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    Is there a list here of spices

    bigbadbrenda
    Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:10 pm
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    I want to make a list of spices that I can keep on hand to refill my bottles also to try new ones.
    Sitnalta
    Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:17 pm
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    bigbadbrenda wrote:
    I want to make a list of spices that I can keep on hand to refill my bottles also to try new ones.


    Hi BBBrenda - try these sites

    http://www.theepicentre.com/Spices/spiceref.html

    http://www.ehow.com/topic_1262_spices.html

    you may also want to check your local greenhouse/garden center for Herb plants as may can be dried and/or grown in pots year round for fresher things icon_smile.gif
    Hope that helped
    bigbadbrenda
    Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:24 pm
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    I kinda found what I wanted I looked a places that sold spices and wrote down most of them. I guess I pretty much have all the spices I want but I always figured I was missing things. The list will remind me what I need to buy.
    Thanks for the help.
    AskCy
    Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:44 am
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    It would depend on what sorts of things you are going to cook as to what spices you need to keep. You must remember that spices lose flavour over time and can go off !

    For Greek cooking I always have dried oregano to hand, mint (that with lemon and garlic is a good start to authentic Greek flavourings)

    For Italian again I have dried oregano and dried basil (I much prefer to use fresh basil though), paprika (smoked if you can get it)

    Indian spices need more work.. the basics would be fenugreek seeds (might be listed as methi), cumin seeds, corriander seeds, turmeric powder (might be listed as haldi), cinnamon, blackpepper, ginger, paprika,chilli powder, cardamon pods....

    Mexican, again smoked paprika, chilli powder are a must..

    English - mustard powder, thyme, sage, pepper

    and I keep other bits and bobs like celery salt (great for things like the secret fried chicken mix !) mace, nutmeg, fennel seeds, star anise, saffron, rosemary (great in cheesy bread) and a few others..

    but remember its no good having a cupboard full of 2 year old spices that aren't being used... you need to use them and replace when you are running out rather than go out and buy 20 different spices that might sit in the cupboard for months..

    The most regular spices I replace are oregano, fenugreek seeds (I make a lot of curry), smoked paprika and black pepper...

    Steve
    bigbadbrenda
    Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:24 am
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    Thank you
    GlobalTableAdventure
    Tue May 31, 2011 1:25 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    AskCy wrote:
    The most regular spices I replace are oregano, fenugreek seeds (I make a lot of curry), smoked paprika and black pepper...

    Steve


    Mmm. I love making homemade curry. I thought it would be hard until I tried it myself. Really just two steps - toast spices and blend together in a spice grinder/coffee grinder.
    AskCy
    Tue May 31, 2011 1:29 pm
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    You don't even have to grind most spices !... cinnamon sticks, cardamon pods etc... can all be left in and picked out before serving or warn guests and let them take them out themselves..

    Steve
    Karen From Colorado
    Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:18 pm
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    Check out the index at the very top of this forum. You will find 3 articles in regrds to spices under "S" there that you might find helpful.
    bigbadbrenda
    Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:46 pm
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    I got my list thanks and its great to see some posted here
    deepfryerdan
    Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:45 am
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    I had a hard time choosing spices for the longest time. I started my collection with the Holy Trinity of Spice basics: onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper. From there I added things as I needed them. Mustard seed, celery salt, marjoram. Now, if I feel like I need a new spice, I look one up and then try to find a recipe to go with it. Fun stuff.

    BTW, that ehow link is really great. I don't normally like that site but that's a good guide.
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