Love Organic Vital Energy (L.O.V.E.) is a local organic herb, spice and tea business based out of Dartmouth. We create our own artisanal blends which we call L.O.V.E. Potions and are a proud promoter of organic food as it has NO GMOs, NO pesticides and NO chemical fertilizers…great for the planet and her people.
You can find our products at Pete’s Fine Foods in Halifax and Bedford, at the Grainery on Agricola and at the Historic Brewery Market and directly from us. If fish is your thing, our friends at AC Covert (True North) on Higney Ave (just 90 seconds from Ikea) carry our Taco Spice, Dill, Lemon Pepper and Seafood Chowder Seasoning.
We are currently offering FREE Delivery within the greater Halifax area.
All include a locally made wooden storage box, wrapped in a tea towel and trimmed with a wooden gift tag and trimmed with ribbon
The Traditional Basil, Lemon Thyme, Oregano, Rosemary and Thyme
$20 tax incl.
Allspice, Cinnamon Cassia, Clove Powder, Ginger and Nutmeg
$23 tax incl.
Bold and Spicy
Ancho Pepper Powder, Birds Eye Chili Pepper Powder, Chili Flakes, Chipotle Powder and Smoked Paprika
$23 tax incl.
Basil, Black Pepper – Ground, Cinnamon Cassia, Chili Flakes, Ginger, Rosemary and Thyme
$25 tax incl.
L.O.V.E. Potions 1-4
Taco Spice, Herbes de Provence, Chinese Five Spice, Curry Powder and Seafood Chowder Seasoning
$30 tax incl.
No paprika in this taco spice! Features Ancho Pepper Powder for a bolder taste with mild heat, organic tapioca starch for a LOW ALLERGEN, GLUTEN FREE BINDER so the spices cling to your food and Real Salt, mined from the ancient ocean sites in Utah and full of minerals. Not sexy enough…we also use Mexican Oregano for an authentic herbal complement.
Wait there’s more. Our 30g package seasons 3-7 pounds of ground beef, the grocery store commercial brand seasons 1 pound. Organic and similar cost to use. Flavourful can be thrifty.
$6 for 30g
Herbes de Provence
What is so special about our Herbes de Provence. In a word…balance. We start with a well balanced blend of herbs and add English Lavender. Not all recipes include English Lavender, but we think it is essential. It is also the most expensive ingredient in HdP and we proudly have 2X the typical recipe amount. Awesome is never achieved by cutting corners.
$3 for 10g
Chinese Five Spice
This warming blend is traditionally used in recipes featuring chicken and pork. But with cloves, cinnamon and anise star pod, it is perfect in desserts with mild tasting fruit like pears, apples and yes, we use it in our banana bread, too. What is so sexy about L.O.V.E.’s Chinese Five…we use True Cinnamon (aka Sweet or Ceylon Cinnamon) because of its healthy attributes.
And , of course, everything we do is organic.
$6 for 30g
We were avoiding developing a curry powder because we are focused on LOW ALLERGEN ORGANICS and mustard is one of Canada’s top ten food allergens. But wait, most authentic Indian curries use turmeric, not mustard, and turmeric is awesome.
Our curry powder is a balanced blend of 10 spices including True Cinnamon. It’s a mild blend, so you can add heat with more cayenne or bird’s eye chili pepper powder if you want pure heat. And yes, we have those, too.
$6 for 30g
Seafood Chowder Seasoning
We frankly don’t have the perfect name for this L.O.V.E. Potion. We developed it as a well balanced herb blend for seafood chowder. Parsley, lemon thyme, chives and dill create create a blend that has been added to chowder, mixed in greek yogourt to make a dip, added to a cheese ball and infused in oil to flavour pasta dishes with shrimp, scallops or smoked salmon.
$3 for 10g
Currently in development. You can’t rush awesome.
Yeah, we can’t wait either.
Locally Made, Wooden Custom Storage Boxes
We love our little envelopes. Food grade materials, resealable and in small sizes that ensure you buy just enough; that means fresher, more flavourful herbs and spices. Plus, you need one spice shelf, not a spice closet. But those envelopes fall over in the cupboard, think spice dominoes.
We got to work and designed these wooden storage boxes to PERFECTLY fit your upper cabinets (you know the ones, the ones you don’t use because they are too high for normal use). We designed our boxes to fit upper cabinets and most drawers. Our envelopes fit in like file cards.
Et voila, we have created a Spice Management System (SMS). Shhh, we know it’s a box, but seriously, two or three of these will let you efficiently organize your spices…alphabetically. Remove the box from the cupboard, place on your clean counter, flip through your spice envelopes and find the one you need, use, refile the envelope and replace the box back in your cupboard.
As several customers have commented, “Brilliant”. Yup, you’ll see.
Locally made, all wooden construction. Can hold our small bags like chili flakes, basil, tarragon, smoked paprika and sage.
$6.90 tax incl.
Locally made, all wooden construction. Can hold our large bags like Mexican oregano, anise star pod – whole, catnip and our L.O.V.E. Potions.
$8.05 tax incl.
Individual Organic Herbs, Spices and Teas
Our full product line of over 90 items, including single ORGANIC herbs, spices and loose teas can be found below. Don’t see something you have been looking for? Let us know. We started with 19 items and have grown based on customer requests.
LOOK at those bay leaves. Enough said.
Use this form to contact us with your order or get answers to your most pressing herb, spice and tea questions. We look forward to helping you.
If it isn’t organic, it isn’t L.O.V.E.
Everything should be made with L.O.V.E.