The Scoop

A Fresh Garden At Your Fingertips... March 07 2017

Inspired by local farming and eating with the seasons, we like to say that our plant-based products are like having "a fresh garden at your fingertips." 

From preserving to roasting, and cocktails to salads, our Aromatic Finishing SugarsBotanical Savory Blends, and Culinary Essential Oils will truly transform your everyday recipes, adding layers of flavor with ease and simplicity. 

So, here's "the Scoop" on many different ways you can use our products, and don't forget to check out some of our favorites on our Recipe Library...

Coffee & Tea

Cultivating Love - A Valentine’s Day Menu for YOU or TWO January 20 2017

We gals at Terre Botanicals know that you don’t need a significant other to be surrounded by love, especially when showing love for yourself. And what better way to do that than with an enticing meal that will take you on an exotic aromatic journey.

There are many foods that have been revered in worldly history and culture for their symbolism and meaning in addition to their aphrodisiacal qualities.  Our Valentine’s Day menu suggestions incorporate a few of these foods, like…

Inspiration for the Baker November 23 2016

We are honored to be featured in Bake From Scratch Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide!  They've featured some excellent recipes and products that we're really loving including Dorie Greenspan's new book "Dorie's Cookies" and Artisan Bread Flour from our fellow Arizonans, Hayden Flour Mills.

For a really sweet gift for the bakers in your life, pair one of our Aromatic Finishing Sugars with a subscription to Bake From Scratch Magazine.

Also try the Tart & Pie Box from Hamptons Lane that's filled with crafty kitchen tools and award-winning artisan ingredients for baking and decorating wow-worthy tarts, including our Sweet Orange Finishing Sugar.

Here's to a warm and happy holiday season!


Words of Appreciation from Our Friends & Collaborators September 21 2016

We are so grateful for the praise and recognition we have received, and we’d like to thank our supporters, colleagues, and business & retail customers who use our products and give us valuable feedback.

Our passion is to educate and support your efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle by empowering your food choices, and it’s our advocates who aid us in promoting a healthier relationship with sugar and its use as “Mother Nature’s Condiment” rather than a staple food.

Photo by: Jennifer Lind Schutsky

Raw Mango & Turmeric Cupcakes from Treatmo Creator Anna Zefferys July 12 2016

For an exotic and fresh summer treat, check out this recipe for raw cupcakes made with mango, coconut and our Turmeric Edible Essential Oil on Treatmo's website.  We love hearing about how others are using our products and coming up with such unique & tasty recipes!  How would you use our Turmeric Edible Essential Oil?

Williams-Sonoma Artisans' Market – Friday, June 3rd! May 31 2016

Come see our founder, Terri Nacke, demonstrate how she makes her succulent Slow Roasted Tomatoes with our Herbs de Provence Botanical Savory Blend at the Williams-Sonoma Artisans' Market this Friday, June 3rd.  Additional details are below, and we hope to see you there!

"May Flowers & May Showers" at the Uptown Farmers Market May 24 2016

Our very own Terre Botanicals founder, Terri Nacke, will be at the Uptown Farmers Market tomorrow – Wednesday, May 25th – from 9:30am-11:00am celebrating “May Flowers & May Showers.” 

Farmers Market Cocktail Competition Tomorrow, May 7th! May 06 2016

Join us at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market tomorrow, May 7th, for the 3rd annual USBG Farmer’s Market Cocktail Competition sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka!  Teams of bartenders will compete in a race to create the best Farmer’s Market cocktail from ingredients found at the market like indigenous plants, local produce and herbs, and our Edible Essential Oils.  With combinations like Quincea's juicy peaches from Wadel and our Jasmine Oolong Sugar, the possibilities go far beyond simple (yet delicious) muddled mint.  

The festivities will commence at 9:30am, with judging starting at 10:30am, and bystanders will be free to observe and cheer on their favored team.  The winning beverage will be announced at 11am, and later posted in our Recipe Library.  Come observe the fun and shop the market!


Strawberries & Lavender: Springtime Soulmates March 18 2016

The warm beautiful weather we have had here in Phoenix is beginning to coax the strawberries from light green to their brilliant deep shade of red as spring approaches. The array of flowers is becoming ever more plentiful as well, especially one of our favorites, lavender. Strawberries and lavender are companion plants, meaning they grow very well near each other. It just so happens that lavender and fresh strawberries also make a wonderful flavor pairing whose sweet, bright and floral notes complement our beautiful spring weather very well.

Grab a few extra lemons off the tree, and make a fragrant strawberry lavender lemonade by tossing fresh strawberries with our Lavender Fleur Aromatic Finishing Sugar and muddling them with the lemon juice. Top it off with some cold water and ice, and you’ve got a quintessential spring beverage begging to be enjoyed outside in the soft sunlight.

For another recipe featuring this decadent duo, check out our Strawberry Lavender Cornmeal Shortcakes in the Recipe Library.  Enjoy!



SUGAR & SPICE: Terre Botanicals Brings You New Collections November 24 2015

We took your suggestions to heart, and our team has been hard at work creating our new provisions company, Terre Botanicals, bringing you the very best aromatics for food and drinks. A spoonful of sugar was simply not enough, so we have carefully crafted new offerings of aromatic finishing sugars, botanical savory blends, and culinary essential oils. Our new provisions are now dressed in rice paper eco-packaging, which parallels our philosophy of caring for the beautiful Earth.  They are available for sale here on our website, at various retail locations, and at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market on Saturdays.

We will not be at the farmers market this Saturday the 28th over the Thanksgiving holiday, but come see us the following weekend on December 5th.

Together we will Cultivate, Cook, Craft, and Celebrate new discoveries of taste as we cross the bridge to our new brand, Terre Botanicals. Be on the lookout for updates, new recipes, and ideas on how to use our new comestibles!