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Hi mamas,<br>
I'm running low on my spices, it's time to get some new, fresh staff. Can you recommend any nice spicy webside? i love to cook indian food so i really need some magic powder.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
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I don't have a website to suggest, but I thought I'd tell you what I do. I keep the glass bottles from any spices I have purchased over the years and also own a set of plain glass spice bottles. I go to my local organic food co-op or to Whole Foods and buy spices from their bulk section. They are fresh and less expensive that way - and the biggest bonus is I can buy a quantity that makes sense for what I need. If I only use the spice on occasion I just buy a little so that doesn't get old and stale.<br><br>
This is another options to consider <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My favorite online source is <a href="http://www.penzeys.com" target="_blank">http://www.penzeys.com</a>. They have *wonderful* fresh spices and I love their catalog!
 

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I buy from Azure when I place my order. They come in bulk.<br><br>
Anybody need some Bay Leaves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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Do you have a indian grocery store nearby? If so, check them out. You can also buy whole spices and grind them in a coffee grinder.
 

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i second the indian store rec...also any ethnic store - chinese, thai, mexican usually has a great selection of spices inexpensive...the rest of the world cooks with so much more flavor than we do <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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there are lots of frontier co-ops going on right now, and they have a huge spice section
 

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mamas, thank you for the info. I would love to get some spieces from Whole Foods, but i need to wait a little bit for that trip, maybe till next month...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ...so for now i will order something from penzeys, it looks like they hava a nice selection.<br>
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Another vote for Penzy's. Their prices are pretty good compared to grocery stores and they are amazingly fresh. I've been VERY happy with their quality and customer service. You try to find cardomom pods for cheaper! They're much cheaper than even our local coop.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Another vote for Penzy's. Their prices are pretty good compared to grocery stores and they are amazingly fresh. I've been VERY happy with their quality and customer service. You try to find cardomom pods for cheaper! They're much cheaper than even our local coop.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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<a href="http://www.thespicehouse.com/info/home.php" target="_blank">http://www.thespicehouse.com/info/home.php</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I buy from Azure when I place my order. They come in bulk.<br><br>
Anybody need some Bay Leaves <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> too funny. I love azure.
 

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For Indian spices, you gotta gotta gotta go to namaste.com!!!!!!!!!! They have all kinds of stuff, but the spices are the best deal. You can get a pretty big box for I think a couple dollars plus shipping. The food you make will actually taste like you got in at an Indian restaurant! Go there right now and order some stuff, it's sooooo good!
 

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AJP- thespicehouse looks great...<br>
richella- i used to buy from <a href="http://www.namaste.com" target="_blank">www.namaste.com</a>, but somehow i didn't have luck to get all the things i wanted, so often they were out of cumin ...and that's #1 spice in my kitchen, usually i got lentils or beans, but that wasn't organic, so after all i stopped ordering from them.but dh loves this site, and all the chutney he get buy there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I wish i could just go to a store buy all the things....but i'm kind a stay-at-home-mom , don't drive a car..., sometimes biking, but that's not enough to go to a real deal store <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ...so internet shopping is my option.<br>
Ladies, one more question...azure looks pertty nice, how do you like lentils and beans from them?<br>
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I am not sure what you mean?<br><br>
I live near to a drop off point to I dont have to pay shipping <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I do get beans, lentil, brown rice, flour from them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
One thing IMO a person needs to make sure the spices they buy aren't irradiated.
 
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