Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe

How do you elevate a common cafeteria classic to a hot mess any gourmand would die to eat? Well, for starters use mutton instead of ground beef, and throw in some Cocoa Nib Rub and some peppadews…..

Recipe for greatness:
1 pound ground mutton ( we got ours from Wishbone Heritage Farms)

1/4-1/3 cup peppadew peppers, chopped (we got ours from Bobby Behr at the Summerville Farmers Market)

1 cup chopped onion

1/4 cups cocoa nib rub

3/4 cup Porzio’s ketchup

Brown mutton, onions, and peppers. Drain off the resulting liquid. Add cocoa nib rub and mix it throughout. Add the ketchup, reduce heat, simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Add more ketchup or cocoa nib rub if desired.

And that’s it. Easy and delicious. Throw that mess on a bun and enjoy!


Charleston Spice Co.


Lox and Waffles

lox & waffles

Lox & Waffles: a love story of decadence and flavor.

Add a teaspoon of Dill Dip into 8 oz of cream cheese. Whip it up and use it immediately or put it in the fridge until a later date! This combo is a perfect pairing with lox or as a plain ol’ spread for crackers & bagels .


Charleston Spice Co.

lox & waffles

grab’n’go breakfast jar

grab'n'go breakfast ~ all the good stuff

Dreary days make us want to sleep in and with this grab’n’go breakfast waiting for us in the fridge we can!!

Make your mornings a little easier and throw this heavenly layered treat together the night before! You’ll have more time to sleep in, or read one more chapter in your book, or sing one more song in the shower!

We’re always getting questions about what to do with turmeric ~ here’s a great way to slip it into your diet! The twang of Greek yogurt and blackberries & the sweetness of honey and cinnamon help to mask turmeric’s rather unusual & earthy flavor.

From the bottom to the top: old fashioned oats, milk & Greek yogurt from @lowcountrycreamery, honey from @bluepearlfarms, turmeric & cinnamon, local blackberries & peaches, and chopped almonds 😍

Scotch Griddle Cakes

Scotch Griddle Cakes

These little nuggets of goodness are a delightful breakfast/brunch treat for that friend with a sweet tooth. Basically this is the chubby baby of a pancake and a powdered sugar doughnut. It’s the perfect carrier for macerated fruit and whipped cream.

Here’s the recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons sugar (might we suggest Ginger, Lavender, or Vanilla Bean Sugar?)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons shortening

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs, lightly beaten

In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening. Add buttermilk and beat well. Add the eggs and mix well. Bake on a hot greased griddle ~ use only a small amount of batter for each cake. Serve with butter & jam, fresh fruit & cream, or just maple syrup.

Stay Sweet,


Charleston Spice Co.


Grilled Eggplant with Shichimi

For starters, let’s just talk about how beautiful this is:

Eggplant w shichimi

The Shichimi forms a delightfully roasted crunchy crust that is absolutely perfect!

Cut your eggplant into thick slices, coat with salt and let sit on a paper towel or clean kitchen cloth for at least 30 minutes. Wipe off the salt, liberally coat both sides with Shichimi Togarashi and throw those puppies on the grill!!


Charleston Spice Co.

Last minute snack mix

Bought all the stuff to make Nuts & Bolts. Made it once (with Durango BBQ it was tasty). There was still enough of all the ingredients left to make one more round. Awesome, I thought, I’ll just have to try this again with a different blend.

One rainy day I decided to do just that. Lo and behold the only ingredients left were the three chex cereals. Somehow the other goodies (cheese crackers, pretzels, nuts) had mysteriously disappeared!

If you find yourself in a similar plight (and you don’t want to go to the store to buy the extra ingredients again) let this inspire you:

chex & parm

3 cups of each Chex cereal

2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons Grill Seasoning

3 tablespoons olive oil

4 teaspoons rice vinegar

2 teaspoons Mustard 101

Parmesan for topping at the end

In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Mix in Grill Seasoning, olive oil, vinegar, and mustard. Pour this liquid over your cereal and stir to coat.

Bake in oven at 250ºF for an hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

Take out of the oven and grate Parmesan on top. Eat as soon as it cools down.

Happy snacking!


Charleston Spice Co.

Peach & Blackberry Dessert Biscuit

Blackberry Peach Biscuit

This is such an easy dessert to put together.

Here’s what you do, take two or three peaches, chop them up and sprinkle them with about a quarter cup of Ginger Sugar. Place ’em in the fridge while you make these Cinnamon Pecan Biscuits.

When you’re ready to serve toss in some blackberries with your peaches and whip up a little homemade whipped cream to dollop on top!

Stay sweet,


Charleston Spice Co.