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Old 03-23-2016, 09:58 PM   #41
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I bought this in November 2014 and still have plenty: Amazon.com : Badia Gourmet Peppercorn Blend, 16-ounces : Grocery & Gourmet Food

I'm pretty loyal to Penzeys, but I a few things are outrageously expensive, including the peppercorns and the vanilla extract. I make my own extract.
Thanks for the link, GG. I've been wanting to try the peppercorn blends, and that sure is a much better price than Penzeys.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:30 AM   #42
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Thanks for the link, GG. I've been wanting to try the peppercorn blends, and that sure is a much better price than Penzeys.
Next time you're at Trader Joe's, check out the rainbow pepper in the grinder. Excellent, in a reusable grinder for $2.00
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:38 AM   #43
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Next time you're at Trader Joe's, check out the rainbow pepper in the grinder. Excellent, in a reusable grinder for $2.00
I second that!

Also try mixing a few allspice berries with your regular black peppercorns and grinding them together.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:47 AM   #44
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I second that!

Also try mixing a few allspice berries with your regular black peppercorns and grinding them together.
I put whole coriander in my peppercorn blend...YUM!
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:06 AM   #45
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I put whole coriander in my peppercorn blend...YUM!
That's an interesting idea.
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I bought this in November 2014 and still have plenty: Amazon.com : Badia Gourmet Peppercorn Blend, 16-ounces : Grocery & Gourmet Food

I'm pretty loyal to Penzeys, but I a few things are outrageously expensive, including the peppercorns and the vanilla extract. I make my own extract.

LOL I bought the exact bottle from Amazon in February 2014.
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Other than that, it is mostly freshly ground Sea Salt and freshly ground Pepper. I have found that there is a difference in the strength of flavor with the Sea Salt. I have to make sure it has no iodine. I have a thyroid problem and I take meds for it. Doctor's orders. No iodine.
That's interesting. When I was taking a chemistry class, I had to recreate an experiment at home and had to buy salt with no added iodine to complete it. I decided to just keep using the salt and after a while, I began to have just a terrible problem with over sweating to the point where I finally made a doctor's appointment for it. I got the I-don't-know-there's-nothing-wrong spiel, but the doctor had mentioned diet and so on the way home, I remembered the salt. I went to the store and got the iodized salt and in just a couple days, my sweating problem disappeared. To everyone's relief!

Oh, by the way, I've been getting McCormick's minced garlic in a jar for almost a year and a half and I've never had a problem with it. It's easy to add to dishes needing garlic but I'm ashamed to say I just guesstimate how much to put in when the recipe calls for a minced garlic. I go through maybe a jar every month, month and a half. It keeps very well in the fridge after it's opened.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:15 PM   #48
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Addie, next time, get the minced garlic in oil. The garlic in water will spatter when you add it to a hot pan with oil to cook it with some onion, etc.
You know Andy, I usually chop or slice a whole head of garlic and put it in olive oil. It only sits in the oil for no longer than a week or two and then it is time to do the next head. We use a lot of garlic in this house. And I do keep it in the fridge. But I haven't been doing it lately and Pirate decided to save me some work. So he bought the jar.
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Oh, by the way, I've been getting McCormick's minced garlic in a jar for almost a year and a half and I've never had a problem with it. It's easy to add to dishes needing garlic but I'm ashamed to say I just guesstimate how much to put in when the recipe calls for a minced garlic. I go through maybe a jar every month, month and a half. It keeps very well in the fridge after it's opened.
The rule of thumb is that one clove is about a teaspoon minced.
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You know Andy, I usually chop or slice a whole head of garlic and put it in olive oil. It only sits in the oil for no longer than a week or two and then it is time to do the next head. We use a lot of garlic in this house. And I do keep it in the fridge. But I haven't been doing it lately and Pirate decided to save me some work. So he bought the jar.

Addie, you have to be careful with storing garlic in oil. It's a great place to grow botulism! I'd stick with the store bought stuff.
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