Seasoning Guide

Seasoning Guide

Us e the following suggestions as a guide when working with herbs and spices.  Crush dried or chop/snip fresh herbs to release the essential oils before using. Use three times more fresh herbs than dried.


Allspice meats, egg dishes, poultry brines, soups, vegetables, fruits, desserts
Anise meats, carrots, beets, green beans, mixed vegetable salads, breads, cakes, cookies, pastries
Basil meats, poultry, fish stews, egg dishes, stuffing’s, vegetables, pasta salads and dressings, breads, dips, sauces
Bay Leaf corned beef, spaghetti  sauce, fish, soups, stews, dried bean dishes, gravies, marinades
Caraway meat  loaf,  pot roasts, stews, egg dishes, poultry stuffing, vegetables, salads, breads, dips, spreads
Cayenne (red pepper) Mexican dishes, soups, chili, dips, spreads, snack mixes. I add this to almost anything
Celery (salt, powder/seed) Roasts, stews, egg dishes, stuffing’s, salads, breads, sauces, relishes, spreads, Bloody Mary drinks!
Chili Powder meats, poultry, fish, chili, stews, egg dishes,  vegetables,  dressings croutons, spreads, dips
Cinnamon pork, beef, chicken, vegetables, fruits, salads dressings, breads, French toast, cookies, pastries, desserts, beverages
Cloves pork, lamb, ham,  vegetables, fruit salads and dressings, cakes, cookies, pastries, marinades
Curry Powder beef, pork, poultry, lamb, fish, egg dishes, seafood salads, vegetables, rice, fruit, sauces, salad dressings, dips, cheese spreads
Dill (weed/seed) beef, lamb, poultry, fish, seafood, egg dishes, vegetable salads and dressings, breads, sauces
Garlic beef, pork, poultry, lamb, fish, seafood, soups, stews, egg dishes, vegetables, sauces, dips, snack mixes, popcorn….and anything you can think of! yum
Ginger meats, poultry, vegetables, salad dressings and marinades, fruit, breads, desserts, cookies, pastries
Marjoram meats, poultry, fish, seafood, stews, casseroles, egg dishes, vegetables, salads, breads, gravies, sauces
Mint beef, lamb, poultry, fish, vegetables, salads and dressings, stewed fruits, marinades, sauces
Mustard corned beef, egg dishes, macaroni salads, sauerkraut, marinades, sauces, dips, salad dressings, pickles
Nutmeg egg dishes, sauces, desserts, cookies, pastries, breads, fruits
Oregano meats, fish, seafood, stews, casseroles, soups, egg dishes, vegetables
Rosemary meat, poultry, fish, stews, casseroles, egg dishes, vegetables, salads, breads
Saffron Poultry, fish, seafood, stews, casseroles, rice, breads, cakes
Tarragon Meats, poultry, fish, seafood, casseroles, stews, vegetables, salads and dressings, cheese spreads, gravies, sauces
Thyme Meats, meat loaves, poultry, fish, seafood, stews, casseroles, egg dishes, vegetables, salads, breads, sauces, spreads


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