Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber
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Spice meme

Gacked from mmegaera, who got it from nishatalitha.

This is Bujold list denizen James Bryant's set of spices he gives as a wedding present. James is the one who is known for his curry parties whenever there's a good gathering of listees--the curry chef's slant is obvious.

I've bolded what I have, italicized ones I've never heard of, and left plain ones I know of and either have never used or am out of. Stuff I have that's not already on the list is at the bottom after a gap. My notes are in [brackets].

Ajwain
Allspice seeds [I only have ground]
Aniseed
Asafoetida [I've only heard of this as a medicinal]
Baking Powder
Basil
Bay Leaves
Bicarbonate of Soda
Cardamom Seeds
Cardamom powder
Caraway Seed
Cayenne
Celery seed
Chilles [I do have red pepper flakes...]
Chili Powder (blend - not ground chilles [that's Cayenne])
Chives [in the garden...though I need to plant more]
Cinnamon
Cloves (ground)
Cloves (whole)
Coriander (ground)
Coriander (whole)
Cream of tartar
Cumin (ground)
Cumin seed
Curry (Vencatachellums - Sharwood's Mild Madras) [not that brand, but I do have a red and a yellow curry powder]
Curry Leaves
Dill [hate it, so I don't keep it]
Fennel Seed
Fenugreek
Chinese Five spices
Garam masala
Ginger (ground)
Herbes de Provence (MUST contain lavender)
Lavender
Mace (ground)
Mango powder (Amchoor)
Mint
Mustard (ground)
Mustard seeds
Nutmeg (whole & ground together)
Onion seeds (Kaloni) [I think James has a typo, and this is kalonji, or nigella sativa. My jar is labelled charnushka...bought as an experiment, haven't done anything with it yet.]
Orange zest
Oregano
Parsley [garden only, or I buy it fresh]
Paprika
Peppercorns - black
Peppercorns - green
Peppercorns - white [I only have ground]
Poppy seed
Rosemary
Saffron
Sage
Sambar powder
Savory
Sesame seeds
Tarragon
Tamarind Paste
Thyme
Turmeric
Vanilla (pods in castor sugar) [I have pods, vanilla sugar, and extract]

chipotle, ground
cinnamon sticks
filé
garlic, granulated
marjoram
onion powder
paprika, smoked Spanish
star anise
Blends:
   fines herbes
   Italian seasoning
   Greek seasoning
   lemon pepper
   poultry seasoning [I seem to have 3 little jars of this at the moment. I do have a favorite recipe that uses a lot of it....]

In the garden, in addition to notes above:
lemon balm
rosemary
a tarragon substitute, as I've never been able to raise French tarragon
basil, in season
lemon grass, in season--mostly for the cats


I'm one of those who keeps some spices way too long, so not everything marked as being in my kitchen is really fit to use. Maybe that's obvious from the list...
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