Sometimes it happens like that. You just happen to see something, keep it, and are so glad that you did, because you never find it again. Or, someone shares it with you.
I happen to be partial to McCormick mixes, too.
After a while, I thought that I'd just gotten into a habit, and I've tried others. They ranged from okay to I'll-take-a-pass-on-that-one-thanks-anyway!
Whereas McCormick blends really do taste like what they should.
I remember going after poultry seasoning, especially, and some tasted strongly of black pepper, others were just off. McCormick's tasted like, well, chicken or stuffing.
I got to where I'd make my own first, just using the usual suspects, if I couldn't find or use theirs.
Oh yes, their yellow curry powder is really good! I used to make a Moroccan stew. And, my cous cous. (Instead of water, bring broth to a boil with salt, McCormick's yellow curry, and broccoli florets. When the broccoli is tender, add the cous cous, and cook as per usual.)
I love alea (sp?) salt.
All good on your list. I am especially addicted to the taste of celery seed/salt, and enjoy ginger a lot...dried, freeze dried, and fresh. The dried is a totally different animal from the other two.
Smoked paprika, when properly blended = bbq spice, such as on potato chips.
I used to use regular paprika quite a bit, too.
I'm pretty sure that most of my herbs will go into pots this year, as well.
I've just been sorting through my herbs seeds for the past 2 hrs. Maybe I'll post on it.
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