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2nd Anniversary Recap and Recipes

Our 2nd Anniversary Event was filled with fun and flavor! Thank you for coming out to celebrate this milestone. The day started with a visit from Encinitas Mayor Catherine S. Blakespear and Council Members Joe Mosca and Tasha Boerner Horvath. We designed the very first Encinitas Spice Blend — a range of spices to embody the local flavors of the city —  even including a bit of dried lavender often found in neighborhood gardens. You can watch the demo here.

Collage of photos of customers in store

Our talented team member Marissa Koontz demonstrated two self-care beauty tips. A mask excellent for hydrating skin, removing bacteria and preventing acne as well as an easy healthy way to whiten your teeth. Check out here recipes and demo video links below.

Pep Me Up Hydrating MaskMarissa Koontz demonstration of beauty tips (watch demo)
By Marissa Koontz

1 tsp The Spice Way Ground Saigon Cinnamon
1 tsp The Spice Way Ground Nutmeg (available in-store)
2 tbsp The Spice Way Raw Honey (available in-store)

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients together.
  2. Place on skin for 5 – 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse off with warm water and enjoy the results.

Note: If it feels like it is irritating your skin, remove immediately.

Turmeric Teeth Whitening Paste (watch demo)
By Marissa Koontz

4 tbsp The Spice Way Ground Turmeric
2 tbsp Baking soda
½ tbsp Coconut oil (solid, at room temp)

  1. Mix well together and brush teeth for approx. 2 minutes. Remember not to swallow this stuff.
  2. Rinse your mouth out with water and check out the results.

Olivia Hayo cooking demonstration


Chef Olivia Hayo demonstrated two recipes perfect for welcoming in spring and using up winter produce. Check out her Citrus Salad with Salad Pistachio Mix or watch the live-recorded demo from the event to see exactly how it’s done. Her Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Tahini, showcased making a vegetable center-stage with a bit of creativity and spice. Look for the recipe next week when we profile Chef Olivia Hayo before her cooking class Mediterranean Nights.








Owner Debbie Kornberg showcased two dishes perfect for your upcoming brunches and springtime holidays. Deeply satisfying for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Shakshuka has a rich sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers and onions with eggs poached directly in the pan. Pair it with Israeli Couscous with 18 Year Aged Balsamic and Sun-dried Tomatoes. This hearty salad has a ton of flavor and is sure to be a favorite among guests.

Collage of photos of cooking demonstrations


We finished off the day with sweet treats by Pastry Chef Jean Marie Verheven. He incorporated cinnamon and lavender to showcase the versatility of spices with chocolate. Check out the recipes below to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Cinnamon Infused Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse Infused with Cinnamon

Lavender plants

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Lavender


Thank you again for your support, we love being part of your community!


260 N El Camino  Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Tel: 760-634-9709
The Spice Way - San Diego, your local gourmet spice boutique. Satisfying all your spice & herb needs in the Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Bressi Ranch, Cardiff area.