On the suggestion of fellow food blogger, Kate from Warm Olives I visited Penzeys. She had blogged about their spices and I had never heard of them. So I did a search and low and behold there is a little shop right near me in Falls Church. So today me and my littlest went to Penzeys. I know most women get excited about candle shops, or home good shops, but I have to say for me, Penzeys was the best little escape I have had in a while. Once I entered the shop, I was not only greeted by a friendly sales lady, I was hit in the nose with the best scents my nose ever smelled and I didn’t sneeze like I do in a candle shop. It was hard to tell which I smelled the most, cinnamon? Pepper? Onion? Curry? I don’t know but it was heavenly. The sales lady showed me around while my Little colored in the kiddie area (they have a kiddie area!) The spice lady let me smell some of her favorite spices, I asked questions, she answered and offered suggestions, and gave me a big catalog. Then she left me alone for my own smell adventure. I smelled sweet paprika, smoked salts, the famous and pricey Herbes de Provence with its lavender undertones, and their new BBQ 3000. You can see by the picture what I purchased. Click on it for a closer look. Who could resist something with the name Sunny Paris?
In honor of Kate I did purchase the Sandwich Sprinkle and the first thing I made with it was an incredible tasting Garlic Bread. Thanks Kate, I love Penzeys too now!