Rise & Shine
Are you a morning person? Do you like to sleep in whenever you can? Do you love a hearty breakfast almost as much as you love brunch?
If you answer “yes” to any of those questions, you’ll want to grab a Rise and Shine box, a balanced set of half a dozen blends for making your favorite sweet or savory morning foods.
Rory Brown Breakfast Sausage Blend is the signature spice mixture created by AllSpice’s owner. The blend features what Rory calls “a tasty sagey-country” sausage flavor, with bit of salt, pepper, savory, and chile flakes for a small kick. To make your own delicious sausage, use 1 Tbsp of the Rory Brown Breakfast Sausage Blend for each pound of ground pork, chicken, or turkey. We also use this blend to season sausage gravy (to go with hot biscuits, natch), and egg dishes at brunch.
Tangy Herb and Dill Seasoning started out as a favorite seasoning for popcorn, but we quickly discovered that it also is dynamite with steamed or roasted vegetables, and makes a perfect complement for breakfast casseroles and potato dishes. MSG and Gluten-Free, Tangy Herb and Dill Seasoning contains coriander, salt, mustard, garlic, onion, dill seed, citric acid, and dill weed.
Fines Herbes blend is (are?) the classic combination of herbs that captures the essence of Mediterranean cooking. Used to season soups, sauces, and omelets, it might as well be called “brunch blend.” More light and are less pungent and resinous as the herbs in the French bouquet garni, add Fines Herbes at the end of the recipe's cooking time, crumbling the herbs in your hands just prior to use to release their natural oils.
The Rise and Shine box also contains three ingredients for flavoring sweet breakfast recipes:
Hibiscus Powder comes from the dried, trumpet-shaped flowers of the hibiscus plant. Its flavor and aroma matches its beautiful purple color: fresh, pleasant and tart. Hibiscus flowers lend a floral flavor profile to drinks, teas and soups. We use Hibiscus Powder to color and gently flavor meringues and pavlovas.
Honey Powder is made by co-crysalization of liquid honey and refinery syrup, and then breaking the sweet dried crystals into a fine powder. Use our powdered honey in the same way you would liquid honey, with added ease of storage and dissolving that dry crystals allows. Use Honey Powder in pastries, tea, lemonade, and cocktails, or to enhance homemade whipped cream topping pancakes, crêpes or waffles.
Maple Sugar Powder is sweet, with a naturally woodsy flavor, and combines the rich, complex flavors of maple syrup with a caramel sweetness. Very versatile, maple sugar powder can be dissolved into coffee or tea, sprinkled on hot or cold cereal, or cooked with fish or chicken, grains, fruits or vegetables.
A complete tool kit for making all your favorite morning-meal recipes, the Rise and Shine set makes a terrific gift for the brunch-loving friends on your gift list, too.