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Old 10-07-2008, 01:40 PM   #41
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Well, looks like I'll need to downsize my order to get the jars with the shaker lids. Thanks UB.
You can still buy larger quanities that come in a Zip Lock type bag.
Fill your shaker jar...zip the bag back up...store in another zip lock...and stuff it in an old mayonnaise jar Just keep it air tight! You can refill as needed.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:54 PM   #42
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Re: Penzey's blends, some of them are quite good. I particularly enjoy their "Hot Curry Powder" & their "Vindaloo" blend. Very spicy, flavorful & absolutely perfect when I'm in the mood to whip up something "Indian" but don't have the time or inclination to get into spice toasting & grinding.

As far as how to buy & store, our local Costco used to sell McCormick spices in large plastic shaker containers (8" tall x 3" wide) that hold quite a bit. I used to buy my Oregano, Crushed Red Pepper, etc., that way. However, Costco hasn't had these large containers in awhile, BUT - little packrat that I am - I saved all those containers & for once - VOILA - I now have perfect containers to house Penzey spices. The container labels even list the weight of the original ingredients so I automatically know how much to order that will fit in each one. :)
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:05 PM   #43
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UB, I don't have to bury the jars out back, do I?
Leave it to me to buy the squirt bottles anyway

That was relatively painless. I called and was told that some of the spices with shaker tops come in the 1/2c jars, and others were limited to 1/4c jars, so we went through my order and aside from the salt and peppercorns which I ordered by the lb, all could be had with the 1/2c size jars. So I guess I'm set and will order the bags when I need a refill.

Thanks for all your help
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:15 PM   #44
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When you get your order, they usually throw in a little sample of something for free too. Last time I got their sandwich sprinkle. it would have never been something I would have bought on my own, but now that I have tried it I really do like it and plan on getting more.
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:40 PM   #45
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Yay, free stuff!
I'm looking forward to getting my order.
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For your next order , I don't usually buy blends either, but I love their Greek seasoning blend - oregano, garlic and lemon. Yum! So much easier for sprinkling on chicken or pork before grilling than chopping and zesting fresh.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:57 PM   #47
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For your next order , I don't usually buy blends either, but I love their Greek seasoning blend - oregano, garlic and lemon. Yum! So much easier for sprinkling on chicken or pork before grilling than chopping and zesting fresh.
What's chopping and zesting fresh?


Thanks, I'll create an account and stick that in my shopping cart for next time.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:03 PM   #48
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What's chopping and zesting fresh?


Thanks, I'll create an account and stick that in my shopping cart for next time.
Did you know they have a store in Pittsburgh? I wish they were close to me .
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:38 PM   #49
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Yes. The woman who took my order asked me if I was close to Pgh because they had a store there.
Being a Browns fan, I said too close
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Complete fan of Penzey's, myself.
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