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View Poll Results: What are your favorite spices and herbs?
Thyme, rosemary, and basil 13 43.33%
Cumin, chile powder, cayenne pepper, and red pepper 12 40.00%
Salt and pepper 12 40.00%
Garlic, onion, and chives 11 36.67%
Dill weed and seed, fennel seed, celery seed, and bay leaves 5 16.67%
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice 6 20.00%
Sage, savory, tarragon, and oregano 6 20.00%
curry powder, saffron, cardamon 4 13.33%
Ginger, horseradish, and sesame seed 4 13.33%
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Old 06-27-2005, 02:27 PM   #11
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If I HAD to choose from these groups, I'd have to go with salt and pepper (as much as I love garlic, chili, etc).
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:35 PM   #12
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With an all-herb garden, I can't restrict myself to a list! I love 'em all. It's easier for me to pick my non-favouritist, which would be Dill, although it has its place in my kitchen.

My current favourite is Lemon Myrtle, followed closely by Sumac. I use a lot of parsley and chives and basil and mint, too.

I guess it all depends on what I'm making at the moment! But fresh herbs are always better than dried. Things like coriander, cumin, sesame seed, fenugreek, aniseed etc taste so much better when you've grown them yourself! I even grow my own turmeric (very nice used fresh) and ginger.

I NEVER use salt in my cooking. But pepper (or chaste-berries as a substitute) is essential to me.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:35 AM   #13
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My most used spices are thyme, rosemary and basil along with garlic. Basil is very good sprinkled over garlic toast.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:58 AM   #14
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impossible to choose, i say!
if i had to go for the rest of my life with only one herb to choose, it'd definately be ground sage. i put it in most any savory dish i make and love the stuff dearly. just the aroma alone is so lovely... beautifully aromatic.
BUT...
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then there's seasalt. and fresh-cracked black pepper. and garlic. and chives for garnish. and curry. i love green curry paste. and can't forget about ginger. and horseradish, yum. a life without horseradish would be a very empty life, indeed.
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I love garlic!!
I love onions!!
I love parsley!!
I love Greek Oregano ( picked by old ladies on Greek mountain tops!!)

Salt and pepper are always added too.

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