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Old 05-31-2008, 01:34 PM   #1
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Seasonings you have handy at your stove.

I was cleaning off my stove and realized that I had a number of seasonings sitting atop of my stove and wondered why I keep some handy and not others.

Here is what I have handy:

regular Salt
regular ground pepper
Tillicherry Pepper Grinder
Sea Salt Grinder
Cavendar's Greek Seasoning
Konriko Creole Seasoning
Konriko Jalapeno Seasoning
Nature's Seasoning
Season All
Garlic Pepper

That is a ton of stuff! What do you have sitting on or near your stove?

I left one off.... Montreal Steak Seasoning!

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Old 05-31-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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Just a pepper grinder and several varieties of salt. That's all I need because I almost always practice mise en place when I cook. Salt and pepper are on the stove to add if necessary.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:04 PM   #3
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the coffee pot!!

I keep nothing around the stove, too hot and humid. All seasonings are kept on the other side of the kitchen in a cupboard.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:06 PM   #4
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Ok, you guys are making me feel like I got to much junk!
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:08 PM   #5
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Seasonings and spices should never be kept near the stove. The heat destroys the potency and freshness and can completely alter the taste. Keep spices and seasonings in a cool, dark place or drawer several feet from your stove. I too practice mis in place when I cook so all the spices I need are brought to the counter or the stove.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:39 PM   #6
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I have an empty powdered sugar and a flour shaker from the 40's made out of green glass, with tin shaker top, 8oz. ea. They are for decoration. They remind me of grandma meals. Then a maybe 3 oz. salt shaker with alittle rice mixed in and a pepper mill for last minute add ins. The rest are kept in a draw and cabinet, with my oils and vinegars.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:10 PM   #7
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Everything is handy, sattie. My spice cabinet is above my stove.
I keep a regular s & p shaker set on a shelf next to the stove, and my kosher salt and pepper grinder are on the counter where I prepare the food... errr, around the corner if you all remember I have the "standalone stove"
I have to take my spices to the food prep counter spot, but they are all available if I want to season something while it's cooking.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:11 PM   #8
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On top of the stove I just have two things....a bowl of kosher salt and a bowl of ground pepper. Both have small scoops in them.

Now, since I live in a house that is close to a hundred years old, and the kitchen was designed by the good people of Lilliput, the cabinet is just two steps away. In there I have some Zatarain's creole mix, Tony Chachere's cajun spice, some Old Bay, dry mustard, sea salt, a pepper mill, whole nutmeg, cumin, cayenne and saffron.
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:14 PM   #9
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I have a salt cellar with kosher salt in it and pepper mill with a medley of peppers . Other spices are in a cabinet next to the stove.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:57 PM   #10
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all of 'em.......
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:21 PM   #11
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just salt and pepper... every thing else is in the pantry
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:31 PM   #12
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me too. just salt and pepper grinders.

everything else is on a lazy susan in a cabinet just one step to the right.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:16 PM   #13
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I have a wood lazy Susan next to the stove with a salt pig; pepper grinder; plain, basil, and roasted garlic olive oil bottles; and strawberry-balsamic, balsamic and red wine vinegar bottles. Other frequently used herbs and spices are in a cabinet to the left of the stove, and baking spices are in a cabinet on the other side, or in a recycled holiday popcorn tin, along with other baking items such as baking soda, baking powder, sifter, candy sprinkles, etc. I don't bake a lot, so it helps me to keep most of my baking stuff together in the tin.
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:23 PM   #14
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I have the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a seasoning blend of sea salt, garlic, and parsley.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:51 PM   #15
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Salt and pepper shakers, pepper grinder, and a jar of kosher salt. Used to have more, but it got very cluttered. All the other spices are in a cabinet not to far away.
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:57 PM   #16
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Just salt and pepper. I hide the spice rack in the cupboard near the stove. We had way too many things on the counter already! =)
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All of my spices/herbs/seasonings are in the cabinet just to the left of the stove. This keeps the kids out of my salt (they like to dump it).
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:21 AM   #18
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the coffee pot!!

I keep nothing around the stove, too hot and humid. All seasonings are kept on the other side of the kitchen in a cupboard.
Same here beth. All my seasonings are in the pantry in a two-tiered carousel. I had them out on the counter, & the aroma was lovely, but inside of a month they lost their zing.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:32 AM   #19
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Ok, you guys are making me feel like I got to much junk!
I keep all my junk near the stove. lol I'm usually too buzzed to have to go hunt for it.
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Just kosher salt and a pepper mill. Everything else is in a nearby cabinet.
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