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If you were stranded on a desert island...

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and you could only have three spices available to you to use forever, which spices would they be? :D

 

Right now I am in love with chipotle chile powder, oregano and Penzey's cake spice. I think it's because I love spicy and sweet foods the most, and oregano goes well with just about everything.


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You always ask the hard questions, Paris...! ;)

 

I couldn't live without: Herbs De Provence! My WW leader uses this in her vegetable soup (see "My Leader, Nancy's, Vegetable Soup") and it is an EXQUISITE spice. Talk about "going-with-everything"...!

 

I would need my "Pepper Supreme" mix of whole peppercorns (white/green/pink/red/black). It's the on-ly way to do pepper~ And I do a lot!

 

And, lastly, my whole nutmegs with my little spice-rasp. It's too cute. And I use the nutmeg in my baked oatmeal, oat pucks, muffins, etc.


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Greek oregano is definitely on the list! So's nutmeg, and my pepper grinder would also come along for the ride. :crazy:


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Cordy~ How's Greek Oregano different from regular? I grow oregano...maybe I should see if I can find a Greek plant?...

 

Paris~ Do you use the chipotle chili powder alone? Or in conjunction with other chili powder? (In chili, for instance~) I think I'm definitely going to have to get some! I love chili powder, and I love chipotle peppers in adobo sauce~ :)


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Carol, I'm not sure if I'm using the proper descriptive vocabulary, but Greek oregano is a bit more woodsy and less sharp than Italian oregano.

 

If we're island-hopping, we can't forget the necessary condiments - I'll bring the Asian chili sauce, hoisin and fish sauce.


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Carol -- I use chipotle both ways. I love to use it in mayonnaise, ranch dressing, mashed potatoes, hot chocolate and other chocolate baked good that could use a bit of a kick. It's not so much spicy as it is flavorful and complex. I also like to use it in conjunction with a prepared chili powder in chilis and/or half and half with cayenne when a recipe calls for cayenne alone.


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Good Thread!

 

If garlic counts, thats my number 1. I use it in everything! I am also a big fan of oregano, tell me more about this greek style stuff! And finally I would pick something for baking--maybe cinnamon or vanilla. Though I am undecided.

 

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Hmm, good question, Paris...

 

The first would be cinnamon, definitly. I even craved it while I was pregnant..

 

The second would be basil, a good allround herb that can be used for most anything without being too overpowering

 

and I think the third would be either summer savory, allspice, sage, or tarragon. I just can't choose as they are all wonderful.

 

I guess I'm pretty dull, but I like the old standards.


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Hmmm...cumin, garlic & cinnamon!


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Guest KrisD

Well, assuming that I'm getting my salt from the surrounding sea....

 

Thyme

Peppercorns

Penzey's Cake spice. I like this in Baked oatmeal and in lammy dishes.

 

If I could have 5 I'd also take saffron and fennel pollen, but then again...maybe oregano and dill.

 

Zut alors, Paris! I hope I don't get stuck on a desert island!

 

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Guest racegirl12

I would have to have my Tony Chachare's Cajun Seasoning, garlic, and basil! :)

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Garlic for sure because I consider it a spice in granular form.

 

Emeril's Essence because you can put it on ANYTHING

 

And, the Penzey's cake spice because it has the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and everything all in one! I have a lot of their salt free spices and use them on roasted veggies to change the taste each time I roast a batch.


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