Homemade Seasonings, Spice & Herb Blends, and Extracts

Sea­son­ing and fla­vor­ing your food and baked goods with herbs, spices, blends and extracts you cre­ate your­self will open you up to a whole new world of flavor.

Fla­vors can be bold­er, rich­er and deep­er when you make the sea­son­ing your­self. And learn­ing to blend herbs and spices that are com­ple­men­tary is one of the most fun “mad sci­en­tist” adven­tures I under­take in my kitchen. I have dis­cov­ered some extra­or­di­nary fla­vor profiles.

Many cul­tures are known for their spe­cif­ic spice blend fla­vor pro­files. And with­in those cul­tures, the small­er regions, even though they are quite near to each oth­er, often have a pro­file that is com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent. And the next sub­set of those regions is the indi­vid­ual fam­i­lies. Some of their per­son­al spice blends are close­ly guard­ed fam­i­ly secrets and hand­ed down from gen­er­a­tion to generation.

Here are a few of my per­son­al blends. I hope you enjoy them!