Welcome to Basics Fuirst Spice Blends January 18, 2013

Filed Under: food chatter - Sue Fuirst @ 10:08 pm
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So what are Basics Fuirst Spice Blends?   The label says that my artisanal spices are all hand mixed in small batches to ensure quality and freshness AND that each Spice Blend includes basic and delicious original recipes. But that is just the cardboard speaking.
Ask me face to face and I’ll give you a better answer.  I created these spice blends and recipes with a love of cooking and feeding my family.  I created them after teaching basic cooking classes in my hometown and seeing that no one here makes dinner!  And, I created them to show how easy it is to create a delicious, natural, home-cooked meal using good spices and fresh ingredients.

Follow me.  I’ll show the home cook, from novice to enthusiast and from carnivore to vegetarian, how to put a dinner on the table.  My cooking students know that they can call me from the market and ask a silly question or email me a cooking quandary and I’ll do my best to answer.  Do the same thing here.  I want feedback.  Tell me how the recipe worked for you or what you created.  Fix my spelling.  And I hope I loosen up at this blogging so my funny leaks out.


Here’s a recipe for those of you who were lucky enough to receive Cassoulet Seasoning as the first installment of the Spice Blend Subscription:

Cassoulet Dip

1 cup mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

2 tsp grated white onion (peel away the skin and start grating)

1 Tb fresh lemon juice

1 Tb Basics Fuirst Cassoulet Seasoning


Mix well and chill for at least one hour to fuse flavors.  Serve with cut up vegetables, poached salmon, chips and crackers or anything of your choosing.