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Herbs n' spices.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Last month I was in Kansas for a visit with my dad and family. They live in the middle of nowhere so they tend to buy in bulk. He's got an Aladdin's Cave of herbs and spices and darn it, I want one too!

One night he cooked cod loins for dinner and thought a cajun blackened seasoning would be good with the fish. So he found a recipe online, handed it to me and I took about twelve different boxes and jars and mixed it up. So convenient and so tasty!

I've always said buying in bulk or from the bulk bins is a grand idea when it comes to herbs and spices. I need to get back to that. Having such a resource again would be fantastic, especially on those days when I'm bored with the same old thing.

I'm gonna do it.
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    2003 days ago
    Glad you had a good visit and tasty food with your dad.
    2004 days ago
    Herbs and spices really add flavor to my dishes when I am trying to ditch the fat and sodium. I have kind of gotten out of the habit lately of using them. So thanks for the great reminder. I feel so much more satisfied when I prepare and eat a dish with lots of flavors.
    2004 days ago
    Wonderful suggestion! It seems to me that the spices and herbs you get in bulk are fresher and tastier that the stuff in jars. God only knows how old they are. Thanks for sharing~ *hugs* BB~
    2004 days ago
    But aren't herbs and spices supposed to have a relatively short life-like a year or two?
    2004 days ago
    You go! I have not seen bulk spices here but I do buy them when I am in Italy or France. Having a well stocked pantry is a good thing. I struggle with cooking boredom here because there is not much variety in food so when ever I see something different for my pantry I grab it.

    I think we should get a report back on what you bought and what you made please!
    2004 days ago
    I don't know if they have something similar where you are, but here we have a store called Bulk Barn and they're just fantastic! It really is the way to go when buying spices as well... when I think back to the days when I used to buy those little spice bottles and pay so much for them...!
    2005 days ago
    good enjoy your day emoticon emoticon
    2005 days ago
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