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Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Linda Baldwin » Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:39 pm

I've ordered from Penzey's for years, but I seem to remember somebody (some time ago) mentioning a better source.

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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Paul Winalski » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:31 pm

I buy most of mine at a local Indian grocery store.

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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Larry Greenly » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:41 pm

I can get just about everything I want locally at various places, including International, Chinese, and Indian supermarkets (and they're usually less expensive). Plus I grow some.
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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Linda Baldwin » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:49 pm

Thanks Paul, but I don't have any such places locally.

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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Linda Baldwin » Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:54 pm

Larry, I grow all the herbs I can here in Central Virginia, but there are some, like good black pepper, sharp Hungarian paprika, and many others that I can't grow myself.

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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Larry Greenly » Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:27 pm

Gotcha. I'm fond of The Spice Hunter http://www.spicehunter.com I have a number of their spices including Tellicherry black pepper.

I've grown paprika and it might be possible for you, too. It's not any harder than growing regular chiles. Of course, it may depend on the type you want. Interestingly, NM is a big paprika producer and ships it around the world.
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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Bob Henrick » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:34 pm

Hi Linda! Girl it has been a looooooong time since we have seen your name here. I suppose you are busy as always, and I guess you are tending to spend your time on the Netscape food board. Anyways, it is good to see you here, and don't be such a stranger.
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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Robin Garr » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:44 am

Linda Baldwin wrote:I've ordered from Penzey's for years, but I seem to remember somebody (some time ago) mentioning a better source.


Linda, I'm still happy with Penzey's, although I never buy the pre-mixed spice blends that seem to take up more and more of their catalog.

Are you certain there's no good Indian or Asian grocery in Richmond, though? I know there's nothing out in Green Acres where you live ;) , but I would think a city Richmond's size would surely have at least one or two.
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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Randy Buckner » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:15 am

Linda Baldwin wrote:I've ordered from Penzey's for years, but I seem to remember somebody (some time ago) mentioning a better source.

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I've used Penzeys for years, trust them, and consider them very competitive with their prices. Why change? Like Robin, I don't buy mixes (except for their salad dressings).
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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:51 am

Another vote for Penzey's.


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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Linda Baldwin » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:14 am

Hey Bob! Nice to see you again too! No, I'm not terribly busy, just do a little photography, make enough $$ to pay for the equipment and braggin' rights when my pics get published.

Frank and I think of you and all the others every August and hope you're having a grand time in Daytwah.

I'm glad to see everybody is still happy with Penzey's. No, I don't frequent forums much anymore other than a couple photo related ones. I remember though that the Compuserve, er Netscape Cooks Forum was pretty active some years ago.

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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Linda Baldwin » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:16 am

Robin, I'm sure you're right, but I drive to Richmond as little as possible. As long as Penzey's still has good quality herbs and spices, I'll stick with them.

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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Linda Baldwin » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:21 am

Hey Bucko! Thanks for another vote for Penzey's. I've made my order.

What salad dressing mixes do you like? I saw they had a ranch dressing, but I copied that 40 years ago when Daddy brought back a case of Hidden Valley packets from CA. My recipe even got published in Southern Living Mag.[g]

Do you ever see Brian Loufborrow any more?

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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Randy Buckner » Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:10 pm

Do you ever see Brian Loufborrow any more?


As a matter of fact, several of us from our old tasting group flew down for a decadent wine and food event at his new Petaluma home. He cooked up a wonderful Chinese meal. They have an acreage, so Lisa has her horses.

It also provided me the opportunity to pay off a debt to Steve Van Horn, who lives in Sonoma. I owed him a dinner and wine for the OU loss to USC. We went to a place called Cole's Chop House -- pretty decent.
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Re: Where do you order your herbs and spices?

Postby Linda Baldwin » Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:09 pm

What fun! That reminds me of the time Bryan visited with us on the boat in Norfolk. We took him to the yacht club for dinner, and I believe we had the worst food and service any of us had ever experienced. So embarrassing!

Say hi to all for me.

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