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Old 11-30-2009, 04:38 PM   #1
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What are Your Favorite Herbs & Spices?

Mine is the monterey chicken spice.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:34 PM   #2
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I usually buy what's on sale at the grocery store. I like thyme, rosemary, oregano, and sage. As far as spices go, I like cardamom, nutmeg, allspice.
Pepper is probably my all around favorite.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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I love pepper too..... black pepper and red pepper flakes!

my favorite fresh herbs are basil, peppermint and garlic

dried... nutmeg, italian seasoning and garlic powder


I'm not fussy either... I buy what's on sale.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:27 PM   #5
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salt and pepper are basic seasonings. herbs: basil thyme tarragon rosemary for differents meats fish etc. spices: chili flakes (red pepper) nutmeg (so much cna be done with this spice on cheese dishes, greens, in au gratins etc. and cinnamon great on many meats for a middle east twist.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:58 PM   #6
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salt and pepper are basic seasonings. herbs: basil thyme tarragon rosemary for differents meats fish etc. spices: chili flakes (red pepper) nutmeg (so much cna be done with this spice on cheese dishes, greens, in au gratins etc. and cinnamon great on many meats for a middle east twist.
I know!! I love to sprinkle a bit on holiday hot toddies that are frothy or have whipped cream on top. A little is also good in mashed potatoes, and I have even added some to tomato sauce. Don't curl your nose, it's actually very good, especially in chili, if you only add a pinch.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:18 AM   #7
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My favorite herbs are basil and rosemary
My favorite spices are black pepper, clove and nutmeg
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:47 AM   #8
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I use all of the basic herbs and spices; but my favorites are cinnamon and rosemary. Probably don't use them as much as the other common ones; but really enjoy them when they are used.

I have been trying to grow my own rosemary for a couple of years now without success. Really not sure why because rosemary is supposed to grow like a weed. I've got a plant in a big pot right now that seems to be doing well after several months so maybe I have managed to finally break the curse. If it continues to do well indoors over the winter, I plan to put it in the ground next spring.

Another favorite is a pepper mix idea that I stole from McCormick, This goes in the pepper grinder that sits on the dinner table.....black pepper, pink pepper, green pepper, white pepper, allspice and coriander mixed in equal quantities.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:35 AM   #9
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I love spices...food is nothing without spices...my fave are black&white pepper, chilies, japaleños, thyme, rosemary, oregano, cinnamon and tamarind..I do love Mexican cuisine so spices are never lacking in that department::)
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Sarawak Black peppercorns, smoked black pepper, herbes de Provence, fines herbes, smoked paprika, garlic powder, toasted onion powder, cumin powder, chili powder, basil, oregano, curry powder, cinnamon, garam masala...
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