Namikura Sesame Miso
Namikura's Sesame Miso is a mellow miso paste that balances the intense saltiness of fermented soybeans with the nutty, bittersweet flavor of sesame. Black and white sesame seeds, both whole and pureed, are blended into the miso and traditionally fermented for three months, resulting in a mild product that tastes like a perfect balance of miso and tahini.
Bee Local Hot Honey
This acid-sharp, bright-hot Bee Local Hot Honey is great drizzled over everything from rich cheese and grilled meats to roasted vegetables, fried chicken or even Greek yogurt. Its acidity helps balance the intense sweetness of the Oregon honey. The heat is provided by Scorpion pepper, which has a sharp, floral, fruity quality that pairs nicely with the honey. A little goes a long way.
Jacobsen Salt Co. Mini Sea Salt Tins - 2 Pack
As I’ve said many times, salt is salt. But if you use a lot, why not use the best? I like that this top-notch, hand-harvested sea salt comes from the Oregon coast and its briny flavor leaves no aftertaste. And I admit, I also like the packaging! A two-pound box is a reasonable $12, a reasonable proposition, and a two-pack of the slide-tins (they are .42 ounces each) is just $7, good for traveling or for a stocking stuffer or small birthday gift.