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View Poll Results: Which Herb / Spice do you most frequently use in your Thanksgiving Recipes ?
Sage 12 75.00%
Thyme 9 56.25%
Nutmeg 3 18.75%
Cinnamon 6 37.50%
Cloves 2 12.50%
Rosemary 7 43.75%
Parsley 4 25.00%
Other 2 12.50%
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving Herb/ Spice Poll

I made this poll because now, a few days after Thanksgiving, Im having an impossible time finding a certain ingredient which i know is popular in Thanksgiving cooking, but didnt realize it wouldnt be obtainable. I had an easier time getting gas after Hurricane Sandy than getting this item now.


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Old 11-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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I use cinnamon and nutmeg in baking and sage and rosemary for savory dishes.

What spice was it you couldn't find?

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Old 11-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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On that list the only thing that I use more at T-giving is sage
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #4
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I use cinnamon, ginger powder, cardamom, cloves a little nutmeg in baking.

Sage is probably the most prominent in savory dishes, along with rosemary, thyme ( which I forgot this year), parsley, savory, and depending on the dish, fresh ginger root.

I can't imagine what herb is unavailable in this day and age, unless you wanted fresh instead of dried and its out of season. ?
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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For me, though I use all of these all the time, they are all essential at Thanksgiving, at my home: Sage, Thyme, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, and Nutmeg. Flavorings include vanilla and mollases (brown sugar), and salt. Veggies used specifically to flavor certain dishes include celery, onion, and garlic.

There may be others, but all of these are essential in my home, and at my kids' homes during this holiday.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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I try to use fresh (when I can), rather than dried. Haven't had a problem in my neck o' the woods.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #7
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I put sage in my stuffing for first time ever! Amazing

Must start using sage more
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
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Thyme was the culprit. I literally went to 3 different major grocery stores, 3 walmarts, a target, and a home center. Found only one small bottle for $7.98 ( which was a crime in my opinion).
I knew thyme is popular this time of year, but i figured sage would be also, and each store had shelves and shelves of sage ( and all the others mentioned).
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
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I was guessing cinnamon sticks. Since they make great stirring stix as well as cooking.

Well,, I have enough to share--
I have garden grown dried thyme and I froze fresh thyme too. Just put sprigs in a freezer bag, push the air out and zip lock. Works great. But the joke's on me. I forgot to put thyme in my dressing and on the turkey.

Fresh rosemary does not freeze well, at least for me. I think the needles are too fleshy and they look ugly so I tossed that baggie.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #10
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I had a heck of a time finding fresh savory herbs. Finally on my 3rd stop I found a little plastic do-dad of "Poultry Seasoning" herbs which had all three that I was looking for! I could have used a bit more sage in the stuffing, but after the traumatic shopping experience I made do with what I had.


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