Category: <span>From Anne</span>

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A Mother’s Day MESSAGE FROM ANNE

Here’s the story. March of 2000. As I was leaving the doctor’s office with two-year-old Clay and four-month-old Emma, I really, really needed the restroom. I locked us in and set Emma in her carrier next to me. I clasped Clay’s hands between mine, gazed into his eyes and told him to stay close. He...

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experience a cooking class

Cooking Classes are at the heart of Red Stick Spice. We consider ourselves the tireless champions of home cooks. While we have taught countless cooking classes, we know that they are completely new to our guests. Here’s what you can expect… Choose your Learning StyleClasses at Red Stick Spice are structured to provide robust learning....

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Make Your Mom the Perfect Cup of Tea

Pro tip, life skill…no matter what you call it, knowing how to steep a cup of tea is essential. No need to buckle in, this is going to be a short blog post! That’s because tea is not complicated. A cup, an infuser and hot water. That’s all you need. Oh, and don’t forget the...

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meet monogram

Every time we say, “We are an Official Monogram Experience Kitchen,” we swell with pride. It just feels good to say! Red Stick Spice’s new Teaching Kitchen is definitely something to see. It’s gorgeous and spacious and easy on the eyes, and the heartbeat of the kitchen is fueled by Monogram. Our goal was to...

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flex it: meatless & marvelous

I grew up in a meat & potatoes family. My mother was a phenomenal cook, especially considering our financial peaks and valleys. Betty Jo always made sure our meals were filling and delicious. What I don’t remember are fruits and vegetables. Red delicious apples and bananas were occasionally on the countertop. A can of Le...

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TUESDAYS IN DECEMBER

Tuesdays in December look a little different at Red Stick Spice. Our brick-and-mortar store floor is closed on Tuesdays for deep cleaning, re-stocking and to reduce our staff’s person-to-person contact.   There are still plenty of ways to shop!Order online for Curbside Pickup. Shop online, and we’ll ship to your home.Book an appoinment for personal shopping with Anne. ...

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PERPETUAL STUDENT OF TEA

“If you study tea every day of your life, the day you die, you know nothing.” ~Chinese Proverb I am currently studying toward several certifications through World Tea Academy. Certifying in tea is a goal for me because I didn’t grow up around tea and haven’t felt completely comfortable with the subject since purchasing Red...

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6 LESSONS FROM TEACHING COOKING CLASSES

My family is filled with teachers. My mother was a home economist and kindergarten teacher; my aunt taught 3rd grade and then special education; my sister has spent her career as an elementary school speech therapist. While teaching wasn’t the goal while I was in culinary school, I love where my spice shop has taken...

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HEY, MOMMA

This black & white photo is a Mother’s Day shot from 2000. I remember it well. It was a hot day and a rough photo shoot. I was so frustrated by the lack of cooperation from my wiggly, thumb-sucking children, and I “settled” for this shot. Little did I know that today, at 52 years...

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MEET ANNE

 Anne’s BackgroundAnne Milneck is the owner of Red Stick Spice Company. Originally from LaPlace, Louisiana, Anne has lived in Baton Rouge for more than 20 years. She studied journalism at LSU and earned a culinary degree from the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University.  What Anne Believes“I believe in home cooking. I believe the...

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