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Old 07-17-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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Name your spices!

Thought it would be fun if each of us would find out what spices we have in our cupboards. It would give us an idea of what and how we cook. Have fun! Here's my list:
  1. fresh garlic
  2. dried peppers (anchos, pasilla, Thai, flakes and chipotles)
  3. cinnamon sticks
  4. Kitchen bouquet
  5. soy sauce
  6. Worchestershire sauce
  7. Teriyaki sauce
  8. lemon pepper
  9. salt
  10. ground pepper
  11. garlic powder
  12. onion powder
  13. ground cinnamon
  14. ground nutmeg
  15. anise seeds
  16. ground cumin
  17. curry powder
  18. ground paprika
  19. ground dry mustard
  20. ground cayanne pepper
  21. poultry seasoning
  22. Creole seasoning
  23. ground ginger
  24. ginger root (in freezer)
  25. ground cloves
  26. dried basil
  27. dried bay leaves
  28. basil in the garden
  29. coriander
  30. crushed mint
  31. dill seed
  32. celery salt
  33. celery seed
  34. dried marjoram
  35. mustard seed
  36. dried oregano
  37. dried parsley
  38. poppy seeds
  39. dried rosemary
  40. savory
  41. dried thyme
  42. smoke flavor
  43. vanilla extract
  44. almond extract
  45. coconut extract

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Old 07-17-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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Well, considering I have 3 large revolving spice racks, and one whole cupboard full (all are different) I'm afraid my carpal tunnel would set in!
Let's just say I never met a spice I didn't like (except Cumin!)....

Fav two, though are Garli-Garni and sweet Mesquite powder
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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I have a whole cabinet full, probably around 75, so I don't think I will be typing them all. But I do use them all and love them all.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:42 AM   #4
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Wow Dina that is an impressive list

I like to buy whole spices with the exception of dried Italian herb seasoning and few powders

Corrainder seeds
White Cumin Seeds
Black Cumin Seeds (it's very different than the regular cumin)
Black Pepper corns
Cinnamon
Cardamom - Green
Cardamom - Black
Star Anise
Cloves
Whole Red Chillies - Arabol
Whole Red Chillies - Ancho
Whole Red Chillies - Kashmir
Turmeric Powder
Red Chilli Powder
Paprika
Saffron
Mint
Fenugreek
Brown Mustard Seeds
Curry Leaves
Fresh Ginger
Fresh Garlic
White Sesame Seeds
Black Sesame Seeds
Poppy Seeds (white)
Ground Ginger
Garlic Powder
Kosher Salt
Sea Salt
Regular Iodized Salt
Fresh Dill
Fresh Corrainder
A range of sauces - Too many to list

Thank God for my walk in pantry and all the shelving in it that helps me keep it all organized
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:46 AM   #5
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What do you use the mesquite powder for Jkath?

JCook-just name your favorite then.
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:59 AM   #6
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Let's see, right now I am too lazy to raise my bottom to the kitchen cupboard and check everything, I will give it a shot and see if I can remember everything...

On my kitchen window sill, there growing in our planters
-flat leaved parsley
-basil
-oregano
-coriander (cilantro)

then, there are always garlic bulbs in stock, one of our big staples
also we often have some fresh ginger in stock

In our spice rack, there are

black peppercorn
red peppercorn
already ground white pepper
bayleaves
thyme
rosemary
majoram
salvia
oregano
dill weed
coridander seed
cardamom
turmeric
mild hungarian paprika, ground
ground nutmeg
powdered ginger
powdered garlic
cayenne pepper
mint
lebanese spice mix
back sesame seed
white sesame seed
berbere
cinnamon, ground and sticks
cumin
clove
saffran
provance herb mix
pizza herb mix
herb mix for grilling
vanilla bean sticks

-liquid form in bottles

liquid smoked flavour
vanilla essence
sesame oil
teriyaki sauce
orange flower water

hmm, what am I forgetting now??
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:13 AM   #7
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Ok....I'm cheating and going from memory and using your list and elimating and adding from it:
  1. fresh garlic
  2. red pepper flakes
  3. mexican chili powder
  4. Kitchen bouquet
  5. soy sauce (in refrig.)
  6. Worchestershire sauce (in refrig)
  7. Teriyaki sauce (in refrig)
  8. lemon pepper
  9. Idonized salt
  10. ground pepper
  11. garlic powder
  12. garlic salt
  13. onion powder
  14. ground cinnamon
  15. ground nutmeg
  16. fennel seed
  17. ground cumin
  18. curry powder
  19. ground paprika
  20. ground dry mustard
  21. ground cayanne pepper
  22. poultry seasoning
  23. quicking salt
  24. ground ginger
  25. ginger root (in freezer)
  26. ground cloves
  27. dried basil
  28. dried bay leaves
  29. basil, dill, oregano, thyme, marjoram, parsley, tarragon, chivesin the garden
  30. coriander
  31. nutmeg
  32. Lawrys seasoning salt
  33. black peppercorns
  34. celery seed
  35. dried marjoram
  36. mustard seed
  37. dried oregano
  38. dried parsley
  39. kosher salt
  40. dried rosemary
  41. onion powder
  42. dried thyme
  43. smoke flavor
  44. vanilla extract
  45. cloves...whole and ground
  46. allspice
Numerous spice blend containers.....however, I think I'll give these away as I don't use them anymore because I make my own.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:29 AM   #8
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:31 AM   #9
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Urmaniac!
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:41 AM   #10
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I have all the normal spices... too many to list
but
my favorites are... salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary and oh heck... I could go on and on.
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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
wasabi
corriander
cinnamon(korijamon)
Curry Powder
Green Curry Paste
Wood chips, cherry and hickory
kafir Lime leaves
Cayenne
R.C. Chipoltle powder
Lemongrass segments
Cumin Seed
Chilli powder
Pink salt
Smoked Salt
Fleur de sal
Smoked Paprika
Ancho Peppers
coconut Extract
Splenda
Whole Nutmeg
Cream Of tarter
Cornstarch
Nori
Ginger
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)
Pepper
Italian seasoning
Almost all of the Mrs. Dash seasonings
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Paprika
Cayenne pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes
Ground ginger
Nutmeg
Cloves
Cinamon
Cardamom
Cilantro
Steak seasoning
Poultry seasoning
Chilie powder
Cumin
Seseme seeds
Curry powder
Coriander

Are there any fundamentals I am missing that I should have?
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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!)
Asafoetida
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
Cinnamon
Cardamom - Green
Cardamom - Black
Star Anise
Cloves
Whole Red Chillies - Dutch
Whole Red Chillies - Guajillo
Whole Red Chillies - Güero
Whole Red Chillies - New Mexican
Whole Red Chillies - Ancho
Whole Red Chillies - Cayenne
Dried Chilpotle Chillies
Turmeric Powder
Red Chilli Powder
Spanish Paprika
Saffron
Vanilla beans
Fenugreek
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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spices:
assorted creole blends
cinnamon
nutmeg -whole
ginger
cayenne
clove
cumin
chili powder
saffron
peppercorns - white, green, pink, black
sea salt
kosher salt


herbs:
thyme -dried
oregano -dried
tarragon -fresh
chive-frozen
dill-frozen
bay-fresh
basil-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
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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.

Salt
Kosher Salt
Seasoned Salt
Black Pepper
Red Pepper
Chili Pepper
Celery Salt
Celery Seed
Onion Powder
Garlic Pepper
Cumin
Cinamon
Oregano
Basil
Gumbo File Powder
Red Pepper Flakes
Hot Sauce
Parsely Flakes
Nutmeg
Paprika
Poultry Seasoning
Beef Boullion
Chicken Boullion
Thyme
Dill
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