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  • Asafoetida (mix)

    7 4.46%
  • Cinammon

    82 52.23%
  • Cardamom

    30 19.11%
  • Coriander (seeds/powder)

    30 19.11%
  • Coriander/Cilantro (leaves)

    49 31.21%
  • Cayenne Pepper

    37 23.57%
  • Black Pepper

    73 46.50%
  • White Pepper

    12 7.64%
  • Paprika (powder)

    48 30.57%
  • Ground Ginger

    31 19.75%
  • Fresh Ginger

    61 38.85%
  • Allspice

    19 12.10%
  • 5-spice

    9 5.73%
  • Fennel seeds

    9 5.73%
  • Caraway

    13 8.28%
  • Cumin

    67 42.68%
  • Chili powder

    49 31.21%
  • Fresh Chili

    37 23.57%
  • Nutmeg

    39 24.84%
  • Turmeric

    43 27.39%
  • Saffron

    18 11.46%
  • Fresh Garlic

    109 69.43%
  • Garlic powder

    27 17.20%
  • Mace

    4 2.55%
  • Cloves

    19 12.10%
  • Picante Pimenton

    3 1.91%
  • Basil (dry)

    37 23.57%
  • Fresh Basil

    82 52.23%
  • Bay leaves

    20 12.74%
  • Orgeano

    49 31.21%
  • Rosemary

    49 31.21%
  • Ajwain

    3 1.91%
  • Szechuan pepper

    5 3.18%
  • Thyme

    40 25.48%
  • Fresh Parsley

    47 29.94%
  • Dried Parsley

    17 10.83%
  • Sage

    33 21.02%
  • Marjoram

    15 9.55%
  • Vanilla

    63 40.13%
  • Lemon grass

    28 17.83%
  • Mustard seeds (yellow)

    16 10.19%
  • Mustard seeds (brown)

    13 8.28%
  • Dried mint leaves

    11 7.01%
  • Fresh mint leaves

    41 26.11%
  • Goma Sio (roasted sesame seeds)

    8 5.10%
  • Garam Masala (Indian spice mix)

    46 29.30%
  • Tandoori Masala (Indian spice mix)

    16 10.19%
  • Curry mix

    49 31.21%
  • Curry leaves (Indian)

    10 6.37%
  • Anise Seeds

    6 3.82%
  • Kaffir Lime leaves (Thai)

    5 3.18%
  • Star Anis

    9 5.73%
  • Fenugreek

    11 7.01%
  • Galangal

    5 3.18%
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    Default What are your favorite herbs / spices ?

    What are your favorite spices?

    Before I add the poll itself, please list your favorite spices (unless someone else listed them already)...
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Just spices or herbs too? I found this if it helps?
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Turmeric, cinammon, cardamom, coriander (seeds), cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper.

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    cinnamon, ginger, allspice, saffron, paprika, coriander.
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    Oh yes, that is how you spell "cinnamon" isn't it?

    Thought of another couple: carraway (or do I mean "caraway"?) seeds, fennel seeds

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    Red chilli, cumin.
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    You mean there are seasonings other than garlic?

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    cinnamon, nutmeg, tumeric, mace

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    garlic, chilli, ginger, coriander

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, chilli, coriander, garlic, white pepper, black pepper, cloves
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    mmm all of the above plus picante pimenton - its a hot, smokey paprika type spice. (barts spices range)

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Just spices or herbs too?
    Herbs too + other stuff primarily used for taste - like coriander/bay/curry leaves, garlic and chili.
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    In that case I'll add basil, oregano and parsley
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    The ones I personally use often:
    Cumin, black pepper, garlic, and basil.

    The ones my mother, who happens to be a better cook than me, uses often:
    Cumin, allspice, cinnamon, garlic, black pepper, bay leaves, dried mint, and cardamom.
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    Szechuan pepper (corn). I'm not 100% sure of that spelling and have trouble finding this in stores so I usually substitute normal crushed red pepper (the kind often found in shakers in pizzerias). I love hot, hot, hot food. I think in an earlier life I was a dragon. (Just kidding, I don't believe in reincarnation, just to set the record straight, but I do believe in ancient dragons. No, not like the present day Komodo dragon, I'm talkin' giant, jetliner-sized flying reptilian beasts. Perhaps you call them by their more common name: pterodactyls) Does anyone know where to find this pepper in the Boston area? TIA

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Thyme, oregano, parsley (not dried), basil (ditto), rosemary and sage sometimes.

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Quote Korn View Post
    Herbs too + other stuff primarily used for taste - like coriander/bay/curry leaves, garlic and chili.
    oh, add basil, oreganum, rosemary, all fresh and marjoram
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Basil and garlic for me!
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    i'll add vanilla, lemongrass and star anis

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    Herbs: basil, lemongrass, fresh mint

    spices: coriander, fennel and mustard seeds, cumin, chilli, green pepper (whole)... really a lot, just bought a variety of Indian spices I haven't used before yesterday...

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    My favourite has gotta be Cumin Where is he these days?

    I also like Coriander, Basil, Turmeric, Chili... Maybe all herbs and spices?

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Quote Korn View Post
    Herbs too + other stuff primarily used for taste - like coriander/bay/curry leaves, garlic and chili.
    I also like a spice mix called garam masala, which I buy ready mixed. Herbs: I like basil best and I eat loads of pesto. I also like mint.
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Curry
    Garam masala
    tumeric
    ginger
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    herbs: thyme, basil, oregano
    spices: vanilla, ginger, cumin, coriander

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    I'm trying to get hold of ajwain, I think that it is also lovage. It is often an ingrediant in poppadums. I really like that.
    CedarBlue, I love that picante pimenton too. Do you have a favourite dish that you use it in? I like it in rice.
    I love all the those already mentioned. I also use nutmeg pretty often.

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    I use a wide range of spices and love most of them (not anise or anything similar, though). The ones I use most are turmeric, garlic, ginger (the best!), basil, cayenne, and coriander. I buy a lot of things that have cinammon in them, but I don't cook or bake with it often myself.

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    I'm adding basil, rosemary and garlic.

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    Oh, I forgot to add one we all use, like it or not, daily. When people ask me "what do you eat?" I sometimes answer, "Of the three forms of matter, animal, vegetable, or mineral, I only eat the last two". Puzzled, they often then ask, "What mineral do you eat?" I answer, "salt".

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Herbs - basil, oregano, coriander
    Spices - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger

    And chilli and black pepper and garlic if they count

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    Quote auntierozzi View Post
    I'm trying to get hold of ajwain, I think that it is also lovage. It is often an ingrediant in poppadums. I really like that.
    CedarBlue, I love that picante pimenton too. Do you have a favourite dish that you use it in? I like it in rice.
    I love all the those already mentioned. I also use nutmeg pretty often.

    "Ajwain is often confused with lovage seed; even some dictionaries mistakenly state that ajwain comes from the lovage plant." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajwain

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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Are we getting the poll, Korn?
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Thanks for the reminder!
    I made a list now. Please check if there are any last comments before I open the poll...
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    Only if you post on my "going grey" poll.....
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Korn, you have Kaffir Lime leaves in twice. Once with curry leaves and once on it's own.

    Also what about ground coriander? Maybe have coriander seeds/powder?
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    Default Re: Planning a poll: What are your favorite spices?

    Thanks, Tigerlily!

    The poll is open now.
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    Voted.
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    Default Re: What are your favorite spices?

    Me too...fresh basil and fresh garlic.

    I think it would be easier if the names were alphabetical though!
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    I voted for 5 since they're the ones I use most frequently.
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    Default Re: What are your favorite spices?

    cumin..fresh basil..mmm..cinammon..i instantly forgot what i voted for..

    asafoetida i like because of/in spite of it's slightly manky smell

    black pepper is indispensible....omg and garlic..loads of it

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    OMG! Someone likes asafoetida! It smells so bad it has to be double wrapped. Still I suppose it must make interesting food...

    I like all the usual stuff really, mainly the ones that have a lot of votes. I keep meaning to do a cookery course or something, cos I definately need to expand my repetoire.

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    hee, I'm the only person who's voted for marjoram so far!

    I also like general mixed spice (like sweet spice mix for cakes). Maybe I should have mentioned that before the poll went up! :Oops:

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    i think mixed spice and allspice are the same thing aren't they?
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    As far as I know Allspice is actually just one spice...

    eta - yup!

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    oh ok, i always thought it was the same thing. you learn something new every day i guess!
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    Nobody else likes white pepper?

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    Nobody else likes white pepper?
    I would put that down to black pepper being generally more available than white.
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    fresh garlic is the winner so far...i hope all of us vegans carry a box of mints speaking of which, i recently found organic, free trade mints...i love them.
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    Quote twinkle View Post
    As far as I know Allspice is actually just one spice...

    eta - yup!
    Allspice is a pod like thing I put in my pickled beetroot recipe. I don't know what other use it has.
    Maybe I should study this
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    Default Re: What are your favorite spices?

    I like garlic and ginger the best! A lot of the others are good too.

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    My new fave is ginger!

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