Spicing Things Up

 

I asked a while back on my facebook page (you can find me under this blog name if you’re interested btw. Well? What are you waiting for?  Go look for petes sake!) if people were interested in my making posts about home made spice blends. The answer was a resounding yes. So being the person that I am, one who is always on top of things, strictly organized and gets things done the second they come up, I made a post on the subject immediately.

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STOP LAUGHING!!! It’s not nice! MOM!!!! They’re being mean to me!!!!

Ok, you can stop laughing now. Really. I don’t blame you though. I grinned as I typed that. Actually, I laughed hysterically and had to stop to wipe my streaming eyes. It took a while cause I couldn’t find the kleenex.

But here I am…right here…right now… finally making this first post in what will over time (probably much much time since I am so NOT organized I may have trouble finding my own spices) become a series of sorts. Today I chose what is my personal favorite. Back story- 1) I love love love dill weed. I don’t particularly like dill pickles but I love most things made with dill, be it fresh or dried. I love the smell, the flavor… all of it. And 2) I have always liked the Spice Hunters brand of spices. They are outstanding. My favorite was one called “Deliciously Dill”. The problem is, I don’t have the disposable income it takes to spend 6 bucks per bottle and shipping costs whenever I want it. So I decided to make it. This is a blend that goes great on sooooo many dishes. We love it in scrambled eggs (or “Janet Eggs” as my husband calls them), on fish, over steamed vegetables, in potato salad…. you name it, where ever dill can go, this can go. Making it at home saves so much money. You have the initial outlay for the bottled spices to make it but then you can make so many batches of this from those bottles.  So if you enjoy different spices (and chances are you wouldn’t be reading a food blog if that weren’t the case lol) try this. It’s easy (if you can pour and use a spoon, you’ve got it 😛 ) and so worth it. If the quantities listed are too much for you, you can cut this in half easily. This is a salt free blend but feel free to add salt if you want.

Dill/Onion Spice Blend

(For Use On Fish, Veggies, Eggs & Lots More 🙂   )

  • 1/4 cup dried dill weed
  • 1/3 cup dried minced onions
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons dried chives
  1. Mix everything together.
  2. The end. Added this yet again just cause one instruction looks funny 😛
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29 thoughts on “Spicing Things Up

  1. Delicious! I make something called “Ann’s Blend” that I made up and have a spice blender make for me. One day I’m gonna post it…..one day….soon….maybe when you visit! I’ll be organized then!

    • Thanks Erin! And yep… have to have more than one instruction. I feel like I’ve neglected something if I don’t 😛

    • Ehhhh, sheer luck. There are others who so should have gotten my spot ya know? But thank you nonetheless my friend 🙂

  2. Congratulations! I’m thinking this is going to be soooooo good on my daily stir fry. And have you made that gigantic batch of cookie dough yet? HA!!!

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