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DIY Pantry Items

There’s another Pantry Party coming up and I know what I’m bringing, but then another friend wanted to throw another party and I was vexed. I was wondering if I should bring the same thing or something else. Should I make it or collect it?

I love going to these parties they are so fun. They inspire me to make things that I have been thinking about doing for awhile, but I realized I don’t have to make anything. I can use these parties as an outlet to order bulk herbs that I love or make large amounts of dry mixes that I use a lot and give some/store some.

I use a ton of spices, but they still don’t get turned over quick enough for my taste. This could be the perfect outlet for that. I’ll let you know what I come up with.

Fun ‘problem’ to solve.

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14 Comments

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    katie//salt+pine
    March 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    You, Jora et al have inspired a pantry party up here in PT–I'm in the process of planning one with a friend. It's such a great idea, we just had to copy! 🙂

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    Desi McKinnon
    March 26, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    I can't wait to hear about it Katie. Very cool.

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    SuchSmallSteps
    March 26, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I'm so jealous of your pantry parties!

    Have you checked out that spice shop in Hillcrest on University? Could be a good place to load up on some unusual finds to give out!

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    Desi McKinnon
    March 27, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    I love that we finally have a spice shop in town. I usually purchase in bulk to get organic fresh spices that I love. I have been known to order from http://www.worldspice.com/ too. I love their curry mixes.

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    blake
    March 27, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Another PP? No fair. You girls are too much fun. xo

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    Lyann
    March 28, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Where is this spice shop?!

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    Lyann
    March 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Can't wait to see/taste what you come up with. I think I have some idea.

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    Desi McKinnon
    March 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/penzeys-spices-san-diego

    Penzey's Spices
    1274 University Ave
    (between Richmond St & Vermont St)
    San Diego, CA 92103

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    180|360
    March 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I am so jealous. I don't know anyone that would want to do this with me! Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

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    Desi McKinnon
    March 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    i was considering bringing my variation of your taco mix 😉

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    curiouscovetous
    April 9, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Maybe a meat / BBQ rub since it's turning into grill season? Since I'm from NM I might put some red chile powder in there 🙂

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    Desi McKinnon
    April 10, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    I am making a bbq rub. I'm thinking of going with an indian version and a mexican one. We will see…

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    Desi McKinnon
    April 10, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    P.S. If you want to share any recipes on the Handmade Pantry blog, let me know.

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    curiouscovetous
    May 22, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Maybe a BBQ rub since it's almost grill season? Since I'm from NM I might sneak some red chile powder in there 🙂

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