I am fortunate to have a beautiful Whole Foods Market close by that has a fabulous bulk spice section. Every spice or seasoning blend I could imagine is available in big jars from which I scoop the amount I need. It’s always ultra-fresh and CHEAP!!
Seriously, I can scoop a nice-sized bag (more than comes in a McCormick bottle) of freshly dried oregano for 32 cents. The bag of dried bay leaves I picked was 9 cents. That’s cheaper than the Dollar Store and much better quality. I re-stocked five or six spices on my last visit and only spent a couple of dollars.
That totally works for me.
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