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Old 08-19-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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Just got back with a large shopping bag full of goodies.

Ai Yi Yi. I went a bit wild but got stuff that would have cost twice as much $ at the stop and shop and is a bazillion times better.


It's in a place that a long time ago was restaurant called the IOWA GRILL. Or something Iowa.

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Old 08-19-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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You're so lucky, I wish we had a Penzeys here, or any store that specializes in seasongings.
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:41 PM   #3
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It's really hard to walk out of there with a SMALL bag of purchases. Gotta love the smells!
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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So tell us what you got Jenny. I love that place. I wish I lived closer although my bank account is happy that I do not.
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:33 AM   #5
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I just love successful shopping trips....heck, I just love shopping period!!!!

So what did you get????

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Old 08-20-2005, 07:32 AM   #6
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I'm so jealous! I just get to drool over the catalog and make orders!


What'ja get?
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:05 AM   #7
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I wish we had one here in Ohio. I love their catalog and order each time I get one. I"m addicted.
Is there such a thing as PA?? Penzey's Anonymous???
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:07 AM   #8
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I just heard they're opening a store in Portland, Oregon Fortunately it's on the opposite side of town so I won't go toooooo often.....I'll be broke but very happy!
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Old 08-21-2005, 11:55 AM   #9
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Off the top of my head:

chili powder (med and hot)
cumin
mexican oregano
mediterranean oregano
epizote
coriander seeds
allspice seeds
chipolte pepper
adobo
paprika (sweet*, hot and smoked)
bay leaves
galangal
cinnamon
cake spice
garlic powder
onion powder
sage
grey sea salt**


* penzey's paprika is almost a religious experience. it bears no resemblance whatsoever with supermarket kind

** $2.98 for a decent-sized bag


I didnt need a lot of stuff (peppercorns, etc) and now knowing where it is, I'll be back this fall, I imagine.

I compared the prices at Penzey's to the price tags on the McCormick, etc. spices I had in my cupboard and Penzey's was almost always cheaper. In a few cases about half the price of supermarket kind.
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Old 08-21-2005, 02:11 PM   #10
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That is a great list Jenny! I agree about their paprika! I have never been a huge fan of the stuff, until I tried theirs. It is now my favorite thing I have bought there!

You have got to love their prices. It is so nice to pay less for better quality. How often can you say you were able to do that?

Let me know what you think of the med chili powder. I bought their hot and love it, but I can't use it when I am cooking for other people because it does have a decent kick. I am curious about the difference in heat between the med and hot.
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