The Missing Ingredient Giveawayby
One of the Lower Mainland’s ultimate foodie destinations is Well Seasoned in Langley where you can grab a gift basket, take a cooking class, and pick up essentials to make meals based on Founder Angie Quaale‘s recipes. Well Seasoned’s lastest project is The Missing Ingredient, a subscription service that delivers hard-to-find specialty ingredients which have been hand-picked by culinary experts right to your door each month.
Well Seasoned knows and sells many of the best local, artisan (small batch), and quintessentially Canadian products available. Each “Missing Ingredient” box contains 4-5 product samples (ranging from spices and vinegars to gadgets and treats) along with a feature recipe card and tool tips.
You can subscribe (or gift a subscription) for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or a whole 12 months. Once ordered, a printable certificate and a coupon code will be emailed to the purchaser and a notification will be sent to the recipient. If it’s a surprise, you can include your own email address in the recipient’s email field so that they don’t receive that notification. Once they have the certificate and coupon code, they can order their subscription. Shipping is included in the subscription cost.
The folks at Well Seasoned have offered a 3 month subscription for The Missing Ingredient for me to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming a “must have” ingredient you keep in stock (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Follow The Missing Ingredient on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the service.
Update The winner is Nicole! (comment Dec 13)
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Great contest! I always have seasoning salt on hand…makes everything taste better LOL.
sounds very interesting! i add scallion to most of dishes.
Spices, especially for baking – cardamom is amongst my favourites for this time of year.
Always have garlic on hand!!!
I always stock balsamic vinegar….great in salads and meat dishes 🙂
I always have chili flakes in my cupboard. I put those on everything.
Salt infused with Yuzu from Japan
This is such a great contest! I always have on hand a good quality sesame oil for salads, stir-frys, noodles, etc.
This is wonderful! One ingredient I must have is basil 🙂
i use garlic in everything. great contest
Honestly? Chocolate! It’s the necessary ingredient in MY LIFE!
I have fresh herbs on hand 🙂
Definitely garlic powder 🙂
Oooo I would love this. I’ve recently gone on a health kick and have managed to lose 40 pounds over the past year. And I do it by mainly making fruit and vegetable smoothies using things like unsweetened almond milk. This would add another layer to my smoothie inventions. A ‘must have’ ingredient I keep in stock is bananas. In every one of my smoothies I use at least 1 banana. And I have at least two smoothies per day. If we are talking about spices I would say ginger. That is another ingredient I put in every one of my smoothies. Preferably the fresh kind.
I use Montreal Steak Spice on lots of things.
I always have cinnamon in the house.
You can never have too much garlic. .. Yum!
I am never without olive oil and chili flakes!
Butter – it makes everything taste better!
I’m going to say garlic 🙂
I can’t live without quinoa.
Montreal steak spice and garlic!
Sea salt (right now I am using a maple smoked variety).
Cumin – so many uses. Or maybe seasoning salt – good on potatoes.
This time of year, it’s definitely nutmeg.
Montreal Chicken Spice
Onions, Garlic, celery and carrots. And more garlic.
Garlic and hot sauce in all the things!
Chicken stock is the ingredient we always have on hand.
Pepper! I know it sounds simple but I love to put a pepper shower on everything!
I’d say either Garlic or Olive Oil. Broth is another must have.
All spice… Must have
always with the garlic.
What do I keep in stock? … stock (chicken, beef, etc.)
I’d love this!
So tasty looking! I always keep garlic and onions around.
Panko – seem to be using more & more in my recipes.
Garlic. Always garlic.
Garlic followed closely by extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I always like to have lemons and avacados on hand. Lots of them! 😀
Roasted garlic in olive oil, and smoked sea salt.
Yum! Garlic is my must have ingredient. I often put it on pasta as a raw topping instead of in the sauce, extra health benefits and nice and sharp/1
Garlic for sure – what a great prize!
whole peppercorns for grinding
Garlic and coarse salt is must have. it makes everything taste good. what a great contest!
Garlic and olive oil.
Maldon sea salt. Can’t live without it.
Herbes de Provence. Tastes good on just about everything.
I have to have a good olive oil for almost everything. Great Contest
Gluten free soy sauce is a must for me.
can’t do without a great curry powder!
freshly ground pepper .. used in so many dishes and you can’t beat the flavour of freshly ground
always have ginger & garlic … indian cooking is not complete without it
balsamic vinegar is a must-have !
Sesame seeds! They are used in so many asian dishes (including sushi), and even other favorites like yam fries.
Dill, it’s so good on so many things.
Garlic is so good
Grapeseed oil has a high smoking point, which makes it ideal for cooking and a mild flavour.
Fleur de sel is always a must!
chicken and vegetable stocks
Saffron for sure!
Always need cinnamon!
I’d have to say garlic…or balsamic vinegar. Yum yum.
Hy’s Cajun seasoning salt…. I had that in everything!
whistler balsamic reduction!
Give to me I’m a recent culinary graduate and would love this
Apple cider vinegar
La Chinate Smoked Paprika – dulce
I have to join the team of people who said – garlic. If I have to pick another – fresh black pepper.
I must have Olive Oil!
garlic powder is always in my pantry
Onions, garlic, and dill.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I use garlic, mustard & onions
Spices and oils
Herbs and spices
Ginger! Keep in freezer and grate in soups, dishes, etc. Good for upset tummies too…
Hoisin! Believe it or not, we rub our turkeys and primeribs with it.
What a unique idea!
I keep a good supply of garlic on hand at all times. Great for cooking and handy for vampires!
I would have to say garlic. Also, lots of easy to cook grains: quinoia, rice, couscous, etc.
Kosher Salt & Sea Salt!
If I have to pick one ingredient…it has to be butter. But vanilla and garlic are close 2nds!
This sounds awesome. With a new baby at home, my culinary excitement has to happen here instead of dining out! A few of my staples I like to have on hand are butter, liquid smoke and basil.
Definitely cumin! I use it all the time.
I always have garlic and cinnamon on hand.
This is a hard one….so many must haves but I love sea of life pink himalayan rock salt
Vanilla for all the baking
We loved smoked paprika at our house. Just a little bit gives you so much flavour.
I must have chicken on hand… I cook so much with it and it’s so versatile.
I always stock whole vanilla beans.. they take a simple pound cake from blah to OMG so easily, and are great to add to whipping cream as a garnish!
I always have Red Russian Garlic ~ bulbs, scapes or pesto on hand
Yum I love vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg the most
I always have my own basil tomato sauce on hand
wow! I have never heard of this place. That is so cool! Thanks for sharing. I love cinnamon!! I can’t live without it. It goes in my soups and curries!
Garlic! I know garlic breath isn’t flattering, but it’s too delicious to exclude