Free: huge herb and spice collection

Puspawarna

Moderator
Moderator
Cager
Joined
Jul 15, 2016
Messages
2,662
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
 
Last edited:

Anglian

Well-Known Member
Charter Member
Cager
Joined
Jul 17, 2016
Messages
2,462
Good grief Puspa, any spices you haven’t got
 

Puspawarna

Moderator
Moderator
Cager
Joined
Jul 15, 2016
Messages
2,662
Just wow. Your house on occasion must be delightfully aromatic.

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!
 

Davita

RIP
Charter Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2016
Messages
3,057
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!
I'm on my way to help...... 'coz I'm hungry and have my pompadums ready......:plane:....:hungry:
 

vocalneal

Well-Known Member
Cager
Joined
May 14, 2017
Messages
1,157
I'll be looking for something to make a cheese and pickle sandwich if I can find any decent cheese
 

Puspawarna

Moderator
Moderator
Cager
Joined
Jul 15, 2016
Messages
2,662
Hey can you post your papaya chutney recipe?

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.
 

Users who viewed this discussion (Total:0)

Follow Us

Latest Expat Indo Articles

Latest Tweets by Expat Indo

Online Now

No members online now.

Newest Members

Forum Statistics

Threads
5,028
Messages
78,500
Members
2,285
Latest member
Mr Richard
Top Bottom