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Old 07-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #11
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I could be here all day........I'll start with just a few.
Oyster sauce
coconut milk
Curry Powder
Green Curry Paste
Wood chips, cherry and hickory
kafir Lime leaves
R.C. Chipoltle powder
Lemongrass segments
Cumin Seed
Chilli powder
Pink salt
Smoked Salt
Fleur de sal
Smoked Paprika
Ancho Peppers
coconut Extract
Whole Nutmeg
Cream Of tarter
5 spice
Star Anise
peppercorn melange
........I know I am forgetting some stuff, oh well.

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Old 07-17-2006, 02:23 PM   #12
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I'm afraid I have to many to list as well. I have a spice cab. with two long pull out drawers filled to capacity as well as a spice rack that is also over flowing.

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Old 07-17-2006, 02:39 PM   #13
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Salt (but I don't use it anymore except for dh's food)
Italian seasoning
Almost all of the Mrs. Dash seasonings
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Cayenne pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes
Ground ginger
Steak seasoning
Poultry seasoning
Chilie powder
Seseme seeds
Curry powder

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Old 07-17-2006, 04:55 PM   #14
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Dina - mm, spice is nice! What a great idea!
I copied Yakuta's list because it's closer to mine, so here's Clive's Spice cabinet:(NO herbs included!)
Amazon Bachaco Powder
Coriander seeds
White Cumin Seeds
Black Cumin Seeds (it's very different than the regular cumin)You bet!!
Black Peppercorns
White Peppercorns
Green Peppercorns
Pink Peppercorns
Szechuan Pepper
Cardamom - Green
Cardamom - Black
Star Anise
Whole Red Chillies - Dutch
Whole Red Chillies - Guajillo
Whole Red Chillies - GŁero
Whole Red Chillies - New Mexican
Whole Red Chillies - Ancho
Whole Red Chillies - Cayenne
Dried Chilpotle Chillies
Turmeric Powder
Red Chilli Powder
Spanish Paprika
Vanilla beans
Brown Mustard Seeds
Yellow Mustard Seeds
Curry Leaves
Fresh Ginger
Fresh Garlic
White Sesame Seeds
Black Sesame Seeds
Poppy Seeds (white)
Poppy Seeds (black)
Ground Ginger
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Fennel seeds
Fenugreek seeds
Kalonji (Nigella) seeds
Ajwain (Bishops Weed) seeds
Annato seeds
Caraway seeds
A range of sauces - Too many to list, but mostly hot!
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:28 PM   #15
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I also have too many to list, but nobody has yet mentioned Sumac, which I have and love. I also have Chaste-berries (use like pepper) and a Bush Blend (mainly bush tomato and lemon myrtle and mountain pepper), and assorted dried herbs from my garden (lemon verbena, lemon savory, lemon myrtle, various mints etc). Another herb nobody else has mentioned which I have and use in my cooking is lavender.

Since I have an all-herb garden, I have fresh herbs on hand all year round. That includes things like ginger, galangal, arrowroot, turmeric, cardamom, lemongrass, various chillies, salad burnet, anise hyssop, horseradish, as well as all the usuals (parsley, chives, mint, sage, rosemary, oregano, savory, you name it.) I even have stevia and liquorice and marshmallow, and assorted medicinal herbs. Most of the seeds I store for cooking I've grown and collected myself - fenugreek, cumin, fennel, dill, celery, mustard etc.
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:41 AM   #16
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How about anise seed?! I couldn't live without it as it's a key ingredient in my famous-within-the-family salad dressing, and of late something I sprinkle on sandwiches as well (fresh hot bread / ripe avocado / strong cheese / thin slices of cucumber / homemade mayo / salt, coarsely-ground black pepper / ANISE SEEDS!

Yum, yum.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:13 AM   #17
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assorted creole blends
nutmeg -whole
chili powder
peppercorns - white, green, pink, black
sea salt
kosher salt

thyme -dried
oregano -dried
tarragon -fresh
italian parsley - fresh

The list of condiments, assorted sauces and extracts is rather lenghthy...

Remember, throw those spices and herbs out after 6 months!
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:19 AM   #18
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Something like this would take me much more time than I have at the moment. I have two large cabinets filled with dried herbs, spices, & blends, separated into regular/all-purpose, Asian, & Indian.

I do try to go thru them once a year to toss those that have lost potency & to reorganize everything - but that's not a task I perform during summer weather.

All I can say is that there are probably very few, if any, spices/herbs anyone else has that I don't have as well.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:43 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by urmaniac13
I just hope no one will say


roflmbo ur. i have too many to go through right now but off the top of my head i know i have sea salt, pepper, seasoned salt, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, paprika, cayenne, cumin, poultry seasoning, sage, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, and vanilla.
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Old 08-03-2006, 02:23 PM   #20
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I don't use many other spices other than these.

Kosher Salt
Seasoned Salt
Black Pepper
Red Pepper
Chili Pepper
Celery Salt
Celery Seed
Onion Powder
Garlic Pepper
Gumbo File Powder
Red Pepper Flakes
Hot Sauce
Parsely Flakes
Poultry Seasoning
Beef Boullion
Chicken Boullion

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