Using the organic herbs and spices we stock, Moondrop Herbals Cottage of Natural Elements hand-blends its own line of herb and spice mixes which cannot wait to become your favorite stand-by seasonings. In addition to Moondrop blends, we are honored to carry and hand-blend several seasonings created by Cold Brew & BBQ, a local BBQ Pit Master and maker of BBQ and Southwest sauces and seasonings. Available for purchase in glass containers or, if you wish to save money and planet resources, purchase by the ounce in compostable or recyclable packaging.
Enhances flavor of cooked vegetables, starches, and white proteins. Blend into oil and vinegar or plain yogurt to make salad dressings or dipping sauce.
Organic: Minced onion, black pepper, rosemary, parsley, and paprika
Cold’s Italian Fusion
A subtle hint of kick and bite is added to a classic blend of Italian herbs. Use in pasta dishes, on chicken and vegetables. Add to oil and vinegar for an Italian salad dressing. Created by local award winning BBQ Pit Master Colton Beveridge.
Organic: Thyme, rosemary, marjoram, oregano, nigella (black seed), parsley, chili flakes, and black pepper. With Sea salt.
Season fish, chicken, pork, steamed vegetables and eggs. Add to Mediterranean dishes. Try this Dill Dip – Mix 1-3 tablespoons (to taste) in 2 cups of a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream, or 2 cups plain organic yogurt.
Organic: Dill weed, parsley, and onion. With wild harvested grains of paradise and Himalayan sea salt
Herbes de Provence
This flavorful and floral blend can be used any where Italian seasoning is used. The lavender and fennel add a surprising twist of extra flavor to pastas, fish, vegetables, and most seafood. I love this on eggs with a little lemon pepper.
Organic: Thyme, rosemary, summer savory, fennel, oregano, marjoram, and lavender
Arcadian Grinder Blend
All purpose seasoning blend of whole cut herbs and spices for grinding directly as needed. Adds the perfect amount of well-rounded flavor to vegetables and proteins. Also makes a delicious homemade dressing using either a vinaigrette or cream base.
Organic: White and black peppercorns, chili flakes, minced garlic, minced onion, thyme, oregano, and parsley
Cold’s Garlic Pepper Grinder Blend
Wherever you like garlic, you’ll love this Grinder Blend. Created by local award winning BBQ Pit Master Colton Beveridge.
Organic: Minced garlic, black peppercorn, minced onion, parsley, and chili flakes. With *grains of paradise. (* Cultivated without chemicals)
Cottage Bay Seasoning Blend
A knock off of the East Coast favorite ‘Old Bay Seasoning’, The possibilities are too numerous to mention, but seafood – definitely seafood.
Organic: Paprika, bay, celery salt, black pepper, ancho pepper, white pepper, and allspice
House Szechuan Grinder Blend
Szechuan, a member of the citrus family, is the pod of the fruit. Contrary to popular belief, szechuan ‘pepper’ is not hot but is often paired with hot spices. It’s flavor is a complete journey for the palate, moving from salty to zesty to tingling numbness that finishes with salty-sweet-citrus. It is said to prepare the palate for the heat of its accompanying spices. This custom house blend adds a note of floral and is divine with chicken, duck, and pork. Try adding to a spicy slaw blend, or even on eggs.
Organic: White peppercorn, szechuan pepper, and lavender
Lemon Pepper Grinder Blend
Well-rounded seasoning blend of whole cut herbs and spices for grinding directly before use. Goes anywhere pepper goes and may be a welcoming new taste for those trying to cut down on the salt.
Organic: Black pepper, lemon peel, coriander seed, minced onion, and thyme
Peppercorn Medley Grinder Blend
Built as much for color as for the medley of subtle flavor differences that reside within each pepper type.
Organic: Black, green, and white peppercorn (Piper nigrum) with pink pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius)
Pickling Spice Blend
Use in pickle and canning recipes as directed.
Organic: Mustard seed, allspice, coriander, clove, ginger, red pepper, bay leaf, and cinnamon
Southwest Pork Rub
I use this delicious blend to slow roast pork in the crock pot. Mix spice blend 1:1 with organic cane or coconut sugar to make the rub for the pork roast. Start with approximately 2 tablespoons sugar and spice mixture per pound of meat. Add broth, tomato sauce, or salsa to taste.
Organic: Cumin, garlic, Cold’s Hot Chili powder, Santa Fe blend, ginger root, paprika, and Herbes de Provence herb blend. With Himalayan Salt
Classic Chili Powder Base Blend
Chili powder’s job is to provide the base flavor, aroma, and color depth to Mexican and Southwest cooking. Your level of heat preference is then added to this through the use of other fresh or dried chili peppers and spices. Start with 1 -2 tablespoons per pound of protein.
Some like it Hot, others are Crazy for Heat. Add as much or as little as you dare to the chili pot or BBQ. I’m on the High end of wimpy – I add about 1 1/2 teaspoons per pound of protein of Cold’s Hot Chili blend to the classic chili powder base blend to give a level of heat that still allows me to taste the other flavors in my recipe. This blend’s creator, BBQ Pit Master Colton Beveridge, suggests using 2 tablespoons per pound of protein – he is crazy for heat.
A little heat with hint of citrus for all your taste buds . . . try infusing just a teaspoon into your burger mixture before grilling for a nice all-around kick of mouthwatering flavor.
Organic: Black pepper, coriander, cayenne, ginger
Santa Fe Blend
My go-to blend for spicin’ up life. I sprinkle it in plain organic yogurt to make a dressing for salads, rice bowls, and tacos. I sprinkle it on popcorn with melted butter and a touch of melted honey. Perfect in black bean dishes. Add a little sprinkle when seasoning vegetables to roast.
Organic: Cumin, cayenne pepper, and oregano
Sweet & Spicy
Delish in rice dishes and anything with sweet potatoes in it. Sprinkle on sweet potato slices before roasting.
Organic: Coriander, fennel, oregano, ancho pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, and chipotle pepper. With Himalayan salt.
Mixed Spice Baking Blend
A yummy fall and winter baking blend. Add a little something extra to baked fruits, pies, and spiced cookies. Mix a teaspoon into a cup of organic vanilla yogurt, add honey to taste, and you have a delightfully healthy fruit dip. My good friend Deb sprinkles this blend as is on sliced apples and other fruits.
Organic: Coriander, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, orange peel, ginger, and clove
Ground celery seed is hand blended in-house with both ea and Himalayan salts
Ingredients: Organic celery seed, sea salt, Himalayan pink salt
Also known as French, or Sel Gris (Grey Salt), is harvested using traditional Celtic methods. This prized process is done entirely by hand, using only wooden tools. The texture of this salt lends itself to use as a finishing salt for steaks and roasts and vegetables. Look for this salt in the Bath & Body department as well. It makes a wonderful base for body scrubs.
Cold’s Brilliant Bird Brine
Organic herbs for flavor plus beautiful and naturally processed sea and Himalayan salts to allow moisture and seasonings to infuse into the bird. This mixture weighs over a pound – about twice the amount you find in most packaged brine mixes. Brine 1 large turkey, 2 roaster chickens, or 4 fryer chickens. NOTE: You will need to add 1 3/4 cup of your preferred sugar to total mixture. Benefits of brining: Tender-Moist-FLAVOR!