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Monday, February 4, 2008

Penzey's Spices

I went to visit a friend in St. Paul, Minnesota and came across a culinary haven called Penzeys Spices.

It's an entire store dedicated to high-quality spices, herbs, and seasonings! I spent more $$$ than you (and my friend) would believe on spices. They had over 5 kinds of CINNAMON!!! I didn't even know so many types of cinnamon existed beyond McCormick's.

Luckily, they have an online store, so you can order all sorts of things from them, including their amazing Salt Free Selections! I cannot emphasize enough the use of quality spices, herbs and seasonings in healthy, low-fat cooking (provided you watch the sodium intake)!

I went home with:

* Bangkok Blend (Salt Free blend of: sweet peppers, garlic, ginger, black pepper, galangal, hot peppers, lemon grass, basil, and cilantro)

* Chesapeake Bay Seasoning

* Galangal

* Herbes de Provence

* Mural of Flavor (Salt Free blend of: shallots, onion, garlic, thyme, rosemary, basil, coriander, lemon peel, citric acid, black pepper, chives, green peppercorns, dill weed, and orange peel)

* Ozark Style Seasoning (salt, black pepper, sage, garlic, thyme, Hungarian papika, regular mustard, ancho chili, celery seed, cayenne, dillweed, dillseed, caraway seed, allspice, ginger, cardamom, bay leaves, mace, china cinnamon, savory and cloves)

* Seasoned Salt (coarse Sea Salt, Smoked Paprika, Sugar, Special Extra Bold Black Pepper, Turmeric, Onion, Garlic, Spice Extractives (including oleoresin of paprika, black pepper, celery, rosemary and thyme)

* Shallot Salt

* Sweet Curry

* Trinidad Lemon-Garlic Marinade (coarse salt, lemon peel, garlic, clove and ginger)

* Vindaloo Seasoning

* Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon

...and I wanted so much more!!

What are you going to pick?!

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

Here is a similar shop located in Denver:

They too have something like 5 or 6 types of cinnamon!