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posted on by Molly Drake

Turning Trash to Treasure: Composting Tips + Tricks

Spice Kitchen + Bar is on a mission. Not only do we prepare entrees and cocktails based on the seasons of our city, we aim to directly decrease our carbon footprint(s). How, you might ask? As the population increases around the world, so does our waste. More shoes, more food, more stuff. Of course we can recycle, reuse goods, buy vintage clothing, and so forth, but composting allows us to reduce waste and reconnect with the environment. At Spice, we’re moving forward in our most sustainable way. When every pepper has been pitted, every onion shelled, the scraps enter the compost pile behind the restaurant. So What? Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic matter. When you compost and use it as mulch in your garden, it naturally increases the organic matter in the earth’s soil. This organic matter is essential for plant development and growth because it increases the … READ MORE

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posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

The Plated Landscape Adventure

You may have seen this picture in the private dining room at Spice Kitchen + Bar… It’s a Plated Landscape dinner, circa Mackenzie Creamery, Spring 2012. This shot actually turned out much better than the previous year, which had us scrambling for a rain plan. We packed into Jean’s charming farmhouse, and were rewarded for our temporary inconvenience during third course. There’s always a story to be made at a Plated Landscapes event. We’ve been throwing these farm parties for seven years now to celebrate the growing season. It’s also a chance for guests to get to know the farmers, and learn about their land. Once seated, guests settle in. Surrounded by the richness of the landscape, they toast with strangers, dine under the sunset, then finish the last bite by lantern light. We hope you’ll join us for our 2013 season, when we’ll feature a collection of six of … READ MORE

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