I officially started off this summer by grilling up some lamb chops topped with Lyndigo Spice® Fennel & Fig Chutney with Greek lemon and herb potatoes. With Father's Day just around the corner there's still enough time to stock up on some Lyndigo Spice® Original Spice Rub, Smokey Peach & Cherry Chutney or whatever you think Dad may like. Purchase online and use the code DAD2016 and receive 20% off your entire order through the month of June!
I am happy to announce that Lyndigo Spice® is crowdfunding a 0% interest loan with Kiva.org. Kiva has mobilized 1.5 million small businesses. I am currently in a private fundraising period. I have 24 days to get 11 more lenders in order to make it on the public platform. The funds from this loan will go towards opening my own pop-up store in the Boston area. You can lend as little as $25 (which you will get back!) so that I can progress to the public fundraising period. If you would like to support me and read about my Lyndigo Spice® journey please follow this link to my profile page https://www.kiva.org/lend/1091213. Please share across your social networks as well! I sincerely appreciate your support! Thank you!
I cannot believe that it has been a year since the dream of launching my line of chutneys, relishes, fruit spreads, spice rub and (by surprise) roasted chickpeas has become a reality! There has been a lot to take in. I have learned a lot about being in the food business. I have met many people on this journey and I am looking forward to meeting many more and sharing my creations with them. Pictured with me here (left to right) are my Lyndigo Spice® Sisters, Toni, Lori, Carmen, Myself, Marie, Vanessa and Nicole. These ladies have been here supporting me from day one!
The Lyndigo Spice® ten product line has been well received, which tells me that I'm onto something and should keep going. The website has been updated with a recipes (just two, but it's a start), FAQ's and an "in the news" tab. Lyndigo Spice® was in the Boston Globe Food Section! How cool is that?
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You asked for a smaller jar to take on board the plane, so here it is! My Holiday Gift pack consists of two 3.4oz jars (TSA approved) of my best sellers. Mix and match and it will be packaged with a spoon (for immediate gratification), festive bow and shipped right out! Also available at the following Holiday Markets North Shore Food & Gift Emporium on November 22nd, CommonWealth Kitchen booth at Eat Boutique Holiday Market, Etsy Artists of Boston 2015 Winter Bazaar December 19th & 20th. Find Lyndigo Spice® products in awesome gift baskets at the CommonWealth Kitchen Pop Up Holiday Market at the Boston Public Market!
So in the midst of building my brand for Lyndigo Spice®, I married the love of my life, Mr.Tate! Our favor bag was filled with goodies from local artisans who are great friends The Ancient Bakers and Top Shelf Cookies. I also made a new low sodium spice rub instinctively named the "We Got Hitched Rub". I need to do a little tweaking, but if you like garlic, you'll love this. Until then continue to enjoy LyndigoSpice®
Original Spice Rub.
Lyndigo Spice® will be participating in the following winter farmers markets:The Farm at Lowell Winter Market
Dates: 11/29/15, 12/6/15, 1/10/16, 1/24/16, 2/7/16, 2/21/16
Cambridge Winter Market Dates: 1/23/16, 2/20/16, 3/19/16
I am trying to keep the faith by patiently waiting for Spring to hit New England. I do this as I sit here watching the snow fall, once again, outside my window. I have been busy filling out farmer's market applications for the Spring and Summer as the Dorchester Winter Farmer's Market winds down. Next Friday, March 27th, is the last day. I will miss all the Folks I have met who stopped by and purchased my products or just wanted to chat. Next week I will be offering $1.00 off everything for market closing day! Spread the word!
St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in Boston, where I'm from & also where I make all Lyndigo Spice Products at Crop Circle Kitchen right in the Sam Adams Brewery Complex in Jamaica Plain. So it was only fitting that I put a Lyndigo Spice spin on a classic Irish dinner. Pictured above is corned beef sliced very thin, stir fried cabbage & carrots, rosemary and olive oil red, purple & yellow potatoes, cured green olives and Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese topped with Lyndigo Spice Savory Red Pepper Relish all displayed on a huge cabbage leaf!
Winters in New England are all about Comfort Food!
The Super Bowl roasted pork shoulder went a long way that day. I seasoned it with Lyndigo's Original Spice Rub and roasted it for hours. After shredding it, I mixed it with some Smokey Peach & Cherry Chutney and made soft tacos and put it on top of homemade wholegrain tortilla chips and topped them off with a chayote & cabbage slaw. I didn't forget the chili! Yes, the shredded pork went in the pot with all the chili making essentials and was finished off with an entire jar of Peach & Cherry Chutney. A perfect match, I must say!
Meatloaf is totally on the list of ultimate comfort foods. I put a whole jar of Lyndigo's Savory Red Pepper Relish on top and baked it! It was so delicious. I like it the next day cold on a sandwich with more relish.
Thanks to all who voted for Lyndigo Spice for the Mass Innovations Best New Food Business. We came in second place by three votes during the last fifteen minutes of voting. We also won Audience Favorite at the event. My team and I had an Awesome time!
We will be at the Dorchester Farmers every Friday through March 27th, 2015. The first couple of weeks were great! Meeting Folks in the community and getting to know all the amzing vendors from local farms.
Just tossed some brussels sprouts with Lyndigo's Original Spice Rub, garlic, pancetta, olive oil and roasted them at 450 degrees for 15mins tossing them halfway through. Cooked for remaining 7 1/2mins and transferred them to platter. I couldn't forget to scrape the yum yums (pancetta and garlic bits) off the pan and mix them in. Delish!
Try puting whole jar of Lyndigo Spice Pineapple Chutney on and in between the slices of your spiral ham and roast it covered for an hour. So good!
I just love Cambridge Naturals! It has a funky organic vibe to it. Totally a "Celeste" kind of spot. That's why I was so happy that they decided to give Lyndigo Spice products its first retail store debut. I was there from 3pm-6pm and could have stayed there longer. The response was awesome! The customers really enjoyed all the varieties. Nate, the manager, told me that I can come back and demo anytime. I will definately take him up on that offer. Oh, I cannot forget to give a shout out to Jade, who also works there and is Nate's wife, for creating such awesome labels for the Lyndigo Spice line of products!
Live life to the fullest. I know that sounds like a cliché, but it is important to accomplish everything you want to in this life because you only get one. I now understand why the older generations create “bucket lists”. They want to do the things they never allowed themselves to do.
Many of us looked at dreams as unattainable, wishful thinking. It is very easy to go into survival mode and get stuck. You work hard to provide for your family. That often means staying in a “stable” albeit unfulfilling job. You no longer have time to chase dreams or are fearful of the instability of dream chasing. I have been able to realign myself so that my dreams become more attainable. With this new found wisdom, I find myself rejoicing with others when they walk into their destiny.
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Carmen has been my taste tester from the beginning. I would call her first thing in the morning with a new flavor, as all my recipes come to me in my dreams. Yes, I dream about food! That phone call is usually followed by a box of samples for her to try and critique. She always reminds me to write down my recipes because I never do. I just go in the kitchen and cook. I have since mastered (somewhat) scribing the recipes by creating my line of Lyndigo Spice products.
Follow her blog as well as mine to find creative ways in using Lyndigo Spice products. Oh, did I mention that she's an awesome cook with a very sophisticated palate?
Thank you Cousin!
We have our first blog mention by Toni Lansbury over at *the gratitude-a-thon blog!
"The other day I wrote about how great I feel when I watch The Voice (happy, smiley, inspired) , and that I think it’s because watching other people’s dreams come true is actually good for you, even thought they’re not your dreams. Well, that’s how I feel about watching the mother of one of my son’s friends, who I used to sit with at basketball games, and now just see on Facebook, make her dream come true. Damn, it’s good, riding the coat tails of someone else’s goal."
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I came to tears reading Toni’s blog about me. It was kind of surreal reading about what other people see in you. Yes, I am all of those things she said about me! People ask how do I do it all and I just tell them that I don’t have time to think about doing it, I just get it done. I tell my sons and anyone that is out there with a dream, “follow it”. Your life will never be whole without doing so. In my case, there may be a shelf life to my products (that’s one year unopened by the way), but there’s no shelf life to your dreams!
Peace & Blessings