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If I had to narrow it down?

 

Salt

Black Peppercorns

White Pepper

Chili Powder

Cumin

Cinnamon

Garlic Powder

Mustard

Thyme

Rosemary

Bay Leaves

Oregano

Parsley

whole Cloves

Cayenne

File Powder (eta: this is what goes in gumbo)

Ginger

 

I rarely use dried basil or mint, I don't think they have a lot of flavor.

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Bay Leaves

fennel

 

Ground Ancho Chili Pepper

paprika

turmeric

cumin

ground onion and garlic only if you can get very high quality.

 

 

Sweet Curry or Hot Curry

Red pepper flakes (AKA crushed red pepper)

Cayenne pepper

mustard powder or mustard seeds

 

 

ground cinnamon

whole and ground Cloves

whole nutmeg

ground ginger

cocoa powder

cream of tartar

 

Spices I don't use as often but have in my spice rack: Sesame Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Star Anise, Cardamon, Juniper Berries, coriander

 

 

I don't use any dried herbs that come in jars. I have a year round herb garden for a few things, I dry herbs from my garden for others, or I do without.

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Thank you. Keep the ideas coming.

 

When I do my non-rut cooking it always seems that I come up short on seasonings.

 

I typically have the following:

 

Italian seasoning (Costco)

Cumin

Onion flakes

Garlic powder

Garlic salt

Curry

Marsala

Chili powder

Basil

Paprika

 

I have a few odds and ends that I don't use much, like poultry seasonings, etc....

 

But I KNOW I am missing some staples, I just can't figure out exactly what!

 

Thank you,

 

Dawn

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Off the top of my head, not counting plain old salt as a spice.

 

Seasoned Salt

Whole black pepper

Cinnamon

Cumin

Garlic powder

Allspice

Chile Powder

Paprika and Smoked paprika

Turmeric

Ginger

Crushed Red pepper flake

A good curry powder, your choice of heat

 

Dried herbs are different in my book, and for those, these are the must haves:

 

Bay leaf

Basil

Thyme

Dill

Oregano

Rosemary

 

After that, I would consider breaking out into more blends. Garlic Pepper, Herbes de Provence, Poultry Seasoning, Italian Seasoning, etc. I do most of my spice and dried herb shopping at Penzeys. If you have one anywhere near you, they're fun to go to because you can sit and smell the spices and the blends and get what you really like.

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