Ladies, Bakers, Cooks, you must seek out this store: Penzey’s Spices!!!
An entire store devoted to spices, herbs, peppers, salts, curries, and seasoning mixes. The best part? There are big jars to be sampled…Yes! Pop the top and breathe. Aaaahhhh….did you ever think cinnamon could smell so divine? Star anise – heavenly! The redolent smoked spanish paprika certainly provides a big wow.
Isn’t it beautiful? A sight & smell to behold!
I believe the store clerk told me there are 34 stores in the US. I do hope you are fortunate enough to have one in your neck of the woods or at least one near a relative’s home or vacation destination or somewhere you might be some day. If you think fondling school supplies or sniffing new homeschool books is the alltime high, then it is imperative you visit a Penzey’s!
So, does it enhance my cooking….but of course! Bon Apetite
And because inquiring minds want to know…..
The boxed set is called the Salad Sampler which comes with Buttermilk Ranch, Creamy Peppercorn, Italian Vinegar & Oil, and last but not least Green Goddess seasoning mixes. I love the old Green Goddess dressing, but it is full of sugar. I’ll be making this very soon.
The individual bottles are:
Smoked Spanish Paprika
Country French Vinaigrette (had this on chicken breasts tonite…yummy!)
In the bags:
Star Anise (I am in love with this spice)
Hot Chocolate (also in the big jar)
Kosher Style Flake Salt (I need one of those fancy salt pots like Alton Brown uses)
I can’t believe I forgot to buy the cinnamon……MUST GO BAaaCK! 😉