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Old 10-29-2010, 02:12 AM   #11
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I meant that I going to the penzeys store tomorrow to buy some spices & herbs.

Thanks Everyone!

I want to buy the spices and herbs that are mostry used in recipes.
Penzeys is the best store/catalog of dried spices/herbs, mostly used in recipes or not, such as rarely sold real wasabi. I highly recommend Penzeys, and suggest you shop it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:28 AM   #12
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I started buying spices from penzeys and I'm going over tomorrow to buy 6 or maybe 7 spices or herbs or a combination should I get?

I already have vanilla beans, coriander, smoked paprika.

I know for sure I will be getting sweet paprika and saffran.
My go-to herb blend is dried herbes de Provence. Everyone makes theirs differently, but basically, it should contain Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, Tarragon and Savory. plus lavender greens.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:10 PM   #13
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I take it Penzey's is better than Tone's? I suddenly feel ashamed of my spice rack Not really... but I will definitely check out Penzey's! My dh gives me flack all the time for the wide array of spices I have. I think that most of them are equally important! And since the little Tone's spices are only .77 at the store I pick a new one up about once a week. I don't think I could pick only 6! But here are my most frequently used:

Cinnamon
Ginger
Nutmeg
Chili Powder
Cumin
Basil
Sage
Thyme
Rosemary
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:41 PM   #14
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Try some Penzey's cinnamon, Snickerdoodle, especially to make your namesake cookies. It is so fresh and aromatic, you will never go back.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #15
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Try some Penzey's cinnamon, Snickerdoodle, especially to make your namesake cookies. It is so fresh and aromatic, you will never go back.
I requested a catalog. I'm excited! Maybe I will hint around one of the gift crates for Christmas this year
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:07 PM   #16
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I requested a catalog. I'm excited! Maybe I will hint around one of the gift crates for Christmas this year
Take a look at: penzeys.com
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:19 PM   #17
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Take a look at: penzeys.com
I was just there Actually, still there... having a slow day at work today.

To the OP, it looks like they have some packages that include some of the most commonly used spices/herbs. It really depends on your cooking style as to which spices you'll use most.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:06 AM   #18
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We eat a lot of salads in my house, and I'm always looking for something different. I highly recommend their Sicilian Salad Seasoning (also good on pasta) and Creamy Peppercorn. I had a year, a couple of years ago, when I couldn't get any good "fresh" garlic, and their various dried garlic seasonings saved my life! Life without garlic? Who'd want to live?
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:08 AM   #19
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All of the above, with special emphasis on oregano, rosemary, ground ginger, and thyme. Juniper berries are useful in helping to save one's gin for drinking. We have about 30 different spices that we find handy.
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