Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Kitchen Tips

Gourmet Garden SpicesIn my post The Ten Commandments of Quick Meals I mentioned using bottled minced cilantro if you are in a hurry and got requests for more details.

Gourmet Garden has a line of bottled herbs and spices that will shave time off your meal preparation time for about $3 a bottle.

Parsley, dill, lemon grass, ginger, cilantro--it may not be quite as good as freshly chopped but my children can't tell the difference and sometimes saving a few minutes is worth tiny sacrifice in flavor.

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17 comments:

Le laquet said...

I use the same brand particularly the minced chilli ~ it's a lifesaver!

Jane said...

Ok, I have been wondering how these work. I get my garlic, basil and parsley frozen in cubes at Trader Joes, but would LOVE to have an easier way to have ginger on hand. WFMW is great just for the product reviews!

girlymama said...

they make it with ginger!??

i am so buying some. i always seem to be running out of ginger. or i go to use it and its all mushy and gross.

thanks! i love your recipes and kitchen tips!!

Melkhi said...

I have the ginger tube in my freezer!

MC Milker said...

This is great! I have an herb garden but, cilantro is the toughest to keep alive - so I will stock up on this product.

Doug said...

I've gotta see if they sell this around here. Fresh-chopped is fine but I need something for when I'm out or when I'm in a hurry.

annie said...

Great tip, thanks!
Have a great Wednesday.
blessings~
Annie

Liz said...

OOh i have never seen these, they look awesome.. i am going to have to try to find these things now

laughing mommy said...

What a great idea! My cilantro wilts so fast. Thanks!

Alexandra said...

Yum! I use lots of spices, but in store bought jars. I have a jar of ginger which I use quite frequently, but I love that combo! I'll be trying this.

Susan said...

I have never heard of such a thing! This would be great for some herbs, especially ginger and cilantro.

Lei said...

So, it's like a paste? Huh. Is it better than dried herbs?

stef said...

I'm glad someone has tried this and can vouch for its usability -- seen it at the grocery but had my doubts. Now I need to get some! Thanks.

allrileyedup said...

This is wonderful! I didn't know this existed, and I am constantly throwing away my cilantro for not using it up quickly enough because the grocery store sells it in such huge bunches

Amy said...

I didn't know that they even made these. Thanks for sharing that- I will have to look for those!

Melessa said...

Thanks for the link! Those look really handy.

Grow Your Writing Business said...

Hi
This is too cool. This stuff is made not far from where I live. Guess where? Australia.

And I'm reading about it on a blog from Alaska. It's a small world, as they say.

Love your blog.

Yvonne