Originally Posted by jkath
I've noticed that if you look at the prices in the spice section (where spices are sold in jars), and then check the prices in the "ethnic spice section" (where spices are sold in plastic bags), there is a huge price difference. Very often I can buy spices for 1/2 price if I get it in the plastic bag. (I keep my older jars and refill and date as needed)
jkath - that is exactly what I do - the difference in cumin is amazing when you buy it at an ethnic grocery store - VERY affordable - along with Mexican Oregano, and many others.
Thyme is good on chicken for starters. Or a chicken stew with thyme dumplings.
Tarragon (excellent with chicken and forgotten a lot of times)
Some kind of blend - whether it's Emeril's spice blend or Kansas City Seasoning