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Kitchen Mixes (Soups, Rice Blends, Scones, Shortbreads & Muffins)

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A good hearty herb-filled soup is good no matter what the season.

TRADITIONAL GOURMET SOUPS (available all year long)

Black Bean Soup - Flavorful bean soup holding a hint of cumin that creates a winter warmer with a Caribbean flare. Rich black turtle beans with Backyard Patch Vegetable Herb Seasoning, bay leaf and a vegetable bouillon complete this mix.

 

Barley Vegetable Soup - A hearty vegetarian barley soup to go with fresh or canned vegetables. Great served in a bread bowl. Can be made with or without meat products. Contains pinto beans, spilt peas, barley, dried onion and herbs.

 

Chicken / Turkey Noodle Soup - An old-fashioned small noodle soup to which you add cooked turkey and chicken. It is the perfect way to use up leftovers. Thin egg noodles make this a simple winter warmer with just meat or add vegetables (canned, frozen or fresh) to create heartier fare. Recipes and tips are included. Contains: thin egg noodles, seasonings, chicken bouillon.

 

Chili Seasoning Blend - This blend makes a delicious herbed-up chili. Just add to your own 12 to 14 cup chili recipe or follow the recipe included on the back. This blend adds savory aroma and great flavor. but is not too spicy. Contains chili powder, onion, garlic, oregano, celery, marjoram, thyme, paprika, cumin, cayenne, ginger, allspice, cloves 

Lentil Soup - Great wintertime soup that can be created vegetarian or with meat protein. Created with lentils and vegetable bouillon, it uses Backyard Patch Soup and Salad Herb Seasoning along with thyme, garlic, and black pepper for a robust taste.

Minestrone Soup - A traditional bean and pasta soup mix to create a hearty, vegetable-rich soup. Add beef or sausage and fresh or canned vegetables to create a minestrone. A recipe is included to make a robust blend with wagon-wheel pasta. This soup can be made with or without meat products. Contains kidney beans, spilt peas, wagon wheel pasta, dried onion and herbs.

 

Split Pea Soup - Unique version of an old favorite very high in protein and good made vegetarian or with a ham bone. Contains split peas, pasta, lentils, and herbs.

Multi-Bean Soup - A traditional 10 bean soup mix that makes a rich & robust soup that is high in protein and can be crafted with or without meat. A recipe is included to craft this soup. Contains: kidney beans, spilt peas, lentils, navy beans, black-eyes peas, white northern beans, pinto beans, lima beans, brown beans, black beans, dried onion and herbs.

Choose Your Soup Blend

Specialty Soups (available fall & winter and special order):  

 

Creamy Mushroom & Rice Soup - Our newest soup mix, this blend includes dried mushrooms along with the seasonings you need to make a great soup.

 

Patchwork Soup - A decorative layered soup (like Good Luck Soup) that comes in a Pink jar and includes peas, rice, beans and lentils. It is seasoned with garlic, sage and our own Backyard Patch Soup & Salad seasoning. It can be made vegetarian or you can add chicken.

 

Mexican Chicken Soup - This soup mix blends pinto beas which we provide with chicken you provide to make a mildly spicy bean and chicken soup that is perfect all year.

 

Texas 2-step Soup- This mix comes with crock-pot directions, just add ground beef and some fresh or canned vegetables to make a simple meal you garnish with tortilla chips. Serves 6. This mix comes sealed in a quart jar with a decorative cover. It contains red chili, oregano, cumin, onion, garlic salt, tortilla chips and pasta.

 

Good Luck Soup - Perfect hostess gift for the New Year or to warm your family on a chilly winter evening. This vegetable bean soup is layered in a jar for a colorful look of 7 different peas and beans and is simple to prepare. Great combination of herb seasonings using Backyard Patch Bean Soup Seasoning which includes: onion, garlic, pepper, lemon and other seasonings.

 

Southwest Chili Soup Mix- This mix makes a taco in a bowl. Just add browned ground beef and canned tomatoes to create a unique southwestern flavored soup. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some tortillas for a great party food! Serves 6. It contains pinto beans, parsley, chives, cumin, onion, black pepper, tarragon, and salt

 

Mulligatawny Soup - Craft a seasoned vegetable soup with this rice and seasoning blend than can be made with our without chicken. Blend contains rice and seasonings, including curry and nutmeg. Can be made with cooked chicken or crab for a more substantial soup. Either way it is a great meal on a cold day. The recipe is included to make a vegetable soup in less than an hour.

Choose Your Soup Blend

Side Dishes (Rice & Beans)  (all sell for $3.50)

Herb Seasoned White Rice - A perfect side to grilled or broiled meat dishes, including meatloaf. This herb-enhanced rice is seasoned with beef bouillon, rosemary, marjoram, onion and thyme.

Herby Rice Pilaf - Orzo pasta is added to long grain white rice to create a side dish that enhances chicken or fish. Blend includes chicken bouillon, basil, thyme, garlic and onion.

Orange Seasoned Rice - Orange peel gives it fragrance, calendula gives it color creating a flavorful and attractive dinner side dish. Goes with everything, especially fish and chicken. The herb-enhanced rice is seasoned with orange peel, calendula petals, thyme and marjoram.

Spanish Rice Blend - The seasoning included with this rice turns it an attractive red. A bit of spice along with chicken bouillon and dried green pepper and celery flakes makes this a unique accompaniment to plain chicken or pork.

Vegetable Rice BlendLong Grain rice with a wide variety of herbs and dried vegetables that is the perfect side dish to chicken and pork. Contains: onion, parsley, dried pepper, celery, carrot and a mixture of unique herbs.

Wild Rice Blend - A savory blend of herbs and Native American Wild Rice. Good anytime, hot or cold. Contains chicken boullion, tarragon, basil, marjoram, onion and black pepper.

Oriental Rice -- This long grain white rice blend features spices with almonds and raisins it is a unique rice mix that is also high in antioxidants to eat yourself healthy. It is packed like our other rice blends in a zip seal pouch with full instructions.

Flavor

All Scone Mixes are $4.00 

Lemon Cream Scone Mix – This scone is simple with a just right lemon flavor that makes it great in the morning and perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. You can add raisins too, if you like. Slip them into your lunch bag to be the envy of the other cubicles. The flavoring comes from lemon peel and bit of lemon balm. Any lemon tea is a great combination , like Zesty Lemon Herb Tea or Lemon Bergamot Black Tea. See our teas of the Backyard Patch for more. 

Cardamom Scone Mix - Scones made easy and flavorful with simple mixes from the Backyard Patch. This blend includes all you need to make a dozen uniquely flavored rolled scones. With ground cardamom and other spices, this is perfect for a winter tea party or breakfast. A perfect compliment to Lemon Bergamot Black tea and Cinnamon Spice Herbal Tea. See our teas of the Backyard Patch for more.  

Friendship Scone Mix - Scones are perfect with any tea and these mixes make it easy to whip up a perfect tea party in no time. This blend includes all you need to make a dozen uniquely flavored drop scones. With sweet chocolate mini chips and other flavors this is a great gift and a wonderful addition to your breakfast or holiday buffet. A good tea to combine with this scone is something sweet without sugar, like Dreamtime herbal tea or or Teatime Herbal Tea. See our Teas of the Backyard Patch for more. 

Cranberry Lavender Scone Mix -  This is our newest recipe and features the savory flavor of lavender mixed with the sweet and tart character of cranberries.  A quick and easy scone you can serve with ham and cheese as easily as lemon curd or devon cream.  This will go with any lavender based tea like our Victorian Lavender or the Elmhurst Garden Walk Tea.  See our Teas of the Backyard Patch for more  Traditional Scones Mix - This popular recipe traditional scone recipe has no added herbs or seasonings so you can customize it with your own ingredients. 
Flavor

Breads and Shortbreads  all sell for $4.00

Orange Poppy Seed Shortbread Mix- New for the holiday season 2012 this mix creates a round loaf you can cut into at least 12 wedges to serve with citrus teas and lemon butter for a breakfast feast.  The recipe is simple and perfect for a budding baker.Contains: sugar, orange zest, poppy seeds, salt and flour.

Scottish Shortbread Mix - Shortbread in a hurry with simple mixes from the Backyard Patch. Using our expertise in blending herbs and spices we have created mixes for pancakes, muffins, scones and shortbread. This blend includes all you need to make a pan of sweet shortbread. Just add butter. This base recipe can also be adapted with the addition of herbs, spices and your personal favorite flavors. Or make it following the instructions for a simple perfect shortbread to serve with tea. Other versions with added flavors are also available. Shortbread goes with any tea but the plain is especially good with black teas and green teas. See our teas of the Backyard Patch for suggestions.

Herb-Flavored Shortbread Mix - This blend includes all you need to make a pan of sweet shortbread. Just add butter. Our base recipe has added herbs of lemon balm and lavender to create unique flavors. Make it following the instructions for a simple perfect shortbread to serve with tea. Teas with herbs to match the mix are the best with this. Try Rest Easy and Lemon Lavender Splash herb teas. See our teas of the Backyard Patch for more.

Hearty Brown Bread - This blend is adapted from an old recipe to make a hearty bakery bread to serve with tea or breakfast, but it is also good with soups and stews. It is packaged with a small loaf pan to create a perfect hostess gift. All it needs is buttermilk and molasses. The mix includes dates and raisins for rich bread that is great with our Boston Baked Beans. This bread makes great ham and cheese finger sandwiches for a delectable tea table too. Rich teas like Chai, Calming Spirit herb tea, or Remedy Green Tea are perfect to try with it. See our teas of the Backyard Patch for more. 

Lemon Tea Bread - This lemony herb-infused Bread Mix contains all you need to make the bread except liquid ingredients, including lemon balm and lemon thyme. Like our other Bread Recipe this one comes packaged with a small loaf pan to cook the bread in. It is a perfect item for your next tea party. It goes well with Lemon Lavender Splash herb tea, as well as our Lemon Peppermint, Teatime and Afternoon Lift Teas.

Bread & Shortbread Mixes

Muffin Mixes all sell for $4.00 

Lemon Muffin Mix - Muffins made easy and flavorful with simple mixes from the Backyard Patch. Using our expertise in blending herbs and spices we have created mixes for pancakes, muffins and shortbread. This blend includes all you need to make a dozen uniquely lemon flavored muffins. With lemon peel, lemon herbs and lemon zest this is perfect with tea and breakfast.

Oatmeal Raisin Muffin Mix - Muffins made easy and flavorful with simple mixes from the Backyard Patch. Using our expertise in blending herbs and spices we have created mixes for pancakes, muffins and shortbread. This blend includes all you need to make a dozen uniquely flavored muffins that contains oatmeal, raisins, as well as flour, sugar, etc. This muffin is the perfect alternative to breakfast cereal that will leave your family raving and it is very simple. These hearty muffins are not too dry and are perfect with butter or frosting.

Jam Suprise Muffin Mix - Muffins made easy and flavorful with simple mixes from the Backyard Patch. Using our expertise in blending herbs and spices we have created mixes for pancakes, muffins and shortbread. This blend includes all you need to make a dozen uniquely flavored muffins that can be made with any flavored jam or jelly you have at home.

Poppy Seed Muffin Mix - Muffins made easy and flavorful with simple mixes from the Backyard Patch. Using our expertise in blending herbs and spices we have created mixes for pancakes, muffins and shortbread. This blend includes all you need to make a dozen uniquely flavored muffins with popular Poppy seeds.

Fruit & Oatmeal Muffin Mix - Muffins made easy and flavorful with simple mixes from the Backyard Patch. Using our expertise in blending herbs and spices we have created mixes for pancakes, muffins and shortbread. This blend includes all you need to make a dozen uniquely flavored muffins that contain banana chips, dates and raisins.   
Muffin Mixes
 
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