Tangy, savory, sour, citrusy for soups and stews, grilled meats, margaritas and more!
Limes, grown on a family farm in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, are left to ripen and dry in the sun until they turn black and oxidize, then finely ground into a powder. The result? A super tangy, slightly savory, sour citrus for topping almost everything in sight.
Sprinkle generously on roasted meats and veggies and watch as they come alive. Use black lime to season hearty soups and stews. Sprinkle a generous pinch into scrambled chorizo and eggs. Mix a generous 3-finger pinch into sour cream, squeeze in a little more lime juice, season with fleur de sel and top with any fresh herbs you have laying around, et voila - a super fast and tasty homemade dip. Combine equal parts black lime with flake sea salt and use to rim the glass of a margarita. Or use black lime, a staple in Persian cooking, in dishes like Ghormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew). This is also a great, shelf stable substitute to use in place of makrut lime in recipes.
Behind every spice is a story. Within every story is a meaning. Locked up in every meaning is a sliver of intimacy between you and the surrounding world. When we understand spice this way, asconnection,we cook food more lovingly, share more deeply, and enjoy flavor more lustily.
The hallmark of The Meadow’s new and growing family of spices is our fixation on connection. We source spices that don’t just taste spectacularly good, they are meaningful to us. Every spice is a story, a tapestry woven of personal relationships, environmental stewardship, exotic adventure, and the joy of fragrances filling the home as we pulverize fresh ingredients with our own hands.
For many years now we’ve scoured the earth and the sea in search of craft salts that bring flavor and beauty to your food and a deeper connection to food, people, and nature to your table. Along the way, we’ve met our share of spice growers and merchants. While I’ve always brought these discoveries into my own home, I’ve only shared them with you, my dear customers, on rare occasions. Well, it’s high time we did!
Bitterman's single origin spices are gathered from around the world, in collaboration with expert spice hunters. We pack spices in small quantities to ensure freshness. We encourage you to use spices daily and replenish with a new box of spices as needed (hopefully, monthly!). Store in a cool, dry place.