About This Site

My name is Karen Marley. I’m a business writer and author/editor of this site. Why did I do this? I love spices! Their authentic flavor and fascinating history has an irresistible allure. Spices represent more than food–they represent culture and people. And today, they symbolize a commitment to eating real food. Not to mention the incredible health benefits they deliver.

People often ask if I love to cook. I do, but paradoxically I don’t like to spend hours in the kitchen. A good recipe should be easy, uncomplicated, and delicious. Spices allow cooks to gain a lot of flavor without a lot of effort.

I’m not a spice merchant nor a retailer. But over the years my interest in spices has given me a knowledge base that I enjoy sharing. This site is in part a labor of love as well as a creative writing outlet. (Horseback riding is another hobby but that doesn’t give me spice-infused chocolate bars to sample)!

There are a small number of lovely spice websites in existence. But all represent specific merchants. In comparison, this site is designed to be helpful, interactive, and fun for consumers. It will give you creative ideas, cooking inspiration and a few moments of enjoyment. You can send me questions and I will answer or point you in a direction where you can find an answer. Visit often, as this site is growing all the time! If there is something you don’t see, let me know and I’ll address it. Ultimately, Spice Sherpa is for you.

Oh yes, you can reach me here: spicesherpa@frontier.com