Free: huge herb and spice collection

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  1. Puspawarna

    Puspawarna
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    I keep a ridiculous supply of spices, herbs, and blends on hand, and I take excellent care of them: they live well-sealed in the freezer when not in use, and if they don't smell pungent to me anymore, I toss them. I tend to buy my spices from Penzey's, though my collection comes from a range of sources - travel/spice markets, departing friends who gave me their stuff, ordinary grocery stores, etc.

    I'm actually taking some of it back to Hawaii with me (it would cost hundreds of dollars to start fresh and buy everything I like to keep on hand), but that still leaves an amazing amount of stuff. My staff would be clueless regarding what to do with most of it, and I hate to just throw it out, so I'm giving it all away. PM me to arrange a time to pick up any or all of it. Here's a list of what I've got (okay, kava isn't a flavoring - but I store it with my spices and I'm giving it away too):

    UPDATE: ALL GONE. Sorry to anyone who reads this thread too late.

    Achiote (annatto)
    Adobo powder
    Allspice, ground

    Allspice, whole
    Bay leaf
    Berbere
    Cajun blend
    Caraway seed
    Celery flakes
    Celery seed

    Chervil
    Chiles, dried
    Chili powder, hot Mexican style
    Chili powder, Tex-Mex
    Chipotles, whole dried
    Cinnamon sticks

    Cinnamon, ground (several varieties)
    Cloves, ground
    Cloves, whole
    Coriander, ground
    Cumin seed, whole
    Cumin, ground
    Dill seed
    Dill seed, ground
    Dill weed
    Fennel seeds
    Fenugreek leaves
    Fenugreek seeds
    Five-spice powder
    Garam masala
    Garlic powder

    Garlic salt
    Ginger, ground
    Hing (asafoetida)
    Jalepeno powder
    Kaffir lime leaves, ground
    Kava, Fijian
    Lengkuas
    Mace, blade
    Mace, ground
    Marjoram
    Mint
    Mustard seed, yellow
    Nigella (basil) seeds
    Nutmeg, whole
    Paprika, smoked
    Paprika, sweet

    Parsley flakes, dried
    Peppercorns, white Cambodian
    Poppy seeds, black
    Poppy seeds, white
    Pumpkin pie spice
    Saffron

    Sage, rubbed
    Sesame seeds, black
    Sesame seeds, white
    Star anise
    Sumac
    Szechuan peppercorns
    Taco seasoning
    Tumeric, ground
    Vanilla bean
     
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  2. Anglian

    Anglian Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    Good grief Puspa, any spices you haven’t got
     
  3. Puspawarna

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    Sure...I'm taking all the tarragon to Hawaii.
    And I forgot to mention the dried parsley:)
     
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    waarmstrong Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    I'd come over and get it all if I was in town.
     
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    Just wow. Your house on occasion must be delightfully aromatic.
     
  6. Puspawarna

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    Truer words were never spoken. Now that all the spices are thawed, it smells like an Indian grocery in my house. It's a bit overpowering, actually. Somebody help!
     
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    Davita Well-Known Member Charter Member

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    I'm on my way to help...... 'coz I'm hungry and have my pompadums ready......:plane:....:hungry:
     
  8. Puspawarna

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    Great! I have homemade papaya chutney in the freezer - we can chow down :hungry:
     
  9. steveandpenny

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    Hey can you post your papaya chutney recipe?
     
  10. William King

    William King Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    me too ! :tongue:
     
  11. vocalneal

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    I'll be looking for something to make a cheese and pickle sandwich if I can find any decent cheese
     
  12. Puspawarna

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    Unfortunately it's in a box in the port in Honolulu right now. The recipe is a little weird - I created it when I saw a mango chutney I wanted to make, but I didn't have mango, so I started with papaya. Then I didn't have enough of most of the ingredients, so I used what I had and substituted something similar for the rest.

    As a result, the recipe uses papayas, bananas, raisins, brown sugar, white sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and I forget what all else - but there are A LOT of ingredients. It could probably be simplified, but it was so delicious the first time I made it that I quickly wrote down what I had done before I forgot, and I've been making it the same way for decades. (It makes a lot and freezes well, so I don't mind the bother.)

    Anyway, I'm putting "post chutney recipe" on my Things To Do list for Hawaii, so in 5-6 weeks I should be able to post it.
     
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  13. steveandpenny

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    Looks like a pickle sandwich for you then.
     
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