Custom Spice/Herb Blend

The idea behind this recipe is to use up what you have! Only limit the overpowering seasonings such as cumin or curry, otherwise use a teaspoon or so of each and if a bottle has a full tablespoon left in the bottom, just dump it all in to finish it off. I never make this the same way twice, but this is a fairly typical list. Use your delicious blend in soups, to pep up sauces, sprinkle on chicken or fish or salad, or sizzle in a spoonful of oil and toss with pasta.

Mix all together and grind to a powder in a coffee grinder reserved only for herbs. (Coffee acids are to difficult to remove from a grinder used for that purpose and will transfer a bitter flavor to your spices.) Smell the herbs before adding them and throw them away if there's no real scent - they're too old and there will be no real flavor! 

Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Black Pepper
Salt (flavored is fine)
Basil
Celery Seed
Coriander 
Cumin
Curry
Fennel
Dill
Oregano
Parsley
Marjoram
Sage
Thyme

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