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Alden Mill House's Miracle Blend

By Lynda Wheatley | Sept. 21, 2019

Long before Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning became the latest craze on soups, salads, sandwiches, and more, Alden’s Eugene Moglovkin — aka Chef Geno — created an all-purpose blend of exceptional quality kosher flake salt and other spices that was nothing short of a miracle for home cooks eager to turn the mundane into marvel. The simple yet wonderful (and aptly named) Miracle Blend gave rise to the venerable Alden Mill House in 1984, and truth be told, the savory mix (which also includes oregano, marjoram, black pepper, and garlic) remains the saving grace of many an Up North meal today. We find it equally improves our favorite Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, and Polish recipes, as well as our average soup, salad, and sandwich lunches at the office. Starts at $4.19 for 5 ounces, available online and in stores all around northern Michigan. Take that, Joe. Find Alden Mill House at 10480 SE Torch Lake Dr., in Alden; additional retailers listed online. (231) 331-4711, aldenmillhouse.com.



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