TheKitchenImp

Spices, salts, and teas

Washington, United States · 1476 Sales

TheKitchenImp

Spices, salts, and teas

Washington, United States 1476 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(382)

Announcement   During June, July, and August, we'll be donating 5% of all net income from North African samplers and spice blends to Doctors without Borders (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org), which provides medical services in conflict and underserved zones. This continues The Kitchen Imp's history of using a part of our income for services for people around the world and here in the States.

Here at The Kitchen Imp you'll find fresh, bright spices, salts, peppers, and sugars. You'll also receive delicious, quick recipes. This is a spice and tea shop with a purpose: help people make healthy food that they'll love to eat and give gifts recipients will adore.

Ingredients are always fresh and, whenever possible, organic. I source them from local (Seattle) spice shops, high quality organics, and friends' gardens. You can buy individual spices or sets. Whenever you use up your spices, you can order refills for your tins at a discount. I also sell my blends in bulk.

Happy cooking!

~~~Giving Back~~~
We regularly donate a percentage of our income to services for people around the world and here in the States, as well as environmental causes. We've donated to:
Doctors without Borders (MSF) [our usual recipient] - which provides medical services in conflict and underserved zones.
Planned Parenthood - which provides health screening and outpatient medical treatment to women and men throughout the United States.
Tahirih Justice Center - which provides services and advocacy for immigrant women and girls escaping violence.
White Center Food Bank - a local food bank on the outskirts of Seattle.
The Harbor School - a small independent school on Vashon Island.

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 18, 2016

During June, July, and August, we'll be donating 5% of all net income from North African samplers and spice blends to Doctors without Borders (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org), which provides medical services in conflict and underserved zones. This continues The Kitchen Imp's history of using a part of our income for services for people around the world and here in the States.

Here at The Kitchen Imp you'll find fresh, bright spices, salts, peppers, and sugars. You'll also receive delicious, quick recipes. This is a spice and tea shop with a purpose: help people make healthy food that they'll love to eat and give gifts recipients will adore.

Ingredients are always fresh and, whenever possible, organic. I source them from local (Seattle) spice shops, high quality organics, and friends' gardens. You can buy individual spices or sets. Whenever you use up your spices, you can order refills for your tins at a discount. I also sell my blends in bulk.

Happy cooking!

~~~Giving Back~~~
We regularly donate a percentage of our income to services for people around the world and here in the States, as well as environmental causes. We've donated to:
Doctors without Borders (MSF) [our usual recipient] - which provides medical services in conflict and underserved zones.
Planned Parenthood - which provides health screening and outpatient medical treatment to women and men throughout the United States.
Tahirih Justice Center - which provides services and advocacy for immigrant women and girls escaping violence.
White Center Food Bank - a local food bank on the outskirts of Seattle.
The Harbor School - a small independent school on Vashon Island.

Melissa Aaron

Contact shop owner

Melissa Aaron

Moroccan Mint Tea - Organic & Fair Trade
US$7.75
West Indian Curry - ORGANIC - Trini Curry
US$7.75
Rose Hips - Organic - Rosehips - jar or bag
US$2.25
Organic CARDAMOM PODS - Green - 1.5 ounces
US$6.85
ALEPPO CHILI PEPPER - 1.75 oz jar or 4 oz bag
US$6.30
View all 152 items

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(382)
dudmeister

dudmeister on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Quality spices and excellent customer service. Jars come sealed so everything stays fresh. Packaged with care and promptly sent. Thank you so much for the enjoyable shopping experience.

dudmeister

dudmeister on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious sea salt! Can't wait to use sprinkled on desserts. Also, thanks for the sample.

Janet K Schmidt

Janet K Schmidt on Jul 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This tea is so delicious! Looking forward to it helping balance me out.

View all 382 reviews

Updates

Easy granola made with our cinnamon and cardamom.

Tagged in this photo

Chickpea and pickled beet hummus topped with our dukkah, and Egyptian blend of almonds, coriander, black pepper, and other organic spices.

Tagged in this photo

This is our production facility. It's a retrofitted shipping container fully outfitted as a commercial kitchen and permitted by the Dept of Agriculture. And it's a peaceful little green building, as well.

Tagged in this photo

View all 44 updates

About

A Spice Adventure

Imp: \'imp\ (noun) a small demon; a mischievous child.

This store evolved out of a desire to communicate the sense of play that's possible in a kitchen, both through spices and through accessible recipes. Many people don't realize that excellent, complex cooking is -- with fresh, high quality herbs and spices -- within anyone's grasp. This store operates on the principle that anyone can cook well & provides many of the tools to do so.

At its best, cooking is a creative act that can use the beauty that nature offers to create food that not only looks and tastes wonderful, but nourishes and delights those we feed. Our food can care for the planet and its people, as well, so I buy organic and fair trade whenever possible and always buy from companies that treat their workers and the planet with care.

If you're in the Seattle area, you can also find my spices at the following locations:
In Seattle:
*City Peoples' Garden Store
*DeLaurenti in Pike Place Market
*Husky Deli
*Northwest Ayurveda
*The General Store
*West Seattle Produce
*West Seattle Thriftway

Near Seattle:
*Giraffe on Vashon Island. A Fair Trade homegoods store. Beauty, function, and compassion.
*Skagit River Ranch, sustainable producer of some of the best pork, beef, and lamb to be had anywhere, carries a grilling spice blend made by The Kitchen Imp. They can be found in Sedro Wooley and at the University District Famers' Market on Saturdays and the Ballard Farmers' Market on Sunday.
*Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth, Washington. Eco-friendly heaven on the edge of the Icicle Creek in the heart of the Cascade Range.
*Wide Mouth Frog Designs 18850 A Front Street, Poulsbo, WA 360-265-0597

Tweet
Shop members
  • Melissa

    Owner, Maker

    I'm the Imp behind The Kitchen Imp.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
Thanks for ordering your spices from The Kitchen Imp! I'm happy to send you fresh, organic spice and tea blends anywhere in the world. I send recipes with all of my spices because I believe in providing you with bright, fresh spices and recipes that will help you make nutritious, delectable food with ease.

**Please note: I work in a commerical kitchen, and spices are stored in safe, sanitary, dry, dark environment. I am permitted for both production and packaging through the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Paypal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. If you'd like to pay with a check and don't mind waiting a while, send the check and when it deposits, I'll send your order.
Shipping
*I just charge for shipping and shipping materials. If shipping charges are over what they should be, I refund the difference.*

We ship in 3-5 business days, sometimes sooner. Shipments go out Monday through Friday. I ship priority mail on all packages over 1 pound. Under one pound, I ship first class. I'm happy to upgrade any packages to Express Mail or overnight delivery. Just let me know and we'll arrange for any supplemental charges.

Priority packages are insured up to $50. If you would like more insurance or would like to insure an international package, please let me know and I'll arrange it. Lost packages are the buyer's responsibility if he or she has not purchased insurance. That being said, I've only had one package go missing of over 1,000 sent.

International packages are sent first class. Sorry, I'd love to send them Priority, but it would bankrupt both of us. Any customs fees are the buyer's responsibility.

Delivery in Seattle is free with all orders over $100. So if you want to replenish your spices and stock up on some rubs, this is the place to do it.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are unsatisfied with your spices, please let me know and I will make it right, either by sending you a new blend or by refunding your money, minus shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are a distinct pleasure, as are bulk orders. Ask and ye shall receive.

For wholesale purchases, please scan and email your reseller permit to melissa [!at] thekitchenimp.com so we may set up a wholesale account for you. Please include an email address so that we may send you a wholesale price sheet.