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Old 11-21-2010, 11:59 AM   #31
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I personally like their Sicilian and Creamy Peppercorn salad seasonings. I'm lucky enough to have a spice merchant here in town, or I'd buy even more from Penzey's I also hit their store when I make my annual or so trip to Madison. The creamy peppercorn I use to make my version of ranch dressing in the winter, when my herb garden is defunct. The Sicilian is great with any wine vinegar/olive oil for a light Italian style dressing. I love that you can buy their seasonings in the small jar to try something new. Then if you like it, you can 'graduate' to larger jars for seasoning you find yourself using a lot!

I've received gift packages of their spices and was so charmed that I've sent them as gifts. They arrived nestled in celsior (is that right?), bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg. Lovely presentation! Not to mention that the gift packaging was worth its cost!
Cool, now I'm even more interested in ordering a couple of the gift boxes as a way to try them out.

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:01 PM   #32
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I bought jars and then buy bags of spices. I keep the bags in my downstairs freezer and fill the jars as needed.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:08 PM   #33
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I bought jars and then buy bags of spices. I keep the bags in my downstairs freezer and fill the jars as needed.
I am considering all my storage options. Wish I had a downstairs, but I'm already living in the dowstairs.

I built a 3 jar deep spice shelf on the inside of the utility closet in the kitchen. (no heat source, just a broom closet) It's 7 shelves about 4 jars wide. Plenty of space for jars, at least. Freezer space is problematic, I should have taken more of the buckwheat flour to my Dad. I have about 20 pounds of it in the freezer!
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #34
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Thank You, BakeChef!

Is it called Pork Chop Seasoning? and Is the smoked season salt the same as the 'Four S' or something else?
Yup, just called Pork Chop Seasoning. And yes it is the Four S smoked seasoned salt.
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Their base is the only item I have tried there that I have found better elsewhere. I use Minors bases. They are loaded with salt though.
I use Minor's as well. I can get a good size tub at BJ's for about the same price as a small jar of Better than Bouillon, I think that the Minor's has a better flavor too. I don't add salt to the recipe until the end, because the Minor's is quite salty.
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Yup, just called Pork Chop Seasoning. And yes it is the Four S smoked seasoned salt.
Thank you! Hadn't seen the Pork Chop Seasoning, yet, still in the 'C's' in the catalog...yes, I'm reading the whole thing from start to finish

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Old 11-21-2010, 02:19 PM   #37
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I use Minor's as well. I can get a good size tub at BJ's for about the same price as a small jar of Better than Bouillon, I think that the Minor's has a better flavor too. I don't add salt to the recipe until the end, because the Minor's is quite salty.
I haven't heard of or seen Minors, could it be regional?
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I haven't heard of or seen Minors, could it be regional?
I believe that it is made by Nestle. I have only found it in club stores. I usually pay around $6 for a 1 lb. tub




Minor's All Natural Chicken Base: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food
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I believe that it is made by Nestle. I have only found it in club stores.

Minor's All Natural Chicken Base: Amazon.com: Grocery & Gourmet Food

Thanks for the visual!

I'll look more carefully at Costco, seems I only found the larger jars of Better Than Bullion...that don't fit in my fridge!
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Looks like Amazon has the Low sodium versions of Minors Chicken and vegetable bases. Price looks reasonable!
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