Pocket Spice Kit Review from @wanderingthewilderness


I just wanted to share a review that someone did for me on the Pocket Spice Kit that I make and sell over on Etsy! Scott over at the@wanderingthewilderness Youtube channel reached out to me about the spice kits that I’ve been making for Etsy and asked if he could do review for his YouTube channel. Of course I said Yes!

Nannas Garden Shop @ Etsy

Thermal Cooking aka Hay Box Cooking

What is thermal cooking? Well it’s like a slow cooker, but it does not use electricity at all and all the magic happens inside the insulated pot. The short and sweet of it is that food is heated to boiling for a period of time 5, 10, 15 minutes and then put into an insulated structure. The interior covered pot will retain all the heat and the food will slowly continue cooking for several hours.This cooking concept is not new. While doing some research I found a newspaper article from the late 1890’s describing the same method. I also found a drawing in the book Experiment Station Work, XLI from 1907. If interested in reading the article it can be found over on the Internet Archive.

Well my cooker is not made from wood but the concept is the same. I was able to duplicate the method using a lidded pot and a cooler. Considering the cooler took up so much counter space and the hot pot warped the plastic on the inside of the cooler I finally decided to purchase a small crock pot sized thermal cooker.

It’s very simple to use and there is no worry from leaving an electric appliance plugged in all day.

Hay Box Cooking – Thermal Cooker


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Pocket Spice Box – Handmade

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Pocket Spice Box

Pocket Spice Box – Handmade

Pocket Spice Box
(Click the photo for more info on Etsy)

Small Enough to Pack for Any Outing
Sturdy Metal Case with Hinged Lid
Contains Five Great Spices

Have you ever been out on a camping or hiking trip and wished you had something you could use to add a little flair to your trail food? Need a little zing for the food recreated during a reenactment? This Pocket Spice Box is a small tin box (approx 4.5″ x 3.3″ x .9″) that contains five small glass spice bottles. Pick your own five (5) spice combination from the listing below.
Each kit is made to order. Cinnamon sticks can be used by scraping with your knife. The sticks also help keep spices sealed when tin is closed on long treks. (Cinnamon sticks will be wrapped and sealed separately which ordered.) The tin is lined to help protect the glass and keep the tin noise free when in a backpack or purse.

Pick the color of the tin lining. Options are: red, black, white, gray, brown, pink, purple, light blue, green, yellow and orange.

Buy on Etsy

Example pictured includes: Crushed Red Pepper, Garlic Pepper, Lemon Pepper, Taco Seasoning, Sea Salt and Cinnamon Sticks.

When you place your order pick 5 spices from the following list. Include these in the “Add a Note” section when the order is placed.

Pick 5 (five)

Sea Salt
Taco Seasoning
Lemon Pepper
Garlic Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper
Black Pepper
Cajun Seasoning
Garlic Powder
Ground Cinnamon
Hardin’s Seasoning (Local Favorite)

Remember: When you place your order pick 5 spices from the following list. Include these in the message section along with your order.