December Newsletter - "The Art of Food"

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WE HAVE TWO EXCITING PIECES OF NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU!!!!

Nashville Spice Company is bursting at the seams...as we continue to add new spices and products, our current space has become too small.

Our last day in our current location will be January 5th. We will be moving to our new location just down the alley in Coachlight Square. We have some great new neighbors - Country Heritage Winery, Sweetea's Tea Shop, Casa Del Sol and the Brown County Visitors Center.

Watch for our opening announcement on Facebook and Instagram in late January. You can still shop with us online 24/7, or stop in the store before we move...the more you buy the less we have to move!

 

Our current location will be transformed into our newest venture,
"NSC Home", an artisan, handcrafted home goods store.
NSC Home “The Art of Living” will be opening March 2020.

 

Watch for updates on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Thank you for supporting us over the past several years and helping us to grow. We are excited for our expansions coming in 2020!

DECEMBER NEWS...

The holidays are here, time for family gatherings, cooking and baking your time-honored favorite family recipes. We hope that your gatherings are filled with laughter, joy and making new memories!

This month we are featuring our Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice Seasoning and sharing a different holiday recipe - Spiced Caribbean Meatballs with Rice.

Our featured product is a seasonal product from Savannah Bee Company - Winter White Honey. This honey has a very special smoothness and flavor to it. Try it straight from the jar, it is just like candy. A must for your tea or coffee!

We are open 7 days a week through Christmas...

Follow us daily on Facebook, Instagram and our own You Tube channel, watch and share our Friday videos! Remember you can shop online if you can't make it to Brown County! Thank you for being a loyal customer!

SPICE OF THE MONTH - Caribbean Spice

Caribbean cuisine is the ultimate melting pot of flavors, going back to the islands early role given their ideal location on the spice trade routes into the Americas. The food from this region has fused a variety of spices and flavors that were preferred by the early African, British, Chinese, Dutch, Indian and Spanish travelers through this area. The people of the islands have made taken this savory diversity and put their own unique twist on it.

Our Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice Seasoning is salt-free, hand-blended from granulated garlic, minced onion, ground allspice, paprika, brown sugar, thyme, ground cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, lemon peel and cayenne pepper.

Use this blend when you want a little more sweetness and not quite as much heat. This seasoning is ideal for chicken, fish, ribs and pork chops. Make a zesty sauce by combining 2 tablespoons of Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice Seasoning mixed with 1 cup of ketchup.

 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH - Spiced Caribbean Meatballs with Rice

Spiced Caribbean Meatballs with Rice

Sweet heat is always popular around our house. These spiced meatballs are super easy to prepare and a great light and healthy dish that incorporates sweet mango with the warm flavors in our Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice blend. If you are looking for a little more heat, amp it up by adding a little more Nashville Spice Company Red Pepper Flakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 lb lean ground beef - we used 93%
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice Seasoning
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon Nashville Spice Company Red Pepper Flakes - add more if you prefer a bit more heat
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add bread crumbs, ground meat, egg and Nashville Spice Company Caribbean Spice Seasoning to the bread mixture. Mix with hands to thoroughly combine.
  2. Shape meatballs from the ground meat mixture, about 1 inch balls. You should get at least 18 balls for 6 servings. Place the meatballs on a tray, wrapped in plastic and refrigerated until ready to cook. Bring them back to room temperature before adding them to the hot oil.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Sprinkle 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch on a plate or board.
  5. In a medium skillet heat the oil to medium high heat. When the oil is hot, roll the meatballs in the cornstarch and carefully add them to the hot oil. Turn the meatballs to brown all sides and remove them to a paper towel to absorb any extra oil.
  6. In a small bowl, combine honey, 2 teaspoons cornstarch, water, orange juice, mango and Nashville Spice Company Red Pepper Flakes - whisk to combine.
  7. Line the meatballs in one layer in a small baking dish. They can be touching, but not on top of each other.
  8. Pour the mango mixture over the meatballs and cook at 350 for 25-30 minutes, basting the meatballs with the mango mixture during cooking. Meatballs should be cooked through and sauce will thicken slightly.
  9. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Makes 6 servings

 

FEATURED PRODUCT - Winter White Honey

Savannah Bee Company's seasonal Winter White Honey is everyone's favorite seasonal item. It's delicious, spreadable, festive, and, as the name suggests, only available during the winter months. It has a decadent flavor with soft texture and robust sweetness. This is a limited inventory, get yours before they are no longer available.

Spread it on warm scones or stir into your morning coffee, or, just it eat by the spoonful! Be careful, this is very addictive!

How it's made - Savannah Bee Company makes their Winter White Honey with a Rocky Mountain wildflower variety that crystallizes quickly. After it's bottled they store it in a temperature-controlled "cold room" until it transforms into a beautiful creamy-white color and has the perfect silky smooth texture. It's hand-crafted artisanal honey at its finest!

What’s with the white stuff at the top? They call that the Angel Fluff. It’s like if marshmallows and meringue had a baby. Much like cream rises to the top during dairy processing, this layer of white foamy goodness forms as trapped air bubbles try to escape. Some will argue the Angel Fluff is the most delicious part.

 

NASHVILLE SPICE COMPANY
OPEN YEAR-ROUND | ORDER ONLINE

 

NashvilleSpiceCompany.com

SUMMER HOURS
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
 

812.200.3400

Located on Robert "Buck" Stogsdill Way, directly across the alley from the Courthouse


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