Some (like me) are learning how to like spicy food. But, that doesn’t mean that we don’t use spices! Back when we got married, my cousin got us a “Spicy Wedding” package, which included a lot of traditional wedding spices. Ultimately, she got us hooked on mail-order spices. We started out small – bulk orders of salt and pepper. Monday night, however, we realized that we were running low on a lot of our spices, and that it made more sense to order them through Penzey’s rather than go to the supermarket. The S/H costs were a bit higher than I would have liked, but we placed the order late Monday night, and they were waiting on our doorstep Wednesday afternoon. That’s a pretty awesome turnaround time!
Anyways, here’s what’s spicing up our kitchen these days. =]
In the jars (from left to right): cardamom, fennel seed, dill weed (ew, but D likes dill), nutmeg (perfect as it starts to get colder), and celery seed.
In bags (and yes, we will go through these): cumin seed, rosemary, white peppercorn (it’s going in our small salt shaker. The big salt shaker was a Christmas gift, and we still have 2/3 to 3/4 of the salt from the original batch in the container), coriander, and oregano.
Let the delicious cooking begin!