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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1165 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1165 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2022 :  5:58:29 PM  Show Profile
A while back I inquired about spices. I use a lot of Herbes de Provence. And, I've been getting it for years from King Arthur Flour. At the time someone mentioned Penzys. I ran out a couple of weeks ago and goldarn it, KAF no longer carried it. So I ordered a bulk bag from Penzys -- great service and nice fresh product. So whoever recommended it -- a but thank you to you. Now I'm gonna order some Chinese Five Spice. I can never find it in the grocery store.
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

2142 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
2142 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2022 :  8:02:37 PM  Show Profile
Penny’s is the only place I order spices from. There cinnamons are fantastic.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1165 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1165 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2022 :  11:08:31 PM  Show Profile
Ah ha, so you're the one who suggested Penzys, Treelady. Thank you. Thank you.
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4523 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4523 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2022 :  03:44:33 AM  Show Profile
We have a Penzy's in our town and it always smells so wonderful inside. Glad you found what you needed.

Dawn in IL

"April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden."
Marty Rubin.
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

2142 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
2142 Posts

Posted - Mar 25 2022 :  06:03:05 AM  Show Profile
Dawn,
That is the Penzy’s I go to. My son and his family live in Naperville and I go several times a year to visit. I always have to make a stop at Penzys when I go there.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado

Edited by - treelady on Mar 25 2022 06:06:28 AM
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2513 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2513 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2022 :  07:27:19 AM  Show Profile
Jean - what do you use Herbes de Provence and Chinese Five Spice for? I grow and use a lot of basil, oregano, chives, and parsley. Your herbs sound a bit more interesting LOL!

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1165 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1165 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2022 :  12:03:43 PM  Show Profile
Hi Heather,
Well any Asian dish at all, I usually sprinkle the meat with Chinese 5 Spice and garlic powder before cooking. It really gives Asian dishes a nice flavor "kick".As for the Herbs de Provence -- my two favorite ways to use it are on Avocado Toast and the following absolutely yummy and easy crockpot chicken dish . . .

In your crock pot, place one un-diluted can of cream of mushroom (or cream of chicken) soup ,an 8-oz. block of cream cheese cut into small pieces, 1 can drained cut mushrooms (or fresh if you prefer), and 1/4 cup white wine. While that is warming melt 1/2 cube butter and mix in 1 package of either Ranch or Italian (I prefer Ranch) dressing and one tablespoon Herbs de Provence. Add to the soup mixture and stir well. Add chicken breasts cut in half. Mix all together and cook on high for 2 hours then low for 4 hours. Cook 2 cups of dry bow ties or egg noodles to al dente and add to the chicken mixture just before serving. You can add a couple of hands full of frozen peas the last hour if you like and salt & pepper to taste. I use two nice big chicken breasts. But if your family is larger than mine, you can do more as it makes quite a bit of sauce. Enjoy.
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking

Edited by - JeanP on Mar 27 2022 12:06:46 PM
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2205 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2205 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2022 :  4:52:59 PM  Show Profile
That sounds yummy, Jean, I copied the recipe to give er a try!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5790 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5790 Posts

Posted - Mar 28 2022 :  11:27:52 AM  Show Profile
I love Herbs de Provence to cook in rice or make a rub with them for roasted chicken. They are a very versatile combination to work with.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

2513 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
2513 Posts

Posted - Mar 29 2022 :  09:47:36 AM  Show Profile
I think I'll have to get some and give it a try! Thanks for the recipe, Jean.

~Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
September 2014 Farmgirl of the Month


"The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment" - Yogi teabag
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

378 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
378 Posts

Posted - May 19 2022 :  10:14:09 AM  Show Profile
I agree that the recipe sounds great! Will be trying it soon. Thanks, Jean!

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

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Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8521 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8521 Posts

Posted - May 19 2022 :  12:31:54 PM  Show Profile
That recipe sounds wonderful! Will have to give a try.

~Denise
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

852 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
852 Posts

Posted - May 20 2022 :  08:36:43 AM  Show Profile
I love Penzy's and they have a store not far from where my daughter lives ... Bonus for me!

I started my spice collection by buying Simply Organic spices; I loved the jar and the fact that the spice name is on the lid! I just refill the jar when it's empty.

Herbes de Provence, a friend of mine brought me some from France. Honestly, I don't think to use it. How do you use your herbes de Provence?

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
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Edited by - ceridwen on May 20 2022 08:37:17 AM
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1165 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1165 Posts

Posted - May 20 2022 :  11:31:26 AM  Show Profile
Carole, see my March 27 post for how I use the Herbs de Provence. I also use a couple pinches of it in scrambled eggs or omelets. YUM.
jean


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
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