Spice Workshops


The world of spice is HUGE! There is so much to learn, discover and explore about the flavours of the world. To help – we offer workshops. One hour classes that focus on a single topic from specific spices like mustard seed to dishes such as appetizers to types of cuisine.

If you can’t make one of our public events (they are currently sold out for August and September but stay tuned to hear the topics for October) you can always host a private one! Just get 4 friends/coworkers/neighbours/family to join you and we will run the workshop for your group.

Same price of $10 per person applies – minimum 5 participants, maximum 12 – for an hour of spice fun!

Contact cardamomandcloves@live.ca to book your workshop

Home Made Mustard

Jessica Spengler

Photo via Flickr user Jessica Spengler

Homemade Mustard
Makes a 250ml jar

1/4 cup dry mustard powder
6 TBSP mustard seeds
3 TBSP vinegar of your choice
1/2 cup liquid of your choice
2 tsp salt
1 TBSP optional flavour of your choice
2 TBSP of something sweet of your choice (sugar, honey, agave nectar, etc)
Pinch of turmeric

Combine all ingredients together in a 250ml jar – shake or stir until combined and let sit on your counter or in your fridge for 2 days. At this point you should taste and adjust seasoning (salt, pepper and sweetness) – you can also blend the mustard now for a smoother texture.

Remember the heat of the mustard seeds will lessen with time – if you find it too spicy, try leaving it for a couple more days or adding more sweetness.