Begin your flavor journey

A bit of sweet, a bit of heat, a bit of joie de vivre

Our Seasoning Blends...

 ~Abracadabra takes you on a culinary magical mystery tour with cumin, sage, ginger and warm spices. 
~Aloha Java marries locally roasted coffee, ginger, cayenne, smoked paprika, brown sugar and Sichuan peppercorn for a spicy, smokey-sweet taste of the islands
~ Chipotle Brown Sugar Rub adds sweet heat to everything from pork chops to roasted carrots to popcorn.
~ Ian’s Fire is a force to be reckoned with, just like the young man for whom it is named. Use this spirited combo of heat, spice and sugar to add a kick to anything.
~ Magic Mediterranean will become you go-to seasoning. This earthy blend of cumin seed, fennel seed, sumac, thyme, sesame, cloves and black pepper makes your daily cooking anything but every day.

Our seasonings blends are made with organic, non-GMO, kosher, gluten-free ingredients sourced from reputable, longstanding vendors. All products are made in a home kitchen. Nutmeg Kitchens holds a Cottage Food Operator Permit B from the San Mateo County Health Department. 

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    I love to cook, and since founding Nutmeg Kitchens in 2007, I've allowed my culinary curiosity to take me on a flavor journey.
    Whether serving a personal chef client, or working with a host to plan a special event, I've wanted to bring out the best in the ingredients I'm cooking with, allowing their natural flavors to shine with a little enhancement from salt, spices and herbs.  My first two blends - Magic Mediterranean and Chipotle Brown Sugar Rub - were a result of this experimentation.
    With encourgement from family and friends, especially my late son Ian, I launched Nutmeg Kitchens Handcrafted Seasonings in July, 2016. Ian was my champion, encouraging me to improve, make, and sell the blends I had casually created for my own use.  He continues to be a force to be reckoned with, as the blend he inspired, Ian's Fire, is a favorite of mine and my customers alike. Ian is the angel on my shoulder, giving me quiet inspiration as I continue a dream he helped begin.
    My blends are truly handcrafted, right in my Redwood City home, and made with organic, gluten-free and kosher ingredients. But the most important ingredient is love.
I stay healthy by exercising regularly - walking and hiking being my two favorite leisure activities -  and by eating a varied diet of healthy proteins, carbohydrates and fats. I strive to prepare food for my clients that suits their dietary needs as well as the flavor profiles they prefer. Eating good food is a wonderful journey, filled with lots of discovery and surprises. Preparing good food is an act of love, one I look forward to sharing with others.
Margaret MacKenzie, Chef/Founder


My entire family loves Nutmeg Kitchens Handcrafted Seasonings.  All are organically sourced and lovingly mixed to combine herbs and spices that give all my recipes a special touch. I love experimenting with my tried and true recipes by adding any one of Nutmeg Kitchens blends. They are spectacular! 

Nancy K

Our family favorites are Chipotle Brown Sugar on pork, the Magic Mediterranean on everything, and Aloha Java on grilled beef. When you open the packets the aroma from all the different spices is so wonderful and so fresh. Thank you, Nutmeg Kitchens for such wonderful seasoning blends!  

Tina P.

Whether you're an inexperienced home cook like me, or just looking to breathe new life into some of your classic dishes, I can't recommend these seasoning blends enough. 

Robert T.

Thank you so much for doing a wonderful job for our brunch. It couldn't have been any better! Your crew were very professional and attentive, and very nice to work with. We've received many comments on how delicious the food was - and ours is a tough crowd to please!

Joanne R.

Just wanted to say thank you so much for the hard work, effort and care you put into our celebration last night. Everyone was so impressed with the quality of everything. You really helped to make the evening fun and special.

Kelly B.