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Old 12-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Smile YOUR Top 5 Spices?

I need your help! One of my next blogs will be on kitchen spices, so I would love it if you could help, by sharing your preferences with me

QUESTION: What FIVE spices do you tend to grab MOST OFTEN (not including Salt & Pepper)

Here are mine, in no particular order:

Garlic Powder
Fresh Nutmeg (grated)
Cinnamon
Tarragon
Oregano

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Old 12-26-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Cumin (always whole, then I toast it in a pan and grind it in a mortar/pestle myself)
Paprika
Dried thyme leaves
Garlic powder
Crushed red pepper flakes
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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This is really hard because I rarely meet a spice or herb I don't like, but here goes.

- garlic (fresh or granulated for different purposes)
- tarragon
- rosemary
- cumin
- nutmeg (fresh grated)
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
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Garlic powder
Cumin
Chili powder
Herbs de Provence
Hot pepper flakes

Are you interested in herbs we don't like?
I can not stand tarragon ... ick
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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I take it we are including dry and fresh herbs as spices? If not, here are 5 of each.

Spice wise

freshly toasted and ground cumin seed
freshly toasted and ground corriander seed
various toasted and ground chilis
cardamom
saffron

Herbs

dry and fresh basil
dry and fresh thyme
fresh rosemary
dry and fresh bay leaves
fresh cilantro
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:28 PM   #6
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Garlic
Thyme
Adobo
Cumin
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:32 PM   #7
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Thanks so far!

Yes, Craig, I'm going for dried spices... and yes, Kayelle - only those you tend to reach for the most :)

I really appreciate all of your input - hoping for a lot more answers!
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
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Garlic powder
Onion powder
Herbs de Provence
Cayenne pepper
Chili powder? Paprika? Number five really falls off compared to the other four.
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Thanks so far!

Yes, Craig, I'm going for dried spices... and yes, Kayelle - only those you tend to reach for the most :)

I really appreciate all of your input - hoping for a lot more answers!
Okay, dried spices:
- cumin
- curry
- cinnamon
- nutmeg (whole)
- star anise (whole)
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Thanks so far!

Yes, Craig, I'm going for dried spices... and yes, Kayelle - only those you tend to reach for the most :)

I really appreciate all of your input - hoping for a lot more answers!
Only spices? Not herbs? Just want to clarify.
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