Below are three photos to give you an idea of how much product you will receive in each size package. We filled up each size bag with marbles and placed them next to a quarter to provide a clear representation. There are two different photos, one for standard spices/seasonings and one for herbs. Since many herbs are so leafy the same weight will fill up a much larger bag. This is why some of the herb prices seem a lot higher than the spice prices, but you are actually receiving more product.
The third image is of our 1 cup Bottle with Sifter next to a popular national brand found in most grocery stores. You can see that our bottle holds close to 2.5 times more product than the national brand bottle. Plus, ours often costs less! Please be aware some other online retailers only offer 1/2 cup(4 fluid ounces) bottles. We choose to offer double the size 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) bottles to give you the biggest bang for your buck!
We hope you can see from these images that regardless of which size you order, you are getting a lot of product and a very good value compared to the supermarket.
Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup Recipe
Ever wonder what to do with all of those vanilla beans we often give away on promotion? Two words: simple syrup. Whether you have a plump new vanilla bean or a couple of older shrivelled up ones, they have perfect use in this boiled sugar-water solution that adds sweetness and flavor to coffee or tea without the graininess of granulated sugar. Simple syrup is also often called for in cocktail recipes and provides additional moisture to the sponge while assembling a cake.
Yield:about 2 cups
Level of Difficulty:Easy
Cook Time:8 Hours
Prep Time:10 Minutes
- 2 cups
- 1 cup
- 1 small pinch
cream of tartar
vanilla bean split lengthwise with seeds scraped (use two if your beans are old)
Mix water, sugar and cream of tartar in a small pot and place on high heat.
Brush any sugar that has crystallized on the inside of the pot with a pastry brush that has been dipped in water.
Bring mixture to boil and remove from heat once all sugar has dissolved.
Pour mixture over vanilla seeds and pods into a heat-proof container.
Allow mixture to steep for eight to ten hours to impart flavor.
You may strain this mixture with a sieve or leave the vanilla bean(s) in for as long as you like. Store simple syrup in refrigerator for up to a week.