need to know about this special spice.

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How to Make Your Own Spice-Infused Oils and Vinaigrettes

Dive into a unique culinary experience and bring full-bodied flavor to your salads, pastas and more by making your own spice-infused oils and vinaigrettes. With one basic technique, you can easily make a variety of oils and dressings using your favorite herbs and spices.

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How to dye hair naturally with henna

If you're working to clean up your beauty routine, don't stop with your hair color. Instead, turn to red henna powder for an alternative to synthetic hair coloring. Henna, which grows in North Africa, Arabia, India, and South and Central America, has been used as a hair dye since ancient history — even Egyptian mummies have been found to have henna-dyed locks.

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How to care for you skin with clay masks

Learn how to make and use homemade clay masks that are right for you.

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How to make herbal salves

Learn how to make your own herbal salves using herbal oil infusions and beeswax.

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Here are some ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, whether you're throwing a big fiesta or simply acknowledging the Mexican holiday with family at dinnertime.

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Caribbean Cuisine

Exotic, aromatic, vibrantly colored, fresh, lively, hot, Caribbean fare is an invitation to enjoy every bite of life!

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Basic Spices

Basic Spices

Essential spices and seasonings transform recipes. These spices form the basics that both novice and expert cooks rely on.

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Cooking with Ginger

Warm yet refreshing, versatile yet distinctive, ginger’s enigmatic character often enlivens the mix.

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Practical Peppermint

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Polynesian Cuisine

A Polynesian platter is an explosion of color, aroma, and exquisite taste.

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Chinese Cuisine

Learn about the spices and other ingredients that are used in Chinese cooking, and discover some new Chinese recipes.

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Relax with Chamomile

Chamomile is a friendly, down-to-earth sort of plant, with many applications.

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Warm Spices

You’ll often find warm spices — such as ginger, allspice, cardamom, cloves, and coriander — partnering in recipes and spice blends such as garam masala and curry powder.

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Cooking with Bay

Learn more about bay leaves and how to cook with this kitchen staple. Find out how to choose the best bay for cooking, too.

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Spice Up Your Morning

Use spices to make your family breakfast worth getting up for!

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Soups

Soups are nourishing, economical, and easy to make. And — whether you're using fresh produce or this week's leftovers — spices can make any soup sensational, too!

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Seasoning Local Fare

Celebrate local fare. Find out what's in season and how to season it — recipes included!

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Low Salt Cooking: Hold the Salt, Pass the Spices!

Low Salt Cooking: Hold the Salt, Pass the Spices!

Try these tips to reduce salt consumption without sacrificing flavor.

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How Green is Your Kitchen

Take steps -- such as buying locally and buying in bulk -- to make your food prep more ecological. Locate farmer's markets near you, consider your cookware, and run your appliances more efficiently.

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Homemade Hot Cocoa Bar

Craft interesting hot cocoa libations from just a few essential elements — hot cocoa, flavorful add-ins, spirits and garnishes. You can set out thermoses of pre-mixed cocoa along with an array of add-ins and toppings, or opt to tend the bar and brew the cocoa one mug at a time.

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Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Like a boozy, liquid, adult version of the Christmas cookie jar, our holiday mixology menu tastes unmistakably seasonal, comforting and familiar, but with distinct spicy twists.

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Gluten-Free Baking

Steering clear of gluten can be a special challenge when baking goes into high gear in so many kitchens. But with a little know how and experimentation, you can re-invent and create some new favorites worthy of handing down.

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Bulk Pantry Staples

A well-stocked pantry helps us feel secure in our homes and opens up our from-scratch cooking to more interesting and healthier possibilities.

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Super Snacks for Game Day

Snacks are often at least half the fun of the game — maybe all the fun if you're backing the wrong team — so you need some snacks that skew healthy without sacrificing flavor.

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What is Spirulina?

Its deep emerald color is one clue that spirulina is one of nature's gems. As this ingredient grows in popularity for its nutritional benefits, more of us are asking, "What is spirulina, anyway?"

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Grilling Guide

Grilling Guide

Learn the basics of grilling meats, vegetables and fruit, including how to season grilled foods. Find great grilling recipes!

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Thai Cuisine

Learn about Thai cooking, including Thai spices and other ingredients. And try some authentic Thai recipes.

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Types of Salt: Why to add complex flavors and minerals to your food

Learn how using different types of salt transforms your cooking skills, then check out our guide to Frontier Co-op's Gourmet Salts to learn which salts pair best with your favorite foods.

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Cooking with Chili Peppers

Learn about the flavors of four varieties of chili peppers to take your experience beyond a simple incendiary sensation to enjoyment of a complex seasoning.

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How To Make Curry

Curry is much more than a single bottled spice blend. Explore how to make curry, what it is and where it comes from in this basic guide.

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Cooking with Cinnamon

Recipes, uses and other info (including the difference between cinnamon and cassia) about this popular baking spice.

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Indian Cuisine

Learn the key spices and spice blends for Indian cooking and how to use them to create authentic Indian cuisine.

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Cobblers, Crisps & Pies

Learn the difference between cobblers, crisps and pies, and find some great fruit dessert recipes!

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Irish Food Recipes and Seasonings

These Irish food recipes and seasonings will help you enjoy the flavors of Ireland with family and friends — whether it's at a festive family dinner or over a couple of pints and simple, pub-style fare.

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Your Guide to Homemade Pickles

Your Guide to Homemade Pickles

It’s easy and fun to create your own signature pickling blend according to your taste preferences. Begin with a basic, multifunctional seasoning blend for the brine, then experiment with additional spices to strike a balance that makes the perfect pickle.

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Italian Cuisine

Learn what herbs and spices are essential for Italian cooking and try some of our irresistible Italian recipes.

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Flavored Butters & Oils

Delicious butters and oils are very simple to make, keep for weeks in the refrigerator, and can be whipped up with whichever of the following ingredients you happen to have on hand!

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Homemade Herbal Sodas

Homemade Herbal Sodas

It's still possible to enjoy the soft drinks of yesteryear with their complex aromas, beneficial flavors and unique appeal. You can make them yourself at home while controlling the amount of sugar in the final mix.

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Chipotle Peppers

Chipotle flavor is wildly popular — in everything from burritos to barbecue sauce — but do you know what it is, exactly?

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Exotic Hibiscus

Learn about the beautiful hibiscus flower, and use it for tea, potpourri, and body care.

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Cajun & Creole Cuisine

Both Creole and Cajun cooks are adept at using what's on hand and experimenting with seasonings and other ingredients. The result is that the dishes are always unique -- no two gumbos are exactly the same, though all, like the culture, are rich and delicious.

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Dandy Dandelion

Learn how to use dandelion in cooking and cosmetics.

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Herbal Vinegars

Learn how to make your own herbal vinegars and some of their many uses.

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Peruvian Cuisine

Learn what goes into the Peruvian cooking pot!

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Fall’s Bounty

Summer gardens (and farmers' markets!) deliver delicious fresh produce suitable for the day's grill or canning stint -- but fall's harvest is where we look for vegetables that are "good keepers."

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Turmeric: Not Just A Pretty Color

Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron, is most widely known as the spice that gives curry powder its distinctive color. The gingery/peppery, deep yellow spice is a cooking staple throughout Asia.

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The Popularity of Pepper

Learn about the fascinating array of peppers available -- from black pepper to pink and Sichuan peppercorns.

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Cooking with Cardamom

Warm, subtly spicy, exotically aromatic with a flavor that transforms both sweet and savory recipes into heavenly dishes. No wonder “cardamom” means “grains of Paradise.”

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Pacific Rim Cuisine

Also called "Asian fusion," "Euro-Pacific," or "regional Hawaiian" cuisine, it's a way of cooking that enhances a great diversity of beautiful fresh foods with healthful cooking methods, like grilling, wok stir frying, and steaming.

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Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally

Learn how to make and use Easter egg dye using herbs, spices, and other colors from nature.

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DIY Flax Seed and Lavender Neck Pillows

You can make your own DIY flax seed and lavender neck pillow in less than an hour with this simple guide.

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Enhance your Diet with Chia Seeds

Add chia seeds to all kinds of recipes!

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Learn About Lavender

Learn about lavender and how to use it with other herbs to make lavender facial steams, lavender potpourris, lavender herbal baths, lavender sachets, lavender hair rinses and lavender compresses.

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The Perfect Pizza

What's the difference between Chicago and New York pizza? What are the best pizza spices? Find the answers — and get some tips for making your perfect pizza.

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All About Vanilla

Vanilla is perhaps the most indispensible flavoring in any kitchen! Learn how vanilla beans are grown and pollinated and how to choose and store vanilla beans.

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Homemade Spice Blends

Homemade Spice Blends

Aromatic, colorful, and rich with melded flavors, spice blends have an air of mystery about them. Despite the intrigue, though, making your own spice blends is pretty straightforward and an easy way to indulge your creativity in the kitchen.

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DIY Spice Blends

Gift baskets are popular presents because they are useful and easy to give, but they also can be predictable. You can do much better than putting together the ubiquitous basket of fruit, nuts and preserves or soup, cake and cookie mixes in jars for your food-loving friends.

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Mediterranean Cuisine

A visual delight, exquisitely delicious, and good for you—it's no wonder that Mediterranean cuisine is so popular. Mediterranean cuisine is built around fresh, wholesome fruits, vegetables, whole grains and breads, legumes, seafood, nuts and seeds and olive oil.

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Baking Flavors & Extracts 101

Whether you're a novice or experienced baker, use this guide as to when and how to incorporate the nuances of extracts and flavors in your recipes.

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Mexican Cuisine

Here are the main spices that flavor traditional Mexican food and how to use them.

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