Food: Home Cookin'29 May 2012 03:32 am

I think one of the most fun parts of being home again has been outfitting our new, super nice kitchen. This is, without a doubt, the nicest kitchen I’ve ever cooked in, let alone had full access to 24/7. Ample drawers, fancy features I did not even know I cared about, a gas stove… While we are still figuring out where to fit all of Mike’s pottery, we have dedicated an entire drawer to spices, which is pretty much a dream come true.

Being in Canmore now has benefits, like being less than an hour from Calgary. Calgary has a really great spice store in Inglewood called Silk Road (they also sell at the Farmer’s Market there). And if you are not near Calgary, never fear – they do ship to many countries.

Nice Mexican selection, with many chiles that can be hard to find north of the border with the United States.

Such a nice look to the store. Sort of old timey spice trader. It reminded me of World Spice Merchant’s in Seattle. I do not think this is an accident.

The store also has a wide selection of bitters, which seem to be the newest darling in the bar scene, atleast in Alberta. They had just about every kind you can imagine, but we just got orange bitters to start.

Lots of pre packaged gift sets, too.

We filled up this basket to the brim with what we needed.

Back at home, I chose the coolest darkest corner of our kitchen to store most of the spices. Some of the more volatile ones went in the fridge so they will keep longer.

Do you know how long I’ve dream of such a thing?


Thank you Silk Road!

4 Responses to “silk road spices, calgary”

  1. on 29 May 2012 at 1:58 pm ReBekha

    Glorious spices…. *drool*

  2. on 11 Jun 2012 at 10:17 am habanerogal

    Lucky for us in Edmonton that we have our own source of Silk Road Spices now too ! Evoolution on 104th Street has them.

  3. on 19 Jun 2012 at 7:14 am rick herchek

    hi kelly and mike phone broke or buried in snow

  4. on 26 Jun 2012 at 2:31 pm Roz

    OOoh I purchased a few spices from them when I was down at the Farmers Market in Calgary a couple summers ago. Like you, I was no only in love with their spices, but also their set up, and I took some photos of it. But I think the owner got suspicious, so I told her I was admiring…so I’m surprised they let you take photos! Anyways, love your spice drawer!