Comments on: Do I Really Need… All These Spices? http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:37:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436737 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:44:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436737 I’m in coastal NC, so I totally feel you on the humidity front… totally fascinating. I may have to acquire yet another kitchen gadget!

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By: Lauren http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436729 Lauren Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:39:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436729 the food dehydrator is super handy for drying large amounts of herbs in a small space, however it takes several days to finish drying in the summer due to the humidity here (charlotte, nc). But it’s still way easier than hanging bunches of herbs upside down in my pantry, which was my old method :)

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436699 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:16:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436699 Maria — my favorite spice place, The Spice House (based in Chicago), ships EVERYWHERE… I’m very sorry to your wallet in advance. : )

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By: Maria C. http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436694 Maria C. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:15:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436694 Ladies, I envy you! Where I live, you have to dig long and hard in order to find more then salt, black pepper and hot paprika!!! And even then in the entire city you would end up with 15-20 spices total!!! So, when ever you want to empty you pantry and clean up you kitchen send all those nice spices over here to me!!!!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436669 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:07:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436669 that sounds gorgeous, meagan! do you have any photos of it you can show us?

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By: Meagan http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436661 Meagan Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:02:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436661 We have just one spice rack, but It’s floor to ceiling. I’m not sure how practical it really is, but it looks pretty cool… Guests always comment on it!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436478 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:02:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436478 well I’m blushing! and no, we can’t get rid of our spices, can we? i may be able to ax my crock pot (who am i kidding, it’s still sitting under my sink waiting for a new home) but my spices? NEVER.

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By: Dianne http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436468 Dianne Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:58:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436468 I was so afraid you were going to suggest getting rid of all those extra spices! I have a whole double door cabinet just for spices/rubs and the like. Looks like they’ll be staying! (An aside-I love your writing style and articles.)

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By: Kristen E http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436376 Kristen E Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:13:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436376 I love having tons of spices on hand, but I really do use them. I love to cook, and I cook many different kinds of food – last night was Italian, two nights ago was Indian, before that was Chinese, we’re having Thai later this week, etc. The spices really make a difference. I think having cuisine-specific spices is what makes my dishes taste authentic, instead of Americanized versions of them, you know? I buy all my spices from Penzey’s, usually online since we don’t have a retail store where I live. When I visit other cities, though, I always make a Penzey’s stop!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436329 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:46:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436329 that sounds TRULY beautiful. and far beats my orange-topped fresh direct spices! they might be tasty, but there’s nothing pretty about them.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436327 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:45:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436327 we all know the eating may be the best sole reason for living, so whatever spices required to make that delectable and delicious seem absolutely necessary in my book!

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By: Grace@ Sense and Simplicity http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436325 Grace@ Sense and Simplicity Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:44:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436325 I have lots as well, but love the feeling of being so prepared that when you need an unusual spice for a recipe you just happen to have it on hand (happened recently for Fenugreek). Last summer I put all my spices in small and medium sized mason jars. I love how pretty they look stacked in the cupboard – not necessarily the easiest way to find them as the labels are on the lids and I can’t see them when I open the cupboard, but beauty rules here.

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436324 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:44:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436324 hooray! we love ras al hanout with our tomatoes — have you tried that? delicious cooked up with chicken!

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By: Katie http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436322 Katie Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:43:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436322 My other half and I have an entire cupboard dedicated to herbs and spices. Which seemed like a lot, compared to most of our peers, but it’s still getting bigger. I love discovering new flavours and they can make a tin of tomatoes taste like it’s from basically any country in the world! Genius :)

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436300 Erin Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:48:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436300 we’re running out of storage space for ours, as well! but my husband aside, they are my one true love. the ones I absolutely cannot live without are curry & garam masala , rosemary, basil & oregano, and the few bulbs of garlic that I always keep on hand. without them, I’m not sure I would do any cooking! or any eating, for that matter!

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By: Lori H http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436295 Lori H Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:37:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436295 I love Penzey’s spices and we have a location here in town. That means I don’t have to overbuy spices and can replenish as I need to. My favorites are: smoked paprika, onion and garlic powders, cumin and salt-free taco seasoning.

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436279 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:46:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436279 That sounds wonderful…thank you!

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436277 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:42:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436277 I love that you collect spices. My husband is bringing home some from Afghanistan, too – it makes me so happy to see our lives lined up on a spice shelf.

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By: Sara http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436276 Sara Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:41:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436276 We have a lot. But they are not just spices, they are mementos as they have been collected and brought along from the different forigen countries we have lived in.
The only problem is trying to remember which country you bought which one in and therefore which language you should be looking for the label in. I am afraid one day I will put in the wrong one because I’ve forgotten the word in French or German

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By: Raleigh-Elizabeth http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/do-i-really-need-all-these-spices/comment-page-1/#comment-436275 Raleigh-Elizabeth Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:37:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=30685#comment-436275 Isn’t that the truth.

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