70 South Street, Blue Hill, Maine
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A Guide to Herbs and Spices

The Co-op carries a wide range of herbs and spices in our bulk department. Every cook knows the importance of spices, but not everybody knows much about where they come from or their traditional uses. To satisfy people’s curiosity, we have put together some information you might find interesting.

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Guide to Labels

Food labels can be enormously helpful, but sometimes all those terms can be confusing. Some terms are regulated and some are not. It’s important to learn what they mean so you can make informed decisions about what foods you buy.

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A Guide to Sweeteners

We all love sugar; it’s a biological fact. There are a lot of choices out there for ways to bring a little more sweetness into our lives. So many options that it can be a bit confusing. Learn more about their pros and cons to make the best choice for you.

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Cooking Substitution Guide

Ever get part way through a recipe before realizing you’re out of an important ingredient? Us too. Don’t despair! Many common ingredients have easy substitutes that you may have in your kitchen. We’ve also made a handy printable version you can keep on your fridge.

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