Stock Your Pantry: Spices

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Our compilation of spices that every cook needs in their kitchen to create the basics, and infuse your food with lots of flavor.

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If you’ve had your spices for over two years, or they are no longer fragrant, it is time to replace them. Spices are best stored in a cold and dark place.

 

Essentials:

  • Dried Bay Leaves
  • Black peppercorns – choose whole and then grind it fresh when you need it
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Cumin
  • Madras Curry Powder
  • Dry Mustard
  • Nutmeg – best to choose whole nutmegs and grate it fresh when needed for maximum flavor
  • Dried Oregano
  • Smoked and Sweet Paprika
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Thyme
  • Vanilla Extract