getting a taste for
TURMERIC

A TURMERIC PRIMER

by Selefina Creator: Rena Sak
"Turmeric is a special spice to me — and a good-quality powder is something I invest in. I enjoy taking in its earthy-sweet scent when opening up a spice jar or bag, and I particularly enjoy watching its coloring magic when I add some to a little hot oil for my curries. It is a spice that can overwhelm easily when not balanced, and I think that's what I really like about it. It takes some experimentation to find out how you particularly like it (and how to pair it). I encourage you to get creative and have fun experimenting with this vibrant spice — it's more versatile than you think! "   MORE FROM RENA ABOUT TURMERIC >>

TURMERIC + SPICES TO PAIR WITH TURMERIC
turmeric root
ground
Ground turmeric will impart your dish with a vibrant yellow hue; it will also imbue a mild earthy-sweet flavor with a slight edge of pepperiness. Famously found in curry spice blends.
ginger root
ground
Dried ground ginger is an aromatic and pungent spice with citrusy, even woodsy, notes. Used in baked goods and ginger-flavored favs.
cumin seed
whole
These oblong light-brown seeds are distinctively earthy, musky, and almost charred in flavor. They are aromatic and respond particularly well to toasting.
paprika
Spanish
powder
This version of Spanish paprika has only a very mild amount of heat, with a slightly sweet and slightly smoky flavor. It is a deep red color with flecks of yellow and has a smooth, fine granular texture.
black peppercorn
vietnamese
fine ground
A fine ground version of our Vietnamese black peppercorns. Complete with the same intense aroma, and flavor notes of wood. This fine grain form is perfect for table use.
star anise
whole pieces
Star anise pods are as aromatic as they are visually distinctive. Star anise is warm and sweet with an intense licorice flavor that also reveals notes of mint and clove.
nutmeg
whole
Whole nutmeg is a hard ovate seed kernel that is used grated or ground as a warm, slightly sweet spice with a pungent fragrance.
cardamom
green pods
whole pods
Aromatic and flavorful, whole green cardamom pods can be lightly crushed to further enhance flavor in cooking.
GOLDEN CRÈME BRÛLÉES
a recipe by Karine E.

This Golden Crème Brûlée Recipe is a variation of the classic French dessert. These brûlées are infused with the spices found in a golden latte (turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper). These perfect winter warming spices in an after dinner treat!

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some recipes using
TURMERIC

Turmeric's radiant, glowing yellow hue makes it the perfect spice to illuminate and warm up the winter months. Its deep, earthy flavor adds a unique depth to winter dishes, transforming them with a splash of color reminiscent of summer sunshine. The natural warmth of turmeric also imparts a comforting and cozy sensation, ideal for those chilly days. Incorporating this vibrant spice into your winter cuisine can bring a cheerful brightness to the shorter days and colder nights, making it a culinary favorite for adding both warmth and a burst of golden color to the season's meals.

RECIPE SAMPLER
AVAILABLE
a sweet treat recipe using:
by Karine Eludut
Turmeric-Orange Honey Cake
with Orange Icing
a sweet treat recipe using:
by Kimberly Dennison
RECIPE SAMPLER
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a soup recipe using:
by Christine Loertscher
RECIPE SAMPLER
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a drink recipe using:
by Karyn Maier
a cocktail recipe using:
by Karyn Maier
Kerala Egg Roast Toast
with Cilantro Coconut Chutney
a breakfast recipe using:
by Shibi Thomas
GINGER SNACKS
berry colada

Another sunshine substitute: This single-serving snack pack has the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Combines crystallized ginger, dried blueberry, dried pineapple, dried cranberry, and coconut flakes to transport you to the tropics when icy weather has settled in. Grab some and go.

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welcome to
SELEFINA

Selefina is an online spice shop brought to you by Adagio Teas. Here you will find an assortment of spices gathered using the same dedication and care with which we’ve curated our online tea collection. With our decades of experience sourcing products and establishing global connections our mission is to bring you fresher, higher-quality spices and seasonings at lower prices. Please check back often as we continue to expand our catalog.