Lindsay Gill: Spice up your life

Friday, October 25, 2013

Spice up your life

I'm not talking about your love life (on that day, someone needs to take away my blogging password).  I'm not talking about the Spice Girls (who were awesome when I was in fourth grade).
I'm talking about those little guys that sit in the corner of my kitchen!


As I put everything in my fridge into my Crockpot for the mystery-everything-but-the-kitchen-sink meal of the week, I wonder what spices would go best with this concoction I'm creating.  I have my go-to spices, but I'm more of an artist than a chef.  When I see my spice rack, I see something more like this:
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So I found spice recommendations on this website and put the information into something a little more user friendly:



There is also a pretty good summary here if you want a little more explanation, and here for a directory of spices.  The Crockpot user manual also suggests that "fresh herbs add flavor and color, but should be added at the end of the cooking cycle as the flavor will dissipate over long cook times."  Good to know.

To my more "seasoned" chef readers out there...do you agree with this list?

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